Swiss Chard with Crème Fraîche

Swiss Chard with Creme FraicheRecipe
Photo: Charles Masters


Serves 8 (serving size: 1/2 cup)
Total time: 16 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 5 Minutes
Total: 16 Minutes

Nutritional 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


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


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.