5 from 4 votes
Leek and Swiss chard gratin
Leek and Swiss chard gratin
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins

An easy, comforting side that goes with a range of mains (or eat as lunch for 1!)

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: comfort food, Swiss chard recipe
Servings: 2 (side)
Calories: 259 kcal
Author: Caroline's Cooking
  • 5 1/2 oz chard leaves from 1 bunch, approx 11oz/300g, leaves weight approx 5 1/2oz/ 150g
  • 1 leek small
  • 3/4 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tbsp flour
  • 3/4 cup milk 120ml
  • 1/4 cup parmesan 8g, grated
  • 1/4 cup gruyere 8g, grated
  1. Preheat oven to 425F/220C.
  2. Slice the chard leaves into relatively thin strips, cutting longer pieces in half, and leek in thin rings.
  3. In a small skillet/frying pan that is safe to go in the oven, melt 1/2 tbsb of the butter over a medium heat and add the leeks.
  4. Break up the rings and cook for around 5mins until they are starting to brown slightly.
  5. Add the remaining butter then add the flour and mix through well.
  6. Reduce the temperature a little then add the milk about 1/4 cup at a time, stirring in well. Once all the milk is added, add the two cheeses and mix through, reserving a little to put on top.
  7. Add the chard a handful or two at a time and allow it to wilt in the sauce, it will darken and go limp after a couple minutes. Keep adding the rest, folding over the wilted chard below to help soften the chard you just added.

  8. Put the last little bit of cheese on top and place the pan in the oven for 15-20min until lightly brown on top. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Leek and Swiss chard gratin
Amount Per Serving
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 508mg 21%
Potassium 496mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 7g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 120.9%
Vitamin C 34.8%
Calcium 48.4%
Iron 13.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.