Sauteed Swiss Chard with Onions Recipe

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This is Yummy and makes your Swiss Chard taste the best it can. This is a four-star recipe from Epicurious. The picture shows brown bits that might be mistaken for bacon; those are the caramelized onion pieces. By the way, I fixed a baked potato with butter and sour cream and put a mound of this on top; it pretty much rocked.

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Servings: 4


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  • 3 lbs. Green Swiss Chard (About 2 large bunches)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 medium onions, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped


  1. Cut stems and center ribs from chard, discarding any tough portions, then cut stems and ribs crosswise into 2-inch pieces. Stack chard leaves and roll up lengthwise into cylinders. Cut cylinders crosswise to make 1-inch-wide strips.
  2. Heat oil and butter in a large heavy pot over medium heat until foam subsides, then cook onions and garlic with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, covered, stirring occasionally, until onions begin to soften, about 8 minutes.
  3. Add chard stems and ribs, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until stems are just tender, about 10 minutes.
  4. Add chard leaves in batches, stirring until wilted before adding next batch, and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer with a slotted spoon to a serving bowl.
  5. Cooks' notes:
  6. · Chard can be washed, dried, and cut 2 days ahead and chilled in sealed bags lined with dampened paper towels.
  7. · Chard can be cooked 4 hours ahead and reheated over low heat on stove or in a microwave oven.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 377g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 192  
Calories from Fat 116 60%
Total Fat 13.19g 16%
Saturated Fat 4.69g 19%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 670mg 28%
Potassium 1265mg 36%
Total Carbs 16.76g 4%
Dietary Fiber 5.9g 20%
Sugars 5.56g 4%
Protein 6.32g 10%



  • K. Garner
    February 1, 2013
    This was really good. I used an onion and a half because I only had one bunch of chard. I love that you can use the stems, and the recipe accounts for that.
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