Sautéed Swiss Chard with Parmesan Cheese


Swiss chard is seasoned with lemon and Parmesan cheese in this simple, tasty recipe for Swiss chard on your stovetop!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Close up shot of sautéed Swiss chard in a serving bowl with Parmesan cheese

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • ½ small red onion, diced

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 1 bunch Swiss chard, stems and center ribs cut out and chopped together, leaves coarsely chopped separately

  • ½ cup dry white wine

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, or to taste

  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 pinch salt to taste


  1. Gather all ingredients.

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  2. Heat olive oil and butter together in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in onion and garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add chard stems and white wine; simmer until the stems begin to soften, about 5 minutes.

    Overhead shot of a pan with chard and onion being cooked with wine

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  3. Stir in the chard leaves and cook until just wilted.

    Overhead shot of Swiss chard leaves and stems cooking in a pan and being stirred with a wooden spoon

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  4. Sprinkle lemon juice on top and stir to combine; add Parmesan cheese and season to taste with salt if needed.

    Overhead shot of a pan with sautéed Swiss chard sprinkled with Parmesan cheese

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

165 Calories
13g Fat
5g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 165
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 202mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 20mg 101%
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 268mg 6%

* 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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