Cheesy Chard

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We’re collecting and sharing recipes, both on the VegVan and through the blog (click on the ‘recipes’ category in the blog). We’re also taking submissions, so if you have a great recipe that you’d love to share with the world, email it to, and we’ll make sure it gets out there! Our first recipe, Cheesy Chard,comes from Mara.

What you need:

  • Chard
  • Salt
  • Parmiggiano cheese
  • Cream, single or double
  • Butter to grease oven dish

What to do (quantities relative to amount of chard you have and how hungry you are)

  1. Grease the oven dish with butter and preheat the oven to 180ºC
  2. Wash the chard leaves and blanch (place for 1 min in boiling salted water)
  3. Pat the leaves dry and layer them at the bottom of the oven dish
  4. Add a generous splash of cream on top of the chard (about 75-80ml of cream for a layer of Chard leaves in an oven dish of approximately 30 x 60cm)
  5. If you have plenty of chard leaves repeat the process layering leaves and cream on top of each other
  6. Grate on a good covering of parmesan (Parmiggiano) cheese
  7. Place in the oven until the cheese has melted (10-15 mins)
  8. ENJOY!