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Creamed Swiss Chard

  • Servings: 6
Creamed Swiss Chard

Photography: Johnny Miller

Source: Everyday Food, November 2011


  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 bunches Swiss chard, stems removed, leaves cut into 1-inch strips
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. In a large pot, bring water to a boil over medium-high. Gradually add chard and cook until it is just wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a colander to drain, pressing out as much liquid as possible.

  2. In pot, melt butter. Whisking constantly, add flour and cook 1 minute. Whisking constantly, slowly add milk. Cook, whisking along bottom of pot, until mixture comes to a boil and thickens, 2 to 3 minutes. Add chard and stir until coated. Stir in nutmeg and season with salt and pepper.

Reviews (2)

  • MSLO Moderator 29 Sep, 2014

    The recipe is correct: 2 tablespoons of water. It's like a little steam bath to help leafy chard more tender. Hope you'll give it a try!

  • waterlogged 27 Sep, 2014

    Boil 2T water? hmmmm. Sounds tasty, but the recipe itself might need a proofread/review.

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