Swiss Chard Gratin Recipe

Swiss Chard Gratin Recipe
Staff Writer
Swiss Chard

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Swiss Chard

Here’s an elegant and easy to make side dish that’s sure to impress guests, courtesy of Michelin-starred Daniel restaurant in New York City.

6
Servings
263
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Salt, for cooking chard, plus more to taste
  • 6  pounds  Swiss chard, leaves and stems separated
  • 2  tablespoons  butter
  • cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2  tablespoons  flour
  • 1  cup  milk
  • 1/4  teaspoon  nutmeg
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1/2  cup  Gruyère cheese, shredded
  • 1/3  cup  Parmesan cheese, grated

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat, and place a bowl of ice water on the side. Boil the chard leaves until tender. Transfer to the bowl of ice water. Strain well in a colander and chop roughly. Cut the stems into thin slices and set aside.

In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, add 1 tablespoon of the butter, garlic, and stems. Cook the stems until tender; remove and set aside. Add the flour and the remaining butter to the pan and reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes, being careful not to brown the butter. Using a whisk, gradually stir in the milk and nutmeg. Cook, whisking, for 3 minutes. With a wooden spoon, add the chopped leaves, cooked garlic, and stems; season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Transfer to a small casserole dish (or individual casseroles if you have them). Sprinkle evenly with the cheeses and bake 6-8 minutes, or until golden brown.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
37g
41%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
14mg
5%
Carbohydrate, by difference
50g
38%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
100µg
14%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
10mg
13%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
13µg
14%
Calcium, Ca
221mg
22%
Choline, total
29mg
7%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
27µg
7%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
46mg
14%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
202mg
29%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
336mg
22%
Water
457g
17%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Swiss Chard Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Swiss Chard Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.