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Leeks with Bacon

This leeks and bacon dish is a simple but distinctive side dish that’s perfect with roast meats or grilled chops – or even crusty Italian bread.
  • 20 minutes
  • Prep time5 minutes
  • 4 portions
recipe image Leeks with Bacon


  • 60 grams Bertolli Originale buttery spread
  • 100 grams bacon or pancetta finely chopped
  • 750 grams leeks finely sliced washed and patted dry
  • 75 ml hot vegetable stock
  • salt
  • pepper

Nutritional Guidelines
(per serving)

(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)


  1. Melt the Bertolli spread in a frying pan, add the pancetta (a popular Italian deli meat) or bacon and stir-fry on a medium heat until crispy. Stir in the leeks, season with salt and pepper and stir-fry for a couple of minutes. Add the vegetable stock, lower the heat, cover with a lid and simmer gently for 10 minutes until the leeks are soft.
  2. Remove from the heat and serve recipe immediately.