This post has 20 Amazing Swiss Chard Recipes, and if you’re growing chard this can give you plenty of options! And there’s also a list of 10 bonus recipes using other leafy greens where you could substitute Swiss Chard if you have it in your garden!

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Have you grown or eaten Swiss Chard, the leafy green that also just called Chard? Lately I’ve been surprised to find that some people aren’t well acquainted with this hearty and tasty type of garden greens, so I thought I’d share some information about growing chard. And this post also has 20 Amazing Swiss Chard Recipes for people who have it and are looking for ideas for cooking it.

If you’ve ever found yourself thinking about what to make with Swiss Chard, this post has you covered with lots of delicious chard recipes! And I’m also including some delicious-looking recipes from my blogging friends, enjoy!

What is Swiss Chard?

Swiss chard (also called chard, silverbeet, and perpetual spinach) is an easy-to-grow type of greens that are highly nutritious. Both the stems and leaves are good to eat. Small, tender leaves make a nice addition to salads or are good for making chard pesto, while larger leaves should be cut away from the ribs so stems and leaves can be cooked separately. 

Is Swiss Chard a strongly-flavored type of greens?

Chard has a pleasant flavor that’s a little stronger than spinach, but not as strong as kale or mustard greens. The texture is softer than kale but firmer than spinach, making it versatile to use in recipes.

Is Swiss Chard high in carbs?

Swiss Chard is low in calories and also quite high in fiber, which makes it low in net carbs! And it’s loaded with nutrients.

Tips for Growing Swiss Chard:

Chard leaves from Salute to Swiss Chard and 10+ Favorite Healthy Swiss Chard Recipes found on

Chard is easy to grow and very attractive in the garden. I especially like this gorgeous rainbow chard that can produce three colors from one package of seeds. And I love the way you can trim off leaves and the plant will continue producing new ones, even in the hot Utah summers.

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Chard is easy to grow from seed, and I never had problems with my chard until one year when a flock of quail discovered it and started to eat the leaves until only the stalks remained, like you see in the photo above. A visit to the garden center taught me to use garden netting to save the Swiss chard from the birds, and all has been well ever since.

Favorite Swiss Chard Recipes from Kalyn’s Kitchen:

Spicy Stir-Fried Swiss Chard finished dish on serving plate

I loved this Spicy Stir-Fried Swiss Chard, which my nephew Jake and I completely devoured the day we made it.

Swiss Chard and Goat Cheese Custard Bake finished dish on serving plate with one piece cut

Another Swiss Chard favorite is this Swiss Chard and Goat Cheese Custard Bake. This is a repeater at my house!

Swiss Chard Casserole baked in dish

Swiss Chard Casserole is a great dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner that’s tasty and easy to make. And this is also fun to make in a mini-loaf pan, see photos in the recipe for that variation!

Lemon Parmesan Pasta with Greens shown in two serving dishes with larger bowl in back

This delicious Lemon Parmesan Pasta with Greens can be made with several variations of greens, and I use Fiber Gourmet Light Elbows (affiliate link) so it’s not too much of a splurge on carbs.

Spaghetti Squash Gratin with Chard shown in baking dish on green placemat.

This Spaghetti Squash Gratin with Chard is a dish I’ve made several times since it appeared on the blog.

Cheryl's Low-Carb Power Greens Egg Skillet found on

This tasty Power Greens Egg Skillet uses a mixture of greens that includes chard, or make it with all chard if you prefer.

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