Sauteed Chard with Pancetta

from Cooking Light

  • 2 bunches Swiss chard (about 3/4 pound)
  • 1 ounce pancetta, diced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Rinse and drain chard; pat dry with paper towels. Trim stalks from chard leaves, reserving stalks and leaves. Coarsely chop stalks to equal 1 cup; discard remaining stalks. Chop leaves.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pancetta to pan; sauté 2 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Add garlic and chard stalks to pan; sauté 2 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Add half of chard leaves to pan; sauté 1 minute or until leaves wilt, stirring frequently. Add remaining chard leaves and pepper to pan; sauté 1 minute or until leaves wilt, stirring frequently. Sprinkle with cheese.

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