Rich, delicious, filling and very easy to make. Bacon and leeks are the stars in this creamy white sauce. Serve over your favorite pasta. Linguine and spaghetti are both great with this.

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Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry for a few minutes, then add the leeks. Cook and stir until bacon is crisp and leeks are tender. Set aside.

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  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk together the flour and milk, then pour into the saucepan with the butter. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from the heat and stir in the feta cheese. Mix in bacon and leeks, then season with pepper to taste. Serve over your favorite pasta.

Nutrition Facts

392 calories; protein 20.5g 41% DV; carbohydrates 20.7g 7% DV; fat 25.3g 39% DV; cholesterol 88.2mg 29% DV; sodium 1139.3mg 46% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2007
The basic idea here is a fantastic twist on your ordinary bechamel. The feta is a unique touch. I didn't have leeks so I used a red onion. Next time I'll probably head out to the store and find some leeks or green onions or half the onion. It wasn't clear in the instructions but with the amount of flour I used the bacon fat with a reduced amount of butter for my roux. It lent a nice smokey flavor throughout the sauce. I also used an extra cup of milk based on the reviews saying it was such a thick sauce. It was still very thick. I also didn't have quite enough feta so I added a handful of freshly grated parmesan cheese to compensate. Instead of adding the onion and bacon back to the sauce I reserved it as a garnish. I served the sauce over pasta with blanched green beans and a grape tomato dice. It was a very tasty and filling meal. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/03/2008
Decent. Read More
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56 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2007
The basic idea here is a fantastic twist on your ordinary bechamel. The feta is a unique touch. I didn't have leeks so I used a red onion. Next time I'll probably head out to the store and find some leeks or green onions or half the onion. It wasn't clear in the instructions but with the amount of flour I used the bacon fat with a reduced amount of butter for my roux. It lent a nice smokey flavor throughout the sauce. I also used an extra cup of milk based on the reviews saying it was such a thick sauce. It was still very thick. I also didn't have quite enough feta so I added a handful of freshly grated parmesan cheese to compensate. Instead of adding the onion and bacon back to the sauce I reserved it as a garnish. I served the sauce over pasta with blanched green beans and a grape tomato dice. It was a very tasty and filling meal. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2008
Lovely recipe - I'm enjoying it as I type - I added some fresh thyme to break up the rich flavours - this will be a often repeated recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2008
This was really really good although I used cheddar cheese and onions instead of feta and leeks. Very tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2007
We really liked this. I added a generous splash of dry white wine and used ground white pepper instead of black. Makes an easy, elegant pasta sauce that's a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2005
Wonderful flavor and easy to make. I did use green onions instead of leeks ('cause that's what I had). It's a thick sauce so I would serve over penne pasta... got reviews of "It's a keeper" from my partner and my sales manager. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/02/2008
Decent. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/07/2007
Needs work. Sauce is very pasty & thick as is and the flavor is just bland. Tastes "canned". Not sure I would make this again too many additions/changes needed. Hubby disliked it & my kids wouldn't touch it though they like both feta & Bacon normally. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2006
I didn't like the idea of making this with leeks so I used green onions instead. I had it over angel hair pasta and with a thick slice of cheesy garlic bread this made a great lunch. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2006
This dish is fantastic! im a uni student who works and studies a lot, and dont have time to cook. i whip this up in minutes (doubling it) and i have heaps left to freeze for a quick meal. Absolutly delicious! made it many times now! thanks a lot! Read More
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