Sautéed Leek Greens with Bacon

Leek Greens with Bacon recipe makes great use of dark green leek tops.

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Don’t throw away those leek tops! Leek greens sautéed with bacon make a delicious side dish that will keep you from throwing away those leek tops again.




  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet on medium heat. Add bacon, cook for about 5 minutes, then flip to cook until both sides are browned, about 10 minutes total cooking time.
  2. Remove the bacon from the pan, and set aside to cool on a paper towel. Break the bacon into bite sized bits when it has cooled, and divide the bacon bits into 2 equal portions.
  3. Pour excess bacon grease out of the skillet, but leave a bit! Heat the other tablespoon of olive oil in the skillet on medium high, then add the sliced leek greens. Stir to combine the leak greens with the oil.
  4. When the leek greens begin to sizzle a bit, stir in the chicken broth. Bring the liquid to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Simmer covered on medium low for at least 20 minutes.
  5. After the simmering time, remove the cover, stir in half of the bacon bits in with the leek greens. Reserve a bit of the bacon to sprinkle on top when serving.
  6. Cook the leek greens with the bacon bits uncovered for a few minutes to let the flavors meld and have more liquid absorbed. Use a slotted spoon to serve the leek greens with bacon. Pass the reserved bacon so each person can add a bit more on top of the dish, and enjoy with the rest of your meal!

Keywords: leek greens, bacon, greens and bacon, ways to use leek tops

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