Pasta with leeks, a quick and easy first course

Pasta with leeks is a simple first course to prepare, as unusual as it is tasty as well as suitable for a vegetarian diet.

Have you ever thought of make leeks the star of a dish? We did and to start with we chose a simple but tasty pasta with leeks, perfect if you don’t know what to cook for dinner and you’re tired of the usual condiments. The preparation really is simple and the sauce is ready exactly in the cooking time of the pasta.

In its basic version it is one vegan recipe but as always we will show you some tricks to make it richer and tastier, while limiting the time to spend in the kitchen. In our opinion, spaghetti with leeks is the perfect format, but green light is also available for short or egg pasta.

Pasta with leeks
Pasta with leeks

How to prepare the leek pasta recipe

  1. First put a cook the pasta in plenty of salted water for the time indicated on the package.
  2. In the meantime, remove the beard and the outermost layer of the leek and, after cutting it in half lengthwise, reduce it to slices.
  3. Heat the oil in a pan and cook the leek for a couple of minutes, then add salt, put the lid on and let it wither for the next ten minutes. If you like, you can flavor everything with a grind of black pepper.
  4. Once the pasta is ready, drain it and toss it in a pan with a few tablespoons of the cooking water. Serve immediately, piping hot, flavored with freshly ground pepper.

Pasta with leek cream

If you don’t like chopped leeks, you can simply prepare pasta with leek cream blending them with 60 ml of fresh cream (or milk) e one or two tablespoons of cheese grated. In this case, both Parmesan and Pecorino are excellent. Then put everything back in the pan and use the cream to season the pasta.

The flavor of the leeks goes perfectly with that of the pancetta then adding 150 g of diced leeks to a pan with oil just before stewing the leeks will allow you to obtain a delicious leek and pancetta pasta.

To keep it simple, however, we recommend our pasta with leeks and olives: a real treat!


The pasta with leeks can be kept in the refrigerator, well covered with plastic wrap or closed in an airtight container, for 2-3 days.

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