Creamy Buttered Leeks with Farro and Burrata


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Creamy Buttered Leeks with Farro and Burrata.

Seriously. You guys. I just died. I have literally eaten this for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the past 3 days. I can’t be stopped.

Creamy Buttered Leeks with Farro and Burrata

Let me tell you a story. I was strolling around the farmers market a few days ago, and bought like seriously 10 leeks. What on earth was I planning on doing with all of them, I don’t know. But I knew I needed some leeks in my life. Post farmers market, I swung by my fav Italian deli to pick up from freshly made burrata. And then I went home and decided that I was starving and needed to eat immediately. So I made avocado toast. Go figure. And about 10 seconds after I demolished my avocado toast, I decided I needed to make some seriously good leeks mixed with farro, topped with parmesan cheese and stirred together with some burrata. So I did. And then I made it again the next day. And the next. And now I’m sharing the recipe here because it’s so freaking good.

It might not be the prettiest picture of all times – but trust me when I say that you have to make this. It’s so freaking good.

The leeks are sautéed in a combination of olive oil and butter. Because that’s the right thing to do.

The farro is cooked just perfectly so it still has just a bit of a bite.

The parmesan adds a nice nutty and saltiness to the dish.

And the burrata. I mean what is there to even say about burrata. It’s the best cheese on the face of the earth and I wish I had access to freshly made burrata at all times. Morning, noon and night. It’s just that good. (and if you can’t find burrata – feel free to substitute freshly made mozzarella!!)

Creamy Buttered Leeks with Farro and Burrata from What's Gaby Cooking

Creamy Buttered Leeks with Farro and Burrata

Course Side Dish, Salad, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 2


  • 1 cup farro
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 leeks cut in half lengthwise, cleaned of dirt, and thinly sliced
  • 3 scallions cleaned of dirt, and thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 6 ounces burrata cheese
  • kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper as needed


  • Cook the farro in water according to the package directions. Once cooked, drain and reserve the grains.
  • In a large skillet, add the olive oil and butter over medium high heat. Add the leeks and scallions and saute for about 12-14 minutes until the leeks are soft. Add the garlic at the last minute and cook for 1 minute more. Then turn off the heat.
  • Add the farro to the cooked leek and scallion mixture and stir to combine. Add the parmesan and combine.
  • Stir in the burrata cheese and season with salt and pepper. Serve as needed.

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  1. brandi

    i LOVE leeks and would eat them for every meal if i could. this sounds heavenly!

  2. Aimee @ Simple Bites

    You’re so smart! Love this pairing and leeks are nice right now.

  3. naomi

    I think they it looks great. Pretty food isn’t always good and ugly isn’t always bad. But good food-who cares what it looks!!

  4. Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat

    I LOVE leeks! They are the new Brussels sprouts in my opinion.

  5. monika

    I have been harvesting leeks from my garden, and this gives me something more fabulous to do with them! Love.

  6. marla {family fresh cooking}

    Oooooooo!!! Extra creamy burratta for me please. Great dish!

  7. Julie @ Table for Two

    hahaha I remember this conversation we had over text – sounded good then and looks even better right now!! I want to eat this and collapse on the couch & watch some trashy tv!!

  8. Abby @ The Frosted Vegan

    Ohh YUM! Sometimes I’m not sure what to do with leeks besides putting them in a soup!

  9. Des

    Love. Love. Love this. I agree that buratta is the most delicious thing on the face of the earth. I need this in my life.

  10. Dos Doodles

    Hahahahaha! “Serve as needed.” This does look pretty addicting…. 🙂

  11. Marian (Sweetopia)

    It does sound amazing! It’s a new combination I need to try – love all those flavours!

  12. mary

    I want to make this. Sounds yummy. Ready to make but not sure when, how, and quantity of parmesan cheese to add. The discussion before the recipe says parmesan gives it a nice nuttiness and saltiness but the recipe and ingredient list does not mention parmesan. Help please. Thanks ever so much.

    • Gaby

      Oh Thanks for pointing that out Mary! I just updated the recipe! Thanks 🙂

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