Creamed Swiss Chard with bacon

Side Dishes

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.


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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, 45 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 12 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, 24 minutes. Whisk lemon juice into sauce; season with salt and pepper. Stir sauce into chard mixture.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 284

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16g 24%

Saturated Fat 9g 45%

Cholesterol 45mg 15%

Sodium 882mg 36%

Carbs 21g 7%

Protein 15g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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