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Celeriac Gratin with Bacon and Leeks
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

Creamy Celeriac Gratin with Bacon and Leeks, a delicious low-carb side dish that screams comfort food. It's the perfect side for any roast, and makes a great choice for your Easter menu, or any other celebration. 

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: English
Keyword: low carb side dishes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 621 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 1 celeriac
  • 2 leeks
  • 200 g bacon lardons
  • 200 ml full-fat milk
  • 200 ml double cream (heavy cream)
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley to garnish
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (360 Fahrenheit).

  2. In a pan, add the bacon lardons and cook for about 5 minutes or until crispy.

  3. Transfer the lardons to a plate and set aside.

  4. Wash and chop the leeks, and add them to the same pan, and sautee them in the bacon fat for 5-10 minutes or until tender. Add a bit of butter if there is not enough fat left from the bacon.

  5. Add the milk and half of the cream, bring to a boil, then remove from the heat.

  6. In a baking dish, add one third of the leek mixture, top with a third of the bacon, plus a third of the cheese.

  7. Peel and slice the celeriac, then arrange half of the slices on top.

  8. Repeat with more leeks, bacon, cheese and celeriac, then top with the remaining cheese and the cream.

  9. Bake for 60 minutes or until golden, and the celeriac is tender.

  10. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley.

Recipe Notes
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Nutrition Facts
Celeriac Gratin with Bacon and Leeks
Amount Per Serving
Calories 621 Calories from Fat 441
% Daily Value*
Fat 49g75%
Saturated Fat 25g125%
Cholesterol 136mg45%
Sodium 718mg30%
Potassium 797mg23%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 1940IU39%
Vitamin C 19.9mg24%
Calcium 389mg39%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.