Creamed Swiss Chard with bacon
Move over, creamed spinach: Creamed Swiss Chard is our new favorite way to serve greens at the holiday table. Bacon, garlic and cheese add flavor, while the greens provide excellent color and texture.
Separate chard stems and leaves. Thinly slice stems and chop leaves into 1-inch pieces.
Cook bacon in a sauté pan until crisp; transfer to a paper towel-lined plate, reserving drippings in pan.
Cook chard stems, onion, and garlic in drippings over medium heat until softened, 4–5 minutes. Stir in chard leaves; cook, stirring often, until beginning to wilt, then stir in bacon and remove from heat.
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat; stir in flour and cook 1–2 minutes. Slowly whisk in half-and-half; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, whisk in Parmesan and mozzarella; simmer sauce, whisking until smooth and thickened, 2–4 minutes. Whisk lemon juice into sauce; season with salt and pepper. Stir sauce into chard mixture.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 24%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 882mg 36%
Carbs 21g 7%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.