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rainbow chard au gratin

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

I received some rainbow chard from my organic delivery company and had no idea what to do with it, so I went websurfing and found this. Sounds yummy! Recipe: Photo source:

(1 rating)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For rainbow chard au gratin

  • 6 to 8 bunch
    rainbow chard (or swiss chard)
  • salt
  • 1 stick
  • 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 5 c
    whole milk
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • nutmeg
  • 2
    bulbs roasted garlic, cloves squeezed from skins and pasted
  • 4 c
    freshly shredded parmigiano-reggiano cheese

How To Make rainbow chard au gratin

  • 1
    Stem the chard, keeping the leaves whole. Add the chard to a large pot of salted boiling water and let the chard wilt. Boil the chard for 10 minutes; drain in a colander under cool water. Let drain and squeeze excess liquid in a clean towel. Chop.
  • 2
    Melt the butter over medium heat and whisk in the flour. Cook for 1 minute, and then whisk in the milk. Season with salt, pepper, and a dash of freshly grated nutmeg. Stir in the roasted garlic paste. Thicken the sauce to coat the back of a spoon and adjust seasonings to taste.
  • 3
    Layer half the greens in a medium casserole dish. Top with half the sauce and half the cheese. Repeat layers, ending with the cheese. Bake in a preheated 400-degree oven on center rack for 20 to 30 minutes, or until bubbly and browned.
  • 4
    HOW TO MAKE GARLIC PASTE: Remove the skin from garlic bulbs and wash then thoroughly. Put them in a blender with just a little water. Blend on low speed until paste is formed. Remove from blender and use in recipe.