Sautéed Swiss Chard With Shiitake Mushrooms

Swiss chard sautéed with shiitake mushrooms and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

Swiss Chard with Shiitake Mushrooms
Elise Bauer

I feel the need for something green!

My friend Hank came to my rescue the other day with several bunches of Swiss chard that he had just picked from his garden.

Normally I do just a simple sauté with Swiss chard. This time I decided to punch it up a bit with some shiitake mushrooms and Parmesan cheese. So good!

Shiitakes are like intense mushroom flavor bombs. They cost a little more, but they are so worth it.

Swiss Chard with Shiitake Mushrooms
Elise Bauer

Sautéed Swiss Chard With Shiitake Mushrooms

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4 servings

I have tried cooking the tougher ribs (chopped) separately in a little butter and adding them back to the greens. Not a big fan of this approach. Better to save the ribs for another recipe, use them for making vegetable stock, or compost them.


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 6 ounces shiitake mushrooms, sliced 1/4-inch thick

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 2 large bunches Swiss chard (about 1 1/2 pounds total), rinsed, patted dry, large ribs removed, leaves roughly chopped

  • Pinch Parmesan cheese, grated


  1. Sauté mushrooms in butter:

    In a large stick-free sauté pan melt the butter on medium-high heat. Stir in the sliced mushrooms. Sprinkle with salt (skip added salt if using salted butter).

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  2. Add chopped chard:

    Once the mushrooms are beginning to brown and have given off some water, add the chopped chard leaves to the pan and toss with the mushrooms. (You may have to stagger in the adding of the chard leaves, as not to overwhelm the pan.)

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    Once the chard leaves have wilted, remove from heat and cover the pan. Let the chard leaves steam in their residual heat for a couple minutes.

  3. Sprinkle with Parmesan:

    Place chard and mushrooms in a serving dish. Sprinkle generously with grated Parmesan cheese.

    Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
99 Calories
6g Fat
10g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 388mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 31mg 153%
Calcium 102mg 8%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 1065mg 23%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.