Frittata with Swiss Chard, Potatoes, and Fontina

Swiss chard is a beautiful, although overlooked, vegetable at its best in spring. It tastes like a combination of spinach and beets (its cousins), but with a meatier texture. Use both the leaves and stems after cleaning thoroughly.


4 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 257
Caloriesfromfat 36 %
Fat 10.2 g
Satfat 4.9 g
Monofat 3.2 g
Polyfat 0.9 g
Protein 15.7 g
Carbohydrate 26.2 g
Fiber 2.2 g
Cholesterol 186 mg
Iron 3.1 mg
Sodium 565 mg
Calcium 172 mg


2 cups diced baking potato (about 3/4 pound)
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
6 cups coarsely chopped Swiss chard (about 8 ounces)
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup fat-free milk
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 large egg whites
3 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons butter or stick margarine
Cooking spray
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded fontina


Place potato in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil; cook 8 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool. Toss potato with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Set aside.

Combine the Swiss chard and water in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until Swiss chard is tender. Drain.

Combine 1/4 teaspoon salt, milk, and next 4 ingredients (milk through eggs) in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Stir in potato and Swiss chard. Melt butter in a medium nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Pour egg mixture into pan. Cover, reduce heat, and cook 10 minutes until almost set. Sprinkle with cheese.

Preheat broiler.

Wrap handle of skillet with foil. Broil 5 minutes or until golden brown.

Jean Kressy,

Cooking Light

April 2000
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