Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Yield
6 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup chard mixture and 1 teaspoon cheese)

The pancetta (Italian unsmoked bacon) renders a small amount of fat, which is then used to sauté the chard. Serve this robust side with steaks, roast chicken, or roast pork.

How to Make It

Step 1

Rinse and drain chard; pat dry with paper towels. Trim stalks from chard leaves, reserving stalks and leaves. Coarsely chop stalks to equal 1 cup; discard remaining stalks. Chop leaves.

Step 2

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pancetta to pan; sauté 2 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Add garlic and chard stalks to pan; sauté 2 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Add half of chard leaves to pan; sauté 1 minute or until leaves wilt, stirring frequently. Add remaining chard leaves and pepper to pan; sauté 1 minute or until leaves wilt, stirring frequently. Sprinkle with cheese.

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