Chard, White Bean, and Sweet Potato Gratin

Chard, White Bean, and Sweet Potato Gratin

Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Servings 4


  • 1/2 small onion
  • 1 bunch chard
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tbsp. flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 large sweet potato peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup cooked white beans or 1 can, rinsed and drained
  • 1 pinch grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup Edam cheese or gruyere, cheddar, or gouda
  • olive oil for cooking


  • Heat a drizzle of oil in the pan over medium-high heat and cook the onion for a few minutes. Add the chard, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and cook until the chard wilts and there is no moisture left in the pan. Transfer to a bowl, set aside.
  • Add the butter and flour to the pan and whisk together to make a roux. Whisk in the milk, then add the garlic and bring to a simmer. Boil for 2 minutes, whisking. Season with salt and pepper and remove from the heat.
  • Preheat the oven to 400° F. Spray a baking dish with oil. Spread half of the sweet potatoes in the baking dish. Top with half the beans, a sprinkle of nutmeg, half of the greens mixture, half the cheese, and half the sauce.
  • Layer with the rest of the potatoes, beans, greens and sauce, and top with the rest of the cheese.
  • Cover with tin foil and bake for about 45 minutes, then take the foil off and bake for another 15 minutes, until Golden and bubbly.
  • Let stand 15 minutes before serving.
Keyword Garlic, Onion, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard