Thanksgiving side: Swiss chard and polenta

Try Swiss chard for a Thanksgiving side dish!

Here's a quick and easy side dish for Thanksgiving!

Sautéed Spicy Swiss Chard

You'll need:

  • 2 bundles of Swiss chard
  • A few tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper 
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Lemon

Follow these steps:

  1. Sautée Swiss chard in a pan with olive oil, salt and pepper
  2. Add red pepper flakes to make it spicy
  3. Sautée until Swiss chard is wilted
  4. Squeeze lemon on top as desired

White Cheddar Polenta (Alternative to mashed potatoes!)

You'll need:

  • Package of corn grits/polenta mix
  • ½ stick of butter
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 ½ cups of sharp cheddar cheese

Follow these steps:

  • Follow instructions on package (Usually 3:1 ratio. Three cups liquid. One cup dry polenta. Bring liquid to boil. Pour in dry polenta. Stir like crazy until it’s thickened and smooth.)
  • Add in butter, heavy cream and sharp cheddar cheese

To serve: Pour the polenta in a serving dish. Top with sautéed Swiss chard. Optional: add some parmesan cheese on top!

Bonus...

Leftover Swiss chard? Turn it into an appetizer.

  1. Toast slices of baguette
  2. Add Swiss chard on top
  3. Sprinkle with toasted fried onions (like you’d eat on green bean casserole!)
  4. Top with a dash of lemon juice


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