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cheesy leek french bread

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Sometimes I find myself in a tough predicament.

Which JCrew shirt should I order? (All five is ok, right?)

What am I going to wear on my feet on the day of my wedding? (I’m having second thoughts on the shoes I have. Eek!)

And then especially fun predicaments like, what am I going to make with a bag of leeks?

I thought about pasta. I thought about stir-fry.

But then I had a major carb and cheese craving and cheesy leek french bread was born.

So if you find yourself with lots of fresh leeks (have a garden or get them from Dad’s garden like me?) make this.

And if you don’t? Go get some leeks and then make this.

It’s not fancy, it’s not really healthy, it’s just really, really good.

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Cheesy Leek French Bread

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
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  • 2 medium-sized leeks
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp mayo
  • 1/2 cup (overflowing) shredded cheese (I used a blend of mozzarella, monterey jack and cheddar)
  • 1/2 loaf french bread


  1. Clean and trim leeks.
  2. Slice in half length-wise and then cut into small pieces.
  3. Heat butter in pan.
  4. Add leeks and garlic and saute for about 3-4 minutes.
  5. Let cool.
  6. Slice french bread in half length-wise.
  7. Combine yogurt, mayo, cheese and leek mixture.
  8. Spread leek mixture onto bread and broil for about 3-5 minutes until golden brown.




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  1. Monica (The Yummy Life)

    I’ve made all kinds of cheesy garlic bread, but never with leeks. The yogurt/mayo combo is new to me, too. This may not be healthy, but it looks considerably less UNhealthy than most cheesy bread recipes. Can’t wait to try this. Looks fantastic.

    • Emily

      It is really creamy, I tried it without the yogurt and more cheese, but it just wasn’t creamy enough – and needed something else to bind it!

  2. Lacey

    I changed my mind a week before my wedding and bought new shoes. They are still one of my favorite pairs of shoes, even after 3.5 years of wear. If you’re not 100% sure they will be comfortable/what you want – go buy some new ones! (Who doesn’t love an excuse to buy new shoes?) 🙂

  3. Katie

    Love cravings for cheese and bread! I mean is there seriously anything better? I’ve never cooked with leeks, but should probably give it a try. I can’t even remember the last time I had leeks. HA! Have a great day! 🙂

  4. Amanda

    I seriously brought 3 pairs of shoes to my wedding and changed them a few times. My photographer loved it and I have pictures with the different shoes. No shame!

    That bread….I WANT!

  5. Amy

    Ahhh, there’s that awesome cheesy leek bread again! I’m making this this weekend if Hurricane Irene cooperates and doesn’t shut off my power 🙂

  6. Lori@FakeFoodFree

    There is just something about cheese and bread and I’m all in! The leeks make this even better. I went with simple sandals and then switched into new tennis shoes at the reception. No one sees them if you have a floor length dress – go for comfort! It’ll be a great day, but a long one on your feet. 🙂