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Potato & Leek Bake

Potato & Leek Bake

By: Lisa Guy

This delicious, creamy potato and leek bake is a comforting and hearty dish that goes perfectly with roast chicken, lamb or fish.



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  • 1 leek, finely diced
  • Olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Small handful fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp gluten-free flour
  • Good pinch sea salt & pepper
  • 1¼ cups organic milk or cream
  • 4 large potatoes, peeled & thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Swiss or vintage cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Fresh herbs, to serve


  • Preheat oven to 190°C.
  • In a frying pan over medium heat, fry leek in some olive oil for 4 mins, add garlic and thyme and cook for a further 2 mins. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the flour, salt and pepper and gradually whisk in the milk. Bring to the boil, then remove from the heat. Stir through the leek mixture.
  • In a baking dish, layer your potatoes with some leek white sauce, sprinkle with some cheese and then repeat. Top with cheese and then cover tightly with foil. Bake for 30 mins and then bake for a further 30 mins, uncovered, until it’s golden brown and the potatoes are fully cooked through.
  • Top with some fresh herbs to serve.


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Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .

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