Easy dinners are perfect for those busy weeknights and this one pan Potato Leek Skillet couldn't be any simpler.

Potato Leek Skillet

Easy dinners are perfect for those busy weeknights and this one pan Potato Leek Skillet couldn’t be any simpler.

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Quick, easy meals with lots of flavors are my favorite meals to make. Especially when we have busy weeknights. As my boys get older, we have more we are doing after school. They’ve started in clubs and we still do a lot with Cub Scouts. Some nights we only have about an hour at home.

Potato Leek Skillet is made in only one skillet, so not only is it easy to make, but it’s also easy to clean up. Before last year, I had never eaten a leek before. Now I’ve made a few recipes that include both potatoes and leeks and they go so well together.

Potato Leek Skillet Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 russet potatoes, cubed and cooked
  • 4 large leeks (white part only), cut into 1/2″ slices
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dill weed

Preparation

In a large skillet, brown the ground beef then drain.

Add the cooked potatoes, leeks, water, oil, salt, pepper, and dill then bring to a boil.

Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, until the leeks are tender, about 5 minutes.

Serve immediately.

Potato Leek Skillet Leftovers

Storage: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating: I suggest reheating in a skillet over medium heat until just warmed through. If it’s too dry, you can add a bit of water, oil, or beef broth while it warms.

Freezing: Personally, I have never liked how cooked potatoes freeze so this is not a dish that I would try to freeze.

Recipe

Originally Published On: February 6, 2023

Potato Leek Skillet with a wooden spoon in a skillet with a brown towel, brown plates, and a glass of water all on a brown wooden surface

Potato Leek Skillet

Easy dinners are perfect for those busy weeknights and this one pan Potato Leek Skillet couldn't be any simpler.
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course:
Main Dish
Cuisine:
American
Diet
Gluten Free
Keyword:
beef
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ground beef
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leek
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one pan
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potatoes
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skillet meal
Dietary Needs:
Dairy-Free
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Egg-Free
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Gluten-Free
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Nut-Free
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Paleo
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Whole30
Meat:
Beef
Cooking Method:
One-Pan Meals
Servings: 4
5 from 10 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 russet potatoes (cubed and cooked)
  • 4 large leeks (white part only, cut into 1/2″ slices)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dill weed

Recommended Equipment

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, brown the ground beef then drain
  • Add the cooked potatoes, leeks, water, oil, salt, pepper, and dill then bring to a boil
  • Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, until the leeks are tender, about 5 minutes
  • Serve immediately
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Nutrition Facts
Potato Leek Skillet
Amount Per Serving (1 each)
Calories 489 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 15g
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 682mg28%
Potassium 914mg26%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 1487IU30%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 89mg9%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

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19 thoughts on “Potato Leek Skillet”

  1. 5 stars
    This dish looks so delicious and easy to make. I don’t eat hamburger, but I would try this with turkey burger, and I bet it’s still good!

  2. I would like to serve it in my next get together as snack coz we love Potato recipes. It has quite handy ingredients list. Thnx for sharing.

  3. 5 stars
    Wow! This looks amazing! I’ve always loved sausage and potatoes, but I never considered leak instead. I’ll have to give this a try! Thank you for sharing!

  4. This dish not only looks so good but so glad to see that it’s also easy to make! I actually just bought a ton of potatoes from Costco over the weekend and was looking for recipes on what to make. This recipe is perfect and I can’t wait to try it out.

  5. 5 stars
    This Potato Leek Skillet looks delicious. The instructions are easy to follow and I love the simplified the recipe. Thank you for sharing!

  6. This looks like a really hearty dinner that would be great on a weeknight for a family, something that’s filling and good to whip together in a relatively short amount of time. Happy to see leeks being highlighted as they are a bit rare in recipes!

  7. 5 stars
    That does sound like something different and also really yummy. I like that you used dill in the recipe. I normally only ever see it used with salmon in recipes.

  8. 5 stars
    Wow! This potato recipe looks absolutely delicious and very yummy! Everybody would definitely love this or an instant favorite! As potato is just a staple food for many!

  9. I am really fond of potato recipes as they are so versatile. This one is quite easy and doesn’t need many ingredients. Worth a try for sure.

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