Italian-Style Swiss Chard Recipe

Italian-Style Swiss Chard Recipes

  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 15 mins
  • READY IN 25 mins 


Original recipe makes 4 side dish servings

  •  1 bunch Swiss chard
  •  1 cup water
  •  1 tablespoon salt
  •  2 tablespoons olive oil
  •  4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  •  1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  •  salt to taste


  1. Wash the Swiss chard and cut into 1 inch strips. Separate the thick and tough stalk sections from the upper leafy strips.
  2. Bring the water and 1 tablespoon of salt to a boil in a large saucepan.
  3. Cook the stalk sections in the salted boiling water for 2 minutes. Stir in the leafy strips and cook until the leaves are wilted and the stalks are fork tender, about 6 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  4. Heat the olive oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes in a large skillet over medium heat until aromatic, about 3 minutes. Add the drained Swiss chard, cook and stir for 2 minutes; season with salt to taste.
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