Leeks with chestnuts and bacon recipe

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Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time10 mins

This very quick and simple recipe will make dinner super speedy if you're tired from work or from running round after the kids all day. It's cheap too!

Take a look at our guide on how to cook chestnuts perfectly for your seasonal bites and treats!


  • 400g of leeks sliced
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 100g smoked streaky bacon lardons
  • 200g chestnuts roughly chopped
  • Salt and cracked black pepper




  1. Heat a medium sized frying pan and add the butter and bacon. Cook until the bacon starts to release some fat, turn up the heat and cook for about 5 minutes, until the bacon starts to colour.
  2. Add the chestnuts and leeks. Cook for a further 5 minutes.
  3. Season with salt and plenty of black pepper and serve.
Jessica Dady
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Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies