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Baked Swiss Chard Cheddar Casserole

Category

Casseroles

Servings

4-6

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes

Finding an easy and healthy casserole recipe for the holidays is not an easy task – that’s why we wanted to share one of our favorite healthy cold weather recipes: the Baked Swiss Chard Cheddar Casserole. Using seasonal ingredients such as beautiful rainbow swiss chard, along with Cabot’s Vermont Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese gives this baked casserole recipe a touch of indulgence. Whether you’re staying in on a cold winter night with the family, or looking for an easy dish to bring to a festive gathering, this casserole only takes 50 minutes to make from start to finish – so you’ll spend less time in the kitchen, and more time enjoying the company.


To make between 4 to 6 servings, start by preheating the oven to 350°F.


Next, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, add baguette cubes and toast until they are golden and crisp. Use a spatula to turn the bread cubes several times to ensure that each side is toasted.


Stir the garlic into the bread cubes and season with ½ teaspoon of kosher salt., and transfer the toasted bread cubes to a separate bowl and set aside. Add another 3 tablespoons of olive oil to the same skillet and cook the onions over medium-low heat until soft and translucent.


Add the Swiss chard to the skillet. Pour in the chicken stock and reduce the heat to low. Cover the skillet with a fitted lid and continue to cook the Swiss chard until it is slightly wilted, about 3-5 minutes. Season with another teaspoon of kosher salt.


Add the Swiss chard mix to the bowl of toasted bread cubes and combine together. Next, transfer the Swiss chard and bread cubes to a casserole dish.


Sprinkle the Cabot Vermont Extra Sharp Cheddar cheese over the top and bake for 15 minutes until the cheese is melted. Once the casserole has come out of the oven, season with a few cracks of black pepper and serve immediately.


If you’re looking for more good winter meal recipes, check out our other Christmas and Holiday meals – a fantastic selection of comforting foods to enjoy with the whole family. Cabot is a co-operative of farm families and we work hard to produce our award-winning dairy products. We’d love to hear your feedback on this breakfast dish, so please rate and review it to share your opinion with others.

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 baguette, cubed into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 bunch rainbow Swiss chard, stalks trimmed and stems removed, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 8 ounces Cabot Vermont Extra Sharp cheese, shredded (about 2 cups)

  • Fresh cracked black pepper to taste
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Directions

  1. PREHEAT the oven to 350°F.
  2. HEAT the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, add baguette cubes and toast until they are golden and crisp. Use a spatula to turn the bread cubes several times to ensure that each side is toasted.
  3. STIR the garlic into the bread cubes and season with ½ teaspoon of kosher salt.
  4. TRANSFER the toasted bread cubes to a separate bowl and set aside.
  5. ADD another 3 tablespoons of olive oil to the same skillet and cook the onions over medium-low heat until soft and translucent.
  6. ADD the Swiss chard to the skillet. Pour in the chicken stock and reduce the heat to low. Cover the skillet with a fitted lid and continue to cook the Swiss chard until it is lightly wilted, about 3-5 minutes. Season with another teaspoon of kosher salt.
  7. ADD the Swiss chard mix to the bowl of toasted bread cube and combine together.
  8. TRANSFER the Swiss chard and bread cubes to a casserole dish. Sprinkle the Cabot Vermont Extra Sharp Cheddar cheese over the top and bake for 15 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  9. SEASON with a few cracks of black pepper and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Nutrition

per serving
Calories
410
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Fat
15 grams
23%
Saturated Fat
3 grams
15%
Cholesterol
5 milligrams
2%
Sodium
1400 milligrams
58%
Carbs
57 grams
19%
Fiber
4 grams
16%
Sugar
2 grams
Protein
14 grams
Calcium
81 milligrams
8%