Swiss Chard & Potato Soup

Recipe by Janay
READY IN: 35mins


  • 2
    tablespoons butter
  • 1
    cup onion, chopped
  • 1
    bunch swiss chard, trimmed, leaves and stems chopped separately (to make about 6 cups of chopped leaves)
  • 2
    cups yukon gold potatoes, peeled, diced
  • 4
    cups chicken stock
  • 1
    cup milk
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • Garnish
  • 2
    tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 14
    cup swiss chard, thinnly sliced


  • Heat butter in a pot over medium heat. Add onions and swiss chard stems and saute for 2 minutes or until softened.
  • Add potatoes, chicken stock and milk and bring to a boil.
  • Simmer soup for 5 minutes; add swiss chard leaves (reserving 1/4 cup for garnish) and simmer 5 minutes longer or until potatoes are very soft and chard is wilted.
  • Puree soup in a blender or food processor (An immersion blender also works well). Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Garnish:.
  • Heat oil in a small skillet over medium high heat. Working in batches, add Swiss chard (be careful, as it will pop and splatter oil) and fry for 1 to 2 minutes or until crisped.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Garnish soup with crinkled Swiss chard.