Chard Recipes

Mild, sweet, colorful Swiss chard is easy to pan fry, or add to a quiche, soup, or pasta. These recipes will make chard your most-loved leafy green.

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Sweet and Spicy Swiss Chard

Rating: 4.5 stars 65
This super-fast recipe is the exact opposite of the traditional chard and vinegar that I grew up on and grew tired of. Mildly sweet with a gingery bite.

Pan Fried Swiss Chard

Rating: 4.5 stars 169
This is a quick, easy, and tasty way to prepare fresh Swiss chard.

Chard Tacos

Rating: 4.5 stars 55
This is a meatless taco in a corn tortilla. Simple and delicious. You will want seconds or thirds. Shhh.
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Red Chard and Caramelized Onions

Rating: 4.5 stars 171
This dish is good hot or at room temperature. I serve it as a side when the kids want mac and cheese for dinner. They do not eat it, but it makes me feel grown-up. It is very tasty.

Swiss Chard with Pinto Beans and Goat Cheese

Rating: 4.5 stars 137
Tangy Swiss chard is prepared with garlic, pinto beans, tomatoes and lime juice and then heated in the oven with delicious goat cheese. It makes a great side dish for pasta.

Spinach and Red Chard Quiche

Rating: 4.5 stars 49
An excellent tofu quiche. You would never know it did not have eggs.

Simple Swiss Chard

Rating: 4 stars 146
Swiss chard cooked with garlic and balsamic vinegar. Quick and delicious!

Italian-Style Swiss Chard

Rating: 4.5 stars 120
This recipe for Italian-style Swiss chard has been in the family for years. If you like garlic, this recipe is for you.

Swiss Chard with Garbanzo Beans and Fresh Tomatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 326
Beans and greens are a perfect combination, earthy and satisfying. This recipe for Swiss chard with garbanzo beans, onion, and fresh tomatoes is brightened with lemon juice and makes a perfect vegetarian main dish or a tantalizing side dish for fish or meat.

Savory Zucchini Chard Muffins

Rating: 4.5 stars 36
I adapted a potato muffin recipe to create these savory muffins that helped use up my overflowing stock of vegetables from my garden! You could add any kind of fresh herb if you like, but they are very flavorful on their own. Serve a couple as a main dish with a side salad, or use as a veggie side to a meat dish. Yummy!

Pasta with Swiss Chard

Rating: 4.5 stars 50
Garden fresh Swiss chard is quickly cooked with olive oil, garlic, and capers in this quick and easy Italian-inspired meal.

Inspiration and Ideas

15 Best Ways to Cook Swiss Chard
These recipes will help you use chard from stem to leaf tip, in simple sautés, quiches, and soups.
Pasta Fazool (Pasta e Fagioli)
Rating: Unrated 223
Comforting classic Italian soup made with sweet sausage, beans, and pasta.
Lemon-Garlic Rainbow Chard
Rating: 4.5 stars 95

A blend of chard, lemon, and garlic makes for an awesome-tasting side dish.