Sautéed Swiss Chard with Garlic and Mushrooms

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Thanksgiving is coming and it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll make for your big dinner! Whether you’re prepping it yourself for your family or bringing a dish to a collaborative dinner effort, Sautéed Swiss Chard with Garlic and Mushrooms will steal the spotlight from the turkey! This colorful, flavorful dish features Bright Lights® swiss chard from Salad Savoy and will lend some fun hue to your Thanksgiving spread.

How to Make Sautéed Swiss Chard with Garlic and Mushrooms

Sautéed Swiss Chard is bursting with savory flavors. Bright Lights give it the flavor and substance of tasty greens and provide a delicious canvas for the flavors of garlic, red pepper, and lemon. Baby Bella mushrooms add some welcome heartiness to the dish that your Thanksgiving feasters will love.

Bright hues and flavors with Bright Lights

This recipe takes a bit of time to put together, but not as much as some other Thanksgiving dishes. Expect about 10 minutes of prep time and 8 minutes to saute the ingredients. You’ll use all of the Bright Lights in this dish, both the green leaves and the bright fuchsia stems. Chop them up and start sauteing. As you add each ingredient, you’ll be treated to delicious new scents as the dish comes together!

5 from 1 vote

Sautéed Swiss Chard with Garlic and Mushrooms

A colorful side dish perfect for the holidays or any time of year!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time18 minutes


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 oz baby Bella mushrooms diced
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 bunch Bright Lights® swiss chard approx 10 stems with leaves
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste


  • Wash and dry chard leaves. Remove the stems and slice thinly. Roll the leaves of the chard and slice horizontally into wide strips. 
  • Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan on medium heat. Add the minced garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add in mushrooms and cook for 1-2 minutes. 
  • Add the lemon juice and chard stems and cook for 1-2 minutes until tender. Add the chard leaves and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes until slightly wilted. 
  • Sprinkle with kosher salt and black pepper to taste.


Calories: 39kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 292mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3157IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Calories: 39
Keyword: holiday recipe
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Have A Brighter Thanksgiving with Bright Lights

Want to add more color to your dinners? Look no further than Salad Savoy! As he toured Europe in the ‘80s, founder and owner John Moore discovered colorful vegetables being used in local dishes. When he came back to the States, he developed Salad Savoy, his company’s namesake violet-and-white veggie through traditional, natural breeding and cross-pollination methods.

With the success of that vibrant vegetable, Salad Savoy has expanded its lineup to include other colorful produce like Lollipops and the Bright Lights you’ll use in this Sautéed Swiss Chard with Garlic and Mushrooms.

Have a Bloody Mary with your Sauteed Swiss Chard
Bright Lights are a versatile veggie that work in many different kinds of dishes. With their unique purple stem, your family will love trying them on Thanksgiving! There’s more to Bright Lights than just a fun color, though: At 10 to 12 leaves, each overstuffed bunch contains more leaves than typical swiss chard. Pick up a bountiful bundle of Bright Lights leaves for your next recipe!

Here’s a tip from the pros: Bright Lights make a festive and flavorful garnish for a Bloody Mary. Relax and treat yourself to one as you put together your Thanksgiving feast.

Here are some more tasty dishes featuring Salad Savoy produce that are perfect for Thanksgiving:

Lollipop Bacon Roll-Ups 

Salad Savoy and Mushroom Stuffing  

Salad Savoy Salads 

What did your Thanksgiving guests think about this dish? Did Sautéed Swiss Chard with Garlic and Mushrooms become a new family favorite? Tell us about it in the comments!

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Have more questions about this Sautéed Swiss Chard with Garlic and Mushrooms? We’ll answer all your questions here:

What to serve with sauteed swiss chard?

Serve with your Thanksgiving dinner! Any other time of year, you can serve it with rice or mashed potatoes alongside a protein of your choice, such as fish, beef, or chicken.

Can you eat the stems of swiss chard?

Yes! Sautee them along with the leaves.

What does swiss chard taste like?

Swiss chard is comparable to spinach or beet greens. It has a leaf structure similar to that of spinach. The leaves are tender, with a flavor that is slightly more mild and bitter than spinach. The stems are sweet and crunchy.

What nutritional value does swiss chard have?

Bright Lights® are a great source of vitamin A and are also high in iron.

How to cook swiss chard?

We love to saute our Bright Lights®, but they can also be steamed or eaten raw in salads and garnishes.

About Lori

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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