You’re going to enjoy Swiss Chard with Bacon and Mushrooms! This flavorful vegetable side dish also has onions and garlic, and is ready in under 20 minutes! You're going to enjoy Swiss Chard with Bacon and Mushrooms! This flavorful vegetable side dish also has onions and garlic, and is ready in under 20 minutes!
I started growing rainbow chard in my garden several years ago, so I enjoy trying new ways to prepare it.  Recently I cooked Swiss Chard with bacon and mushrooms, red onion, and garlic as a side dish for dinner, and was very pleased with the results. The addition of bacon, mushrooms, onion and garlic to Swiss chard made this quite a flavorful vegetable dish!

Scroll Down For A Printable Recipe Card At The Bottom Of The Page

What Is Swiss Chard?

Swiss chard is a leafy green vegetable that has been around for centuries. The chard develops large stalks, once mature. The leaves can be green or slightly red, and the stalks can vary in color, such as white, yellow or red. The leaves are very nutritious, and fresh young leaves can be eaten raw in salads.

For this recipe I used red chard, and did not use a published recipe. I used only my ideas for what might taste good paired with this veggie I grew in our backyard garden.

Growing Swiss chard in our garden.

Prepare The Bacon

Stack bacon pieces on top of each other. Using a sharp knife, slice bacon into thin strips. Place bacon pieces (sliced) into a large skillet. Cook on medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until bacon pieces begin to brown (3-4 minutes).

Leave all bacon grease in the skillet (this photo is from another recipe, but shows how I slice the bacon for quick cooking).

Cooking bacon to add to Swiss chard and mushrooms.

Cook The Swiss Chard

Add chard stems, sliced mushrooms and chopped red onion to the bacon and bacon drippings in the skillet. Continue to cook until chard stems become slightly tender (3-4 mins). Now add the chopped chard leaves, and stir to combine. Continue to cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until leaves have wilted and are cooked through (2-3 minutes).

Swiss chard, bacon, red onion and mushrooms cooking in bacon drippings in skillet.

Add minced garlic and stir to combine. Cook for 1 minute, being careful to not burn the garlic. Add salt and pepper, to taste.

Minced garlic, salt and pepper added to cooked Swiss chard.

Time To Eat Swiss Chard With Bacon And Mushrooms

Serve this Swiss chard immediately, while hot. It is a simple side dish to prepare that will compliment a variety of main dishes.

Swiss Chard with Bacon and Mushrooms served in white bowl.

I cut the Swiss Chard stalks into fairly large slices as you can see from the photos, so if you prefer smaller bites, slice them to the thickness you prefer. Some folks prefer to leave the stalks out and only cook the leaves… whatever your preference is, GREAT!

Hope you will consider trying this recipe, and as always, I sincerely trust you will enjoy it! If you enjoy Swiss chard, be sure to check out my recipe for Swiss Chard with Onions and Garlic!

Looking For More Veggie Side Dish Recipes?

You can find all of my veggie side dish recipes in the Recipe Index, which is located at the top of the page. I have quite a few, including:

Interested In More Recipes?

Thank you for visiting this website. I appreciate you using some of your valuable time to do soIf you’re interested, I publish a newsletter 2 times per month (1st and 15th) with all the latest recipes, and other fun info. I would be honored to have you join our growing list of subscribers, so you never miss a great recipe!
There is a Newsletter subscription box on the top right side (or bottom) of each blog post, depending on the device you use, where you can easily submit your e-mail address (only) to be included in my mailing list.

You Can Also Find Me On Social Media:
Facebook page: The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Pinterest: The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Instagram: jbatthegratefulgirlcooks

Have a GREAT day!

Author's signature

Swiss Chard with Bacon and Mushrooms
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
17 mins
 
You're going to enjoy Swiss Chard with Bacon and Mushrooms! This flavorful vegetable side dish also has onions and garlic, and is ready in under 20 minutes!
Category: Vegetable Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: swiss chard
Servings: 4 servings
Calories Per Serving: 210 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 4-5 slices bacon , (cut into thin pieces before cooking)
  • 8-10 mushrooms , sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup red onion , chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons bacon grease (approx. from cooked bacon)
  • 1 head Swiss chard (I used red chard), chopped and divided (stems separated from leaves)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Stack bacon pieces on top of each other. Using a sharp knife, slice into thin strips. Place bacon pieces (sliced) into a large skillet. Cook on medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until bacon pieces begin to brown (3-4 minutes). Leave all bacon grease in the skillet.
  2. Add chard stems, sliced mushrooms and chopped red onion. Continue to cook until chard stems become slightly tender (3-4 mins).
  3. Add chopped chard leaves, and stir to combine. Continue to cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until leaves have wilted and are cooked through (2-3 minutes).
  4. Add minced garlic and stir to combine. Cook for 1 minute, being careful to not burn the garlic.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste, then serve while hot.
Nutrition Facts
Swiss Chard with Bacon and Mushrooms
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 210 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 332mg14%
Potassium 455mg13%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 4585IU92%
Vitamin C 23.6mg29%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s another to pin to your Pinterest boards!You're going to enjoy Swiss Chard with Bacon and Mushrooms! This flavorful vegetable side dish also has onions and garlic, and is ready in under 20 minutes!

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Swiss Chard with Bacon and Mushrooms

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

By using this Comment Form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website. Your email address will not be published.