Creamy braised leek pasta

Serves: 2 as a main


3 leeks 
10g fresh thyme 
1 tbsp olive oil
4 cloves garlic minced
¼ cup boiled water 
250ml single plant based or dairy (optional)
5 sheets lasagne pasta 
¼ tsp pepper
½ tsp salt 

Optional per portion:
Sprinkle of chilli flakes 
1 tsp toasted pine nuts


Chop the leeks into around 3cm thick circles and fry in a drizzle of olive oil with the fresh thyme and minced garlic for around 5 minutes

Add the water and fresh thyme, pop on a lid and simmer for a further 5 minutes

Whilst the leeks are simmering, add the lasagne sheets to a separate pan of water, add a pinch of salt and boil for around 5 minutes 

Add the cream to the leeks, turning the heat right down to ensure it doesn’t curdle, season, add the lasagne sheets and allow to combine for a further 2 minutes

Check seasoning and garnish with a sprinkle of chilli flakes and toasted pine nuts

© Lucy Parker @lucy_and_lentils for The British Leek Growers’ Association (2020).

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