Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Robyn Valarik
Total Time
30 Mins
Yield
Serves 4

For an easy vegetarian version of this hearty main dish, omit the bacon and add a little more olive oil when you sauté the shallot mixture.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook polenta with salt as package directs.

Step 2

Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large frying pan until crisp. Transfer to paper towels.

Step 3

Discard fat from pan. Heat oil in same pan over medium heat. Cook shallots, garlic, and chard ribs until softened, 4 minutes. Stir in chard leaves, chile flakes, and 1/3 cup water. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook until wilted.

Step 4

Stir butter and cheese into polenta and spoon into bowls. Toss chard with vinegar and spoon over polenta. Crumble bacon and sprinkle on top.

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