Swiss Chard Gratin Recipe

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Swiss Chard Gratin Recipe
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
222
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
  • 2 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.

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
11g
16%
Sugar
7g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
31%
Cholesterol
28mg
9%
Protein
15g
30%
Carbs
23g
8%
Vitamin A
1477µg
100%
Vitamin B12
0.4µg
6.8%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
24.8%
Vitamin C
136mg
100%
Vitamin D
0.7µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
9mg
44%
Vitamin K
3768µg
100%
Calcium
453mg
45%
Fiber
8g
31%
Folate (food)
68µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
68µg
17%
Iron
8mg
47%
Magnesium
381mg
95%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
10%
Phosphorus
349mg
50%
Polyunsaturated
0.8g
N/A
Potassium
1815mg
52%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.5mg
31.1%
Sodium
1208mg
50%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
14.4%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
16%

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