Chard with Bacon-Citrus Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Chard is a leafy veggie often used in Mediterranean cooking. I dress it with orange juice and bacon, and the family gobbles it up. —Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan
Chard with Bacon-Citrus Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 pound thick-sliced peppered bacon strips
  • 2 pounds rainbow Swiss chard, chopped
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  1. In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp; drain on paper towels. Discard all but 1 tablespoon drippings. Cut bacon into small pieces.
  2. Add chard to drippings; cook and stir just until wilted, 5-6 minutes. Add remaining ingredients; cook 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Top with bacon.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 162 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 655mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.