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Chard and Cheese Frittata
with lemony garlic broccoli

Active: 35 minTotal: 35 min

Chard cooks down and is a good way to add some extra greens to this quick-cooking frittata with shredded cheese for richness. This recipe was last featured in 2017.



Lemony Garlic Broccoli:
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, sliced
  • Broccoli - 1 1/4 lbs, chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Butter - 1 Tbsp
Chard and Cheese Frittata:
  • Cheese, fontina - 8 oz, shredded (sub provolone or swiss)
  • Onions, medium - 1, sliced
  • Chard, any type - 1 bunch, leaves torn, stems chopped
  • Eggs - 8
  • Milk - 1/4 cup
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/2 tsp
  • Butter - 1 1/2 Tbsp

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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  1. Cheese / Onions / Garlic / Broccoli - (If prepping right before cooking, get oven heating before continuing with prep.) Prep as directed and store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Chard - Chop stems and leaves. Store separately. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. Make frittata base - Whisk eggs with milk, salt, and pepper. Fold in cheese.


  1. Heat oven to 425F / 218C.
  2. Heat a 8” / 20 cm skillet over medium-high heat. Add butter (portion for frittata) and then onions and chopped chard stems to melted butter with some salt. Saute until onions are slightly golden and caramelized, 6 to 8 minutes.
  3. Fold in chard leaves and saute until wilted, 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Pour in egg mixture and stir until everything is evenly distributed. Transfer to the oven and bake for 18 to 25 minutes, until a knife comes out cleanly.
  5. Once frittata is in the oven, toss oil with garlic and broccoli. Spread out on a sheet pan. Roast, shaking pan halfway through cooking, until broccoli is tender, 12 to 15 minutes.
  6. When broccoli is finished, toss with lemon juice and butter (portion for broccoli). Season with some salt and pepper.
  7. Slice frittata and enjoy with broccoli on the side.

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This meal has 42 reviews

This has been my husband's all time favorite meal, he was a happy boy. It was pretty good.

By: Kristine
Posted: Aug 21, 2019
Diet: Original

One of my absolute favorite cooksmarts recipes!! It takes a bit of work, but this is an excellent meal for impressing guests with your culinary abilities. And the vegetarian version (chard and cheese frittata) is excellent as well. Chard and egg go so well together.

By: Caitlin
Posted: May 04, 2019
Diet: Original

Very good, might be good for when guests come over.

By: Brian
Posted: Mar 16, 2019
Diet: Original

Fantastic. I was generous with the prosciutto to keep the bundle tidy. The cheese didn't leak, and it was delicious.

By: Jennifer
Posted: Mar 13, 2019
Diet: Gluten-free

Sloppy to wrap, and chicken was a bit dry, but it was good.

By: Sundi
Posted: Mar 09, 2019
Diet: Paleo

Substituted Quorn turkey loaf to make it vegetarian. The effect was not at all like stuffed chicken (ha!), but it was still delicious. The sauce was yummy, but for some reason the orzo seemed to soak it all up in the leftovers. For that reason, I might make extra sauce next time and store it separately.

By: Jenn
Posted: Mar 04, 2019
Diet: Original