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
269
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
11%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
24mg
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
44g
34%
Protein
10g
22%
Vitamin A, RAE
179µg
26%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
9mg
12%
Calcium, Ca
320mg
32%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
22µg
6%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
38mg
12%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
250mg
36%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
360mg
24%
Water
460g
17%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

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.