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Swiss Chard with Crème Fraîche

Photo: Charles Masters
Hands-on time 5 mins
Total time 16 mins
Yield Serves 8 (serving size: 1/2 cup)


  • 1 1/2 pounds Swiss chard, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup crème fraîche
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 64
  • fat 5.3 g
  • satfat 2.4 g
  • monofat 2.3 g
  • polyfat 0.3 g
  • protein 1.7 g
  • carbohydrate 3 g
  • fiber 1.3 g
  • cholesterol 9 mg
  • iron 1.4 mg
  • sodium 244 mg
  • calcium 40 mg

How to Make It

  1. Remove stems and center ribs from chard. Cut stems and ribs into 1/2-inch pieces; set aside. Coarsely chop leaves; set aside.

  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add stems and ribs; cook 5 minutes. Stir in leaves; cook for 2 minutes or until leaves wilt. Drain well, pressing chard with the back of a spoon to remove as much water as possible.

  3. Return pan to medium heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chard, crème fraîche, salt, and pepper. Cook 4 minutes or until chard is tender.