Swiss Chard Gratin

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Swiss Chard Gratin
Whole Foods

This gratin will convert those wary-of-green-vegetable eaters to greens lovers. A simple white sauce lightly coats Swiss chard leaves, and a topping of cheese and crisp breadcrumbs seals the deal. For a different presentation, bake in individual gratin dishes or ramekins rather than one large dish. Make up to a day ahead and keep in the fridge until ready to serve.

4
Servings
175
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches Swiss chard leaves, chopped
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, more for the baking dish
  • 1 Cup low-fat milk
  • 2 Tablespoons unbleached white flour
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 Cup grated Comté or Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 Tablespoon whole-wheat breadcrumbs

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place chard leaves in a saucepan with the water and cook over medium heat until leaves are just tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid. Set chard aside. In the same saucepan, heat olive oil and butter over medium heat. When butter has melted, whisk in the flour until blended. Whisk constantly for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the milk and reserved cooking liquid.

Continue cooking and stirring until the sauce thickens, 3 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and stir in half of the grated cheese. Stir in the cooked chard and transfer to a buttered 9-by-9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and breadcrumbs. Bake for 20 minutes or until hot and bubbling. Serve immediately.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
14%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Protein
9g
19%
Carbs
17g
6%
Vitamin A
768µg
85%
Vitamin B12
0.4µg
6.4%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
13%
Vitamin C
68mg
100%
Vitamin D
0.8µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
5mg
24%
Vitamin K
1884µg
100%
Calcium
287mg
29%
Fiber
4g
16%
Folate (food)
37µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
39µg
10%
Folic acid
1µg
N/A
Iron
4mg
24%
Magnesium
197mg
49%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
6%
Phosphorus
221mg
32%
Polyunsaturated
0.7g
N/A
Potassium
979mg
28%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
20.7%
Sodium
854mg
36%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
8.5%
Trans
0.1g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
9%

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