Leek, Potato, and Bacon Casserole (Food Network Kitchens) Recipe

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  1. Preheat the oven 325 degrees F.
  2. Butter an 8-by-8-inch square glass casserole dish. Halve the leeks lengthwise, and then cut them crosswise into half circles (There should be about 1 3/4 cups.). Put the cut leeks in the basket of a salad spinner, or a colander set in a bowl, and fill with water. Swish the leeks around to flush out any grit. Lift the basket from water-don't pour the water off or you will pour any grit right back over the leeks.
  3. Heat a medium skillet over medium heat and fry the bacon until crispy, about 5 minutes. Transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to cool, then crumble. Discard all but 1 tablespoon of the pan drippings, add the butter and leeks, and season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and some pepper. Cook until tender, about 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, put the potatoes in a small saucepan with the garlic, thyme, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt and water, to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat, then drain. Discard the thyme and garlic and add potatoes to the leeks.
  5. In a medium bowl whisk together the eggs and half-and-half, then stir in the leek mixture, 1 cup of the cheese, the bacon, and nutmeg. Season with 1 teaspoon of salt and some pepper. Transfer the mixture to the prepared dish, cover with foil and bake until just set but still moist, about 55 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  6. Position a rack in the upper part of the oven and preheat the broiler. Scatter the remaining 1 cup cheese over the casserole and broil until the cheese browns, about 3 minutes. Set aside for 5 to 10 minutes before serving. Unmold or serve from baking dish.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 594.14 Kcal (2488 kJ)
Calories from fat 398.16 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44.24g 68%
Cholesterol 368.18mg 123%
Sodium 2223.27mg 93%
Potassium 640.98mg 14%
Total Carbs 21.99g 7%
Sugars 2.35g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2.04g 8%
Protein 34.14g 68%
Vitamin C 11.1mg 19%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Calcium 576.5mg 58%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 166.42 Kcal (697 kJ)
Calories from fat 111.52 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.39g 68%
Cholesterol 103.13mg 123%
Sodium 622.74mg 93%
Potassium 179.54mg 14%
Total Carbs 6.16g 7%
Sugars 0.66g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0.57g 8%
Protein 9.56g 68%
Vitamin C 3.1mg 19%
Iron 0.8mg 16%
Calcium 161.5mg 58%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 15.2
  • 17

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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