Warm Blue Cheese and Leek Spread Warm Blue Cheese and Leek Spread

Author: Canadian Living

This rich, sophisticated and warm spin on onion dip is heavenly served with crusty slices of baguette for spreading or Walnut and Rosemary Crackers for dipping.

  • Portion size 1 serving
  • Credits : Canadian Living Holiday Cookbook: Fall 2009



Trim leeks and halve lengthwise. In saucepan of simmering salted water, cover and poach leeks until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and let cool. Press out liquid; finely chop. Set aside.

In food processor, purée together cream cheese, sour cream, salt, pepper and nutmeg; stir in leeks and blue cheese. Spread in pie plate, gratin dish or shallow baking dish. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.)

Bake in 400°F (200°C) oven until golden, hot and bubbly, about 30 minutes. Sprinkle with almonds.

Nutritional facts Per 2 tbsp (25 mL) : about

  • Sodium 158 mg
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 62.0
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Potassium 44 mg
  • Cholesterol 15 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 2 g


  • Iron 2.0
  • Folate 3.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Vitamin A 5.0
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Warm Blue Cheese and Leek Spread