Enjoy Swiss Chard Gratin from our friends at Whole Foods


  • 1 bunches swiss chard leaves, chopped (about 8 cups packed)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, more for the baking dish
  • 1 cup low fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons unbleached white flour
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Comte or Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 tablespoon whole wheat bread crumbs


Preheat oven to 350°F. Place chard leaves in a saucepan with the water and cook over medium heat until leaves are just tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid. Set chard aside. In the same saucepan, heat olive oil and butter over medium heat. When butter has melted, whisk in the flour until blended. Whisk constantly for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the milk and reserved cooking liquid. Continue cooking and stirring until the sauce thickens, 3 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and stir in half of the grated cheese. Stir in the cooked chard and transfer to a buttered 9×9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and breadcrumbs. Bake for 20 minutes or until hot and bubbling. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Info

PER SERVING:140 calories (80 from fat), 9g total fat, 3.5g saturated fat, 15mg cholesterol, 340mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 4g sugar), 6g protein