Cheesy leek parcels recipe

  • Serves 6
  • 25mins to prepare and 35mins to cook
  • 197 calories / serving
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With this amazing recipe, budding seven- and eight-year old chefs will learn lots of skills, like cooking vegetables and working with delicate pastry. And, best of all, they taste great. 

Ask an adult to preheat the oven to gas mark 4, 180°C, fan 160°C.

Grease the bottom of the baking tray with a little oil.

With the help of an adult, slice the leeks and rinse them in a colander with water.

Tip them into a covered saucepan and, with the help of an adult, cook on the hob on a low heat for five to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they’re soft. If using a nonstick pan, add a splash of oil.

Ask an adult to turn the hob off, before adding the soft cheese and nutmeg to the pan.

Place a sheet of filo pastry onto a clean surface. Brush it with oil and fold it in half lengthways.

Brush the pastry rectangle with oil again. Be gentle with the filo pastry as it’s very delicate - children could try practicing beforehand with tissue paper.

With the help of an adult, place 1/6 of the mixture at the bottom of the pastry, before folding the bottom right corner over to the left side to form a triangle.

Continue to fold the pastry into triangles, adding roughly 1/6 of the mixture each time until you reach the end of the strip.

Place the triangles on the baking tray with the joins on the bottom of the triangles.

Brush each parcel with oil, before asking an adult to put the parcels in the oven to bake for 20 to 25 minutes until golden and flaky.

Allow to cool and serve with a fresh side salad.

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This is a Let’s Cookalong recipe from The Tesco Eat Happy Project, helping children have a healthier, happier relationship with food.

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  • Ingredients

  • 200g (7oz) leeks, topped and tailed
  • 100g (3½oz) reduced fat soft cheese
  • ¼ 5ml (½ fl oz) spoon of nutmeg
  • 6 sheets of filo pastry
  • 30ml (1fl oz) olive oil
  • Energy 825kj 197kcal 10%
  • Fat 5g 8%
  • Saturates 2g 9%
  • Sugars 2g 2%
  • Salt 0.3g 5%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 30.3g Protein 6.3g Fibre 2.2g


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