Swiss Chard Cakes

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I thought of crab cakes and tuna cakes. Why not Swiss chard? Turned out delicious. Easy and quick side dish.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
11 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
31 mins
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 cups chopped Swiss chard

  • 1 cup bread crumbs, or more as needed

  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, or as needed


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add Swiss chard; cook and stir until wilted, about 5 minutes. Transfer chard to a colander and let cool, about 5 minutes. Press out as much moisture as possible.

  2. Mix chard, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl. Stir in beaten egg until combined. Shape into 1/2-inch thick patties.

  3. Heat canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook patties in hot oil until browned, about 3 minutes per side.

Cook's Note:

Add more bread crumbs if mixture appears too wet in step 2.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

241 Calories
15g Fat
20g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 241
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 369mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 121mg 9%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 144mg 3%

* 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.