Friday, July 1, 2011

Swiss chard stuffed garlic bread

So we all know how obsessed with technology Eric can be and how not obsessed Charisse is. The big lesson learned in this living room re-remodel has absolutely been how we both view things differently. When we agreed to remodel the house and make it a "grown up house" we both came up with lists of what we wanted in the living room: Charisse wanted crown, wainscoting around the TV, new paint, some new furniture and lots of new art. Eric wanted surround sound. Of course that means he wants a new receiver a new subwoofer, a new remote and lots of speakers around the room. Between the holes in the walls, holes in the new cabinet and new stuff showing up every other day Charisse was not a happy camper this past week. What did make us both happy was Charisse's swiss chard stuffed garlic bread, something she pulled together for Eric's parents who came over to see our progress. We're both garlic lovers and adore garlic bread so this was a super genius way of adding even more of our garden grown swiss chard into our diet and gave Eric a break from trying to figure out how one painting was different from another or why we would buy something that looks like an eight year old could have done it. After Charisse whacked him she explained that we were getting the art "because it looks nice and you got all your stereo crap". 

Swiss Chard Stuffed Garlic Bread
What you will need

1 loaf french bread
3-4 cloves garlic
1 bunch of swiss chard
1 Tbs olive oil
1/2 cup butter (softened)
salt to taste 

Preheat oven to 375*

Slice the bread width wise into equal pieces making sure not to slice all the way through the bottom. Roughly chop the chard and toss with olive oil and set aside. Mince up the garlic and mix into the butter with a generous pinch of salt. Equally distribute the butter into each slice coating the bread and stuff the swiss chard into each sliver. Wrap in foil and bake for about 20 minutes. 

Adapted from Better Homes and Garden Magazine 


  1. What a unique way to get some chard inside your tummy. I would probably scoff this whole loaf, garlic bread is awesome!
    Thanks for sharing...

  2. Combining Swiss Chard with garlic and butter is so smart. What a great recipe!

  3. what a great technique. Swiss chard is my absolute favorite green and I am always looking for new ways to enjoy it.

  4. I seen this in the Martha Stewart Living Magazine this month and am excited to try this. Thanks for the step by step pics.

  5. What a wonderful way to use chard! My garden is positively overflowing with it! I love that I can shove bread in my face and not feel guilty because it has green veggies! Love this one, y'all! :)

  6. This garlic bread looks fantastic! I might just have to make this tonight :) Glad to be a new follower!

  7. Thanks for the inspiration! I have a ton of beautiful swiss chard in my garden this year and am rather overwhelmed with what to do with it all! This would be a great start :D

  8. Such a good idea to combine swiss chard with garlic, butter, and bread. Thanks for sharing!