Sautéed Swiss Chard with Pancetta
Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon
Yields Serves 8 Total Time 25 mins

Inspired by a dish from the Kitchen restaurant in Boulder, Colorado, this quick recipe incorporates pancetta--which, like other cured meats, is a classic partner for chard. Fresh chiles add a spicy bite.

How to Make It

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Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook pancetta, stirring, until crispy, about 3 minutes. Add garlic, chiles, and chard stems and ribs and cook until slightly softened, about 4 minutes. Add chard leaves and pepper, cover pot, and cook until wilted, stirring occasionally, about 6 minutes.

Ingredients

 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
 1/2 cup (2 oz.) chopped pancetta
 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
 2 fresh red chiles such as Fresno or jalapeño, finely chopped
 2 pounds Swiss chard, leaves whole, stems and ribs removed and chopped
 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

1

Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook pancetta, stirring, until crispy, about 3 minutes. Add garlic, chiles, and chard stems and ribs and cook until slightly softened, about 4 minutes. Add chard leaves and pepper, cover pot, and cook until wilted, stirring occasionally, about 6 minutes.

Sautéed Swiss Chard with Pancetta