Seared Chard

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by PaulaG

Until the last several years, I can't ever remember eating chard. If prepared properly, it is very good, high in vitamins and minerals and makes a delicious side. This is an adaption of a Rachael Ray recipe.

Top Review by JackieOhNo

This was a nice way to prepare Swiss chard, which I had plenty of from the garden. I made this exactly as posted, finding the chard cooks very quickly. And when it cooks down, there is not a whole lot! I wasn't sure what to do with the cooked bacon, so I sprinkled it on top. The end result remind me of a spinach salad with hot bacon dressing (sweet and tangy). Thanks for sharing this recipe. Made for ZWT7 by a Hot Pink Lady.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, saute the bacon until crisp; remove bacon when crisp and drain all but 1 to 2 teaspoons bacon fat.
  2. Add the onion to the skillet and cook for a few minutes in the hot fat, toss in the chard, cover pan with a tight fitting lid and steam until the chard wilts, 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add the vinegar, sugar, and salt and pepper to taste, serve immediately sprinkled lightly with crumbled feta cheese if desired.

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