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Caramelized Onions and Swiss Chard Recipe

Cast iron skillet filled with steaming Swiss Chard and caramelized onions. Text overlay Caramelized Swiss Chard & Onion.

4.8 from 4 reviews

This Caramelized Onions and Swiss Chard Recipe is super healthy and can easily be made vegan! We use rainbow or red chard and sometimes add peppers too! This is my husband’s all-time favorite recipe! Enjoy it as a side with my Almond Crusted Baked Chicken Recipe!


  • 2 medium/large onions
  • 1 lb Swiss Chard (any variety)
  • 24 Tbsp cooking fat (I prefer bacon grease)
  • 1/21 tsp granulated garlic
  • 12 tsp salt
  •  1/2 -1 tsp pepper


  1. Preheat your skillet on low and add your cooking fat.
  2. Meanwhile, cut your onions in half and thinly slice all halves. When all the onions are sliced, add to the pan.
  3. Stir every few minutes, for the first 5-7 minutes or so, to ensure the onions are thoroughly coated with fat, are not sticking to the pan and are cooking. Adjust the heat if necessary, but keep it on low.
  4. Meanwhile, thoroughly wash the chard and dry completely. Then thinly slice the chard.
  5. When the onions begin to brown slightly and turn translucent, add the chard. Cook, stirring every few minutes, until the chard wilts and the onions turn brown and caramelize.
  6. Season to taste with granulated garlic, salt and pepper. Serve warm