Potato-Leek Pie

This layered casserole for lunch or dinner served with a fresh spinach salad.

Author:Inspired by Vegetarian Times, 2002.02
Yield:6 Servings
Prep time: 00:20
Cook time: 01:25
Category:Main Courses


6 cloves garlic
1 1/2 cups milk
1 tbsp. canola oil
2 lb. russet potatoes, (about 900 g)
6 to 8 cups cabbage, shredded
3 medium leeks, thinly sliced
3 cups cauliflower, florets
1 tbsp. whole wheat flour
6 slices cheddar singles
green onions, thinly sliced
1/4 tsp. paprika


  1. In small saucepan, combine garlic, 1/2 cup milk and oil. Cover, and simmer over medium-low heat until garlic is tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, put potatoes into large saucepan, and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  3. Lightly coat ovenproof casserole with cooking spray. In large saucepan, combine 1/2 cup water with cabbage, leeks and cauliflower. Cook over medium heat until water evaporates and vegetables are crisp-tender, about 15 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle vegetables with flour and stir over low heat, 2 minutes. Remove pan from heat. Gradually add remaining 1 cup milk, stirring until well blended.
  5. Return pan to heat, and stir until sauce thickens. Add cheese slices, and stir until cheese is melted, and sauce is smooth. Spoon cabbage-leek mixture into prepared casserole dish.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 °F (165 °C).
  7. When garlic is tender, squeeze cloves from their skins into milk-oil cooking liquid. Pour liquid into potatoes; mash with fork, leaving skins and some lumps. Mash in green onion slices, and black pepper to taste. Top cabbage-leek mixture with garlic mashed potatoes. Sprinkle potatoes with paprika.
  8. Bake until potatoes brown and filling is hot, about 25 minutes.


Nutrition Facts

6 Servings per recipe

Serving size 1 serving

Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 194mg8%
Total Carbohydrate 61g20%
Dietary Fiber 8g32%
Total Sugars
Includes Added Sugars
Protein 16g

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrition in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.