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Lemon and Parmesan cheese season this simple, tasty recipe for Swiss chard on your stovetop!



Prep:  15 mins

Cook: 10 mins

Total:  25 mins

Servings:  4

Yield:  2 cups


  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • ½ small red onion, diced

  • 1 bunch Swiss chard, stems and center ribs cut out and chopped together, leaves coarsely chopped separately

  • ½ cup dry white wine

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, or to taste

  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 pinch salt to taste


  • Melt butter and olive oil together in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the garlic and onion, and cook for 30 seconds until fragrant. Add the chard stems and the white wine. Simmer until the stems begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in the chard leaves, and cook until wilted. Finally, stir in lemon juice and Parmesan cheese; season to taste with salt if needed.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving:  165.3 calories; 2.3 g protein; 4.9 g carbohydrates; 17.5 mg cholesterol; 202.4 mg sodium.


Creamed Swiss Chard with Vegan Bacon

By Diana Rattray via

Prep:  10 mins

Cook: 15 mins

Total:  25 mins

Yield:  4 to 6 Servings


  • 2 bunches Swiss chard (white ribbed or a mixture of colors like rainbow, red, yellow; about 2 pounds)

  • 3 or 4 slices vegan bacon (diced) *Can replace with Turkey or regular Bacon*

  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup red onion (finely chopped)

  • 1 clove garlic (mashed and finely minced)

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons flour

  • 1 cup half-and-half (or whole milk)

  • Pinch nutmeg

  • Kosher salt (to taste)

  • Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)


  • Gather the ingredients.

  • Wash chard and cut off thicker stems. Thinly slice the stems and chop leaves into 1/2- to 1-inch pieces.

  • Steam or boil the stems for about 5 minutes.

  • Then add chard and cook until wilted, about 4 minutes longer.

  • Drain well, squeezing out excess moisture if necessary.

  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, cook the diced bacon until crisp; remove and set aside.

  • Add onion and garlic and cook until onion is tender.

  • Stir in the cooked drained chard and the reserved bacon; set aside.

  • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in the flour until smooth and bubbly.

  • Add the half-and-half or milk and nutmeg. Cook, stirring, until smooth and thickened. Add salt and pepper, to taste.

  • Add about 1/2 of the sauce to the chard, stirring to blend.

  • Stir in more or all of the remaining sauce mixture, as desired.

  • Serve as a side dish and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

233 Calories; 12g Fat; 26g Carbs; 9g Protein

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