Sauteed Garlic Swiss Chard

Sauteed Garlic Swiss Chard

Having a hard time incorporating those healthy green leafy vegetables into your diet? The solution is easy: Sauteed Garlic Swiss Chard. Simple & delicious.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Italian Swiss Chard, Swiss chard recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 78kcal
Author Maria Vannelli RD


  • 1 bunch Swiss Chard fresh
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons water optional
  • pinch crushed red pepper or more-according to taste
  • salt to taste
  • olive oil for drizzling
  • Parmesan cheese optional


  • Set a large pot of water to boil.
  • Meanwhile, thoroughly clean Swiss chard by rinsing out.
  • Cut off stalks and set aside.
  • Once the water has started boiling, throw in the stalks. Boil for 3-5 minutes until tender.
  • Add the green leaves of the Swiss chard and continue to boil for approximately 2 minutes.
  • Drain.
  • Over medium heat, drizzle olive oil in a large skillet.
  • Sauté minced garlic and crushed red pepper for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add the drained Swiss chard and quickly cover your pot.
  • Sauté for 3-5 minutes or until tender and heated through. If necessary add a few tablespoons of water.
  • Season with salt.
  • Place on serving dish and drizzle with olive oil and shavings of Parmesan cheese.


I prefer my "bietola" chopped. While it is being sauteed, I use a scissor to cut it in bite-sized pieces.
1 serving = ½ cup
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 4585IU | Vitamin C: 22.9mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1.4mg