Swiss Chard au Gratin

Swiss Chard au Gratin
SERVINGS
6
PREP TIME
10 mins
TOTAL TIME
58 mins
Ingredients
  • 6 strips bacon
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 4 ounces (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese
  • 4 ounces Havarti cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • Dash salt and pepper
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 pounds green Swiss chard
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
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Directions
1. 
PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees F.
2. 
COOK bacon in a medium skillet over moderately high heat until the fat is rendered, 3 to 5 min. Transfer bacon to paper towels, keeping the drippings in the skillet. Add the butter along with the garlic and 1/2 of the shallots to skillet. Cook over moderate heat until softened, about 2 min. Add cream cheese, Havarti, and whisk in heavy cream. Simmer until reduced by half, about 8 min. Season with salt and pepper.
3. 
HEAT a large skillet over moderate heat. Add olive oil and saute Swiss chard leaves with the remaining shallots until softened, about 3 min. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer chard leaves to a shallow baking dish and cover with the cream cheese mixture. Top with panko and crumbled bacon. Bake until crumbs are toasted and the casserole is bubbling, about 30 min.
Note:
1. 
Recipe Submitted by Real Women of PHILADELPHIA Contestant: Jacqui Nicholson
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