Potato, Leek and Mozzarella Bake

Potato, leek and mozzarella bake is a delicious way to eat leek. You can also make it a vegetarian dish by omitting bacon.

Positive: 100% approved by toddler!

Negative: Nothing, it’s delicious.


  • 500 g potato
  • 1/2 leek
  • 100 g bacon
  • 1 mozzarella

In your pantry:

  • 40 g flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 5 cl milk
  • butter
  • salt
  • breadcrumbs (optional)

Peel, wash and slice potatoes. Cook them in salted boiling water until tender.

In the meantime, wash, and slice thinly 1/2 leek. In a wok, heat some butter (or oil) and cook leek on medium heat for 10-15 minutes.

cooking leek

Add bacon to the leek and cook for 5 minutes. Set aside.

Drain potato when ready and place in a salad bowl. Mash with a fork and add milk to obtain a smooth texture. Add a piece of butter a stir again.

Combine mash potato with flour and baking powder. Season with salt.

Cover a baking tray with a generous layer of mash potato.

baked mash potato

Add the leek preparation evenly.

mash leek and bacon in oven

Add slices of mozzarella on top.

potato leek and mozzarella in oven

Cover again with a layer of mash potato.

mash potato in oven

Finally, sprinkle some breadcrumbs and herbs or spices of your choice (I used oregano) with a pinch of salt.

potato and leek in oven

Bake in oven 20 minutes at 180Β°C. Finish baking with grill for 1-2 minutes to get a nice golden crust.

potato leek and mozzarella bake


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