Sauteed Swiss Chard With Eggs

While I am pleased with my humble little herb plants, I am grateful that my Mom has a real green thumb and shares the bounty of her vegetable garden. Last weekend she brought me bunches of Swiss chard, which sent me hunting for a simple sauteed Swiss chard recipe. It made a good side dish for dinner, but it was even better when I made sauteed Swiss chard with eggs for breakfast.

swiss chard with eggs
I found this recipe for sauteed Swiss chard that met my requirement for being simple, and it also sounded like it would be flavorful. I used half the amount of olive oil, but that still seemed like a lot. I used the full amount of red pepper flakes, but that was too much for my tastes. If I make it again I will halve the amount of that too.

sauteed swiss chard

I served the sauteed Swiss chard as a side dish, but had plenty of leftovers. (My husband gamely had a taste, but greens are just not his thing–unless they are in Palaak Paneer.)

Since I love having veggies with my eggs, I decided to try it for breakfast. I reheated the sauteed Swiss chard in my little cast iron skillet, and then scooted it to the edges to form a “nest” for my eggs.

This little pan is the perfect size for my eggs.

I cracked in one whole egg and one egg white–Tiger Lilly gets the other yolk–and let it cook until I could could carefully turn the whole thing over to cook the yolk a bit. I flipped it back over onto my plate, which also is the perfect size!

Eggs In A Nest Of Swiss Chard

Have you made Swiss chard? 

Do you look up recipes for simple dishes?

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15 Responses to Sauteed Swiss Chard With Eggs

  1. love this! i don’t think i’ve ever made swiss chard myself but your combo with eggs looks great!!
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  2. Karen says:

    That looks delicious! I love greens with my eggs, and use sautéed kale sometimes too. Just the perfect meal!
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  3. ooh I could do more with swiss chard! looks good
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  4. Karen says:

    YUM! This looks and sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!! 🙂
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  5. HoHo Runs says:

    I’m not familiar with Swiss Chard. It looks like spinach or turnip greens, both of which I love. (I’m a sucker for any recipe with spinach.) I’ll have to experiment with Swiss Chard instead. Thanks!
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  6. Marcia says:

    Looks delicious! Sadly my mom has no green thumb to speak of so it is I with the garden. I was just at the nursery the other day considering chard this year. I’ve never prepared it.

  7. I love simple recipes. I am a can’t-cook, but love eating some greens.
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  8. Carla says:

    I HAVE NEVER TRIED CHARD.
    Id so so so try this with my Egglands and my … mouth 🙂
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  9. Tina muir says:

    I always forget about swiss chard, and its SO good for you! Thanks for the reminder! What a great way to get in everything you need. Yummy, thanks for linking up to meatless monday today! Hope you join us more often 🙂
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  10. Thanks again for linking up today! Swiss chard on my list to cook with
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  11. jill conyers says:

    Greens and eggs are one of my favorite breakfasts! Have you tried dandelion greens or beet greens? Both would be delicious in this recipe.
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  12. melissa says:

    Yum, just yum! I love eggs with my greens but typically keep to spinach. I may have to try something like this.
    I don’t tend to look up simple recipes – but instead I like to peruse blogs and of course pinterest to get inspired – and then make do with what i have!

  13. Natalie says:

    LOVE swiss chard! Pairing it with the egg looks really good!!
    Yes, easy is perfect for me – will I have to give this a whirl 🙂
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