Italian-Style Swiss Chard


This recipe for Italian-style Swiss chard has been in the family for years. If you like garlic, this recipe is for you.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 bunch Swiss chard

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped

  • teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • salt to taste


  1. Wash Swiss chard and cut into 1-inch strips. Separate the thick, tough stalk sections from the upper leafy strips.

  2. Add 1 tablespoon salt to 1 cup water in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Add stalks and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in leafy strips. Cook until stalks are fork-tender and leafy strips are wilted, about 6 minutes. Drain.

  3. Heat oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes in a large skillet over medium heat until aromatic, about 3 minutes. Add drained Swiss chard; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Season with salt to taste.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of salt used for cooking. The actual amount consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

75 Calories
7g Fat
3g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 75
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 1866mg 81%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 18mg 90%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 229mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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