In the winter, many of us crave delicious and nutritious dishes to warm us up on a cold day. Pies and bakes are a wonderful way to pack vegetables into one meal without compromising on flavour.
If you’re craving a delicious dish that’s easy to make, why not consider combining two of nature’s best winter vegetables together; leeks and potatoes? They make a great flavour combination and can be paired with a variety of meats like chicken and bacon or left alone with other vegetables to make a great vegetarian option.
We take a look at some of our favourite recipes that contain leeks and potatoes now, and we guarantee there is something you’ll like, and the family will love, on our list. With the help of the Knorr range of sauces for bakes, you’ll be glad you did.
What are the Health Benefits of Leeks and Potatoes?
A leek is actually a vegetable that belongs to the onion family. It is a long cylindrical bulb that is a popular base for many stews, soups, and bakes. Leeks offer great health benefits in that they help to lower blood pressure, have anti-cancer sulphides and even act as a natural gut prebiotic.
Potatoes are a staple food of many South Africans because they are one of the most versatile and tasty vegetables you can get.
Potatoes support bone health, blood pressure, lower inflammation and also aid in digestion and positive metabolism.
Combining these two vegetables into delicious recipes for the whole family, makes a lot of sense.
Leek and Potato Recipes
We’ve selected three recipes that we think you’re going to love. There’s something for everyone in our selection and most importantly, they highlight the versatility and flavour of our hero vegetables, the leek and the potato.
Creamy Bacon and Leek Pap Tart
You can’t get more South African than mouth-watering bacon, mushrooms and cheese topped with flavoured pap, can you? This recipe is perfect as a main meal, or as a side to your next braai. Read the full Creamy Bacon and Leek Pap Tart recipe now.
Creamy Potato Bake with Chicken, Leeks and Bacon
This recipe is a pumped-up version of the traditional potato bake. Knorr’s Potato Bake packet takes this dish to new, mouth-watering heights. It’s perfect as a main meal served with salads and warmed breads. Read the full Creamy Potato Bake with Chicken, Leeks and Bacon recipe now.
Leek, Mushroom and Turnip Leaf Quiche
For a vegetarian dish that’s packed with flavour, choose to serve this recipe for dinner. It combines roasted turnips, mushrooms and leeks into a delicious, cheesy quiche baked in a homemade pastry. Yum!Read the full Leek, Mushroom and Turnip Leaf Quiche recipe now. For more winter warmer recipes and other great mealtime ideas, visit What’s For Dinner today.
You may be a little surprised to see the likes of a usually entirely egg-based breakfast making an appearance here. But Here it is, the vegan omelette – a What’s For Dinner creation that’s making waves in the vegan breakfast community. It’s a light and fluffy eggless chickpea flour omelette with sauteed baby spinach, mushrooms, peppers, avocado and chopped spring onion, drizzled with a delectable homemade vegan ranch dressing. Best of all, no eggs were harmed in the making of this one, of course.