Swiss Chard Frittata

Eating greens is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. Martha shines the spotlight on greens by making five recipes: sorrel soup, pasta with grilled sardines and bitter greens, Swiss-chard frittata, kale Caesar salad, and spicy escarole. You’ll be inspired to try these surprisingly easy recipes.

Serves 10 – 12


  • For Tomatoes:
  • 24 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon light-brown sugar
  • Coarse salt
  • For Frittata:
  • 18 large eggs
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large white onions, halved and sliced crosswise into ¼-inch-thick slices
  • 6 to 8 ounces Swiss chard, stems sliced thin, leaves sliced into ribbons
  • 3/4 cup cow’s milk feta, crumbled


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a 9-inch pie plate, place tomatoes and garlic cloves. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, thyme, light brown sugar and salt. Drizzle over tomatoes and garlic and bake in the oven until tomatoes are wilted and caramelized, 40 to 45 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Increase oven temperature to 425 degrees with the rack in the upper third. Use a whisk, to lightly beat eggs in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper; set aside.
  3. In a 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onions, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring, until tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and add the stems of the chard, cook until tender, 3 minutes. Add the chard leaves and stir to combine. Cook until wilted, about 1 minute. Pour egg mixture into skillet. Cook, using a heatproof spatula to gently stir and push eggs from edges to center of pan so runny parts run underneath, until eggs begin to set, about 2 minutes.
  4. Scatter cooked tomatoes on top of the frittata and evenly distribute feta cheese on top. Transfer frittata to the oven and cook until top is set and has puffed slightly, about 15 minutes.
  5. Gently run a spatula around the edges and underneath the frittata and carefully slide out of the pan onto a cutting board. Slice into wedges and serve hot, warm or at room temperature.