posted by Kalyn Denny on December 14, 2020
Swiss Chard and Goat Cheese Custard Bake is a tasty low-carb and Keto dish, and this is perfect for a special breakfast! And I enjoy creamy egg dishes like this for lunch or dinner as well!
I’m always excited when I can update a favorite recipe with new photos that are more likely to entice you to try it, and this Swiss Chard and Goat Cheese Custard Bake is a delicious option if you’re wanting to make a special breakfast. And if you haven’t cooked much with Swiss Chard, maybe this is the recipe that will entice you to try it!
For most of my life I never cooked much with leafy greens like Swiss Chard or kale. But then I started growing them in my garden and made quite a few different breakfast dishes with greens baked into the eggs. This one is a bit different though, with a generous amount of goat cheese (the soft type that comes in a log) combined with half and half and then mixed into just enough eggs to bind it together into a barely-firm custard. I loved this flavor combination with the Swiss chard, goat cheese, and other cheeses, and although this is great for breakfast I’ve enjoyed eating it for a light dinner as well.
One thing that made the updated photos of this recipe look better was cooking the custard bake in a nine-inch Springform Pan (affiliate link), the type of pan with a removable ring and a flat bottom that’s often used to cook cheesecake. But if you don’t have that type of pan you can definitely cook it in a round casserole dish like I did when I first made it!
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This recipe has been added to a category called Weekend Food Prep to help you find recipes you can prep or cook on the weekend and eat during the week!
We used about 3 cups of chopped Swiss Chard, but I wished we had a bit more, so if the bunches of Chard are small I would buy two. Use the soft goat cheese that comes in a log for this recipe. Use milk or heavy cream instead of half and half if you prefer. Recipe inspired by Green Timbale in Greene on Greens. (affiliate link)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 185Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 205mgSodium: 334mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 12g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
With full-fat cheeses and cream or half and half this recipe is great for low-carb or Keto diets. With low-fat goat cheese, milk, and Mozzarella, this recipe would be a good choice for any phase of the original South Beach Diet. And of course, healthy greens are great for any type of diet.
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Historical Notes for This Recipe:
This custard bake with goat cheese, Mozzarella, Parmesan, and Swiss Chard was first posted in September 2011. The recipe was updated (and improved by cooking in a springform pan) in December 2020.
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