A ridiculous diet

Leek and Mushroom Gratin - only 9.75g carbs per person
Course Dinner
Cuisine British, French
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Nicky Corbishley


  • 1 tbsp olive oil 0g carbs
  • 200 g leek thinly sliced - 13.6g carbs (internet resources show very different carb counts for leeks. However, I took my carb count directly from the Atkins phase 1 page).
  • 100 g mushrooms thinly sliced 3.6g carbs
  • 1 clove garlic chopped 0.9g carbs
  • 2 tbsp double cream - you can have a little cream on Atkins phase 1 - supposedly just for beverages - ....so I may have taken advantage
  • 60 g cheddar grated 0.8g carbs
  • a pinch of black pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped 0.1g carbs


  • Heat the oil in a medium frying pan and add in the leeks and mushrooms. Fry on a medium heat for 5 minutes until the leek has wilted and the mushrooms have softened. Add in the garlic and cream and stir. Cook for 1 minute. Add in half the cheese and stir.
  • Transfer the gratin to a heat-proof dish and sprinkle with the remaining cheese and the black pepper. Grill until the cheese melts and starts to go golden.
  • Carefully remove from the grill, sprinkle with the parsley and serve.


Nutritional Information is per serving.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 215mg | Potassium: 368mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2350IU | Vitamin C: 16.1mg | Calcium: 285mg | Iron: 2.7mg
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