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Swiss Chard with Tomatoes and Eggs

The recipe and photography for this post was provided by Carolyn Hodges of The Dinner Shift.

Simmered eggs in a tomato-based sauce is one of my go-to weeknight meals when we need food fast. It’s filling, flavorful and so versatile. It’s also a great way to incorporate superfoods like swiss chard and kale into your daily diet.

This dinner-for-two takes no more than 20 minutes and can easily be doubled to feed more. Since this dish relies on just a handful of ingredients, I like to use a higher quality canned tomato. I recommend San Marzano tomatoes, which are richer in flavor and less acidic than other canned varieties.

Swiss Chard with Tomatoes and Eggs
Swiss Chard with Tomatoes and Eggs
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  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ⅛ - ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1 large bunch Swiss chard, chopped (about 4 packed cups)
  • 14.5 oz. can crushed San Marzano tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 Heinen’s cage-free eggs
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Crusty bread, for dipping


  1. Heat olive oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the garlic cloves and red pepper flakes and cook for 60 seconds, stirring constantly so the garlic doesn’t burn.
  3. Add in the Swiss chard and continue to sauté until it wilts, about 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in the tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Create four wells in the sauce and crack an egg into each. Top each egg with salt and pepper, then cover the pan and reduce heat to medium-low.
  6. Continue to simmer until egg whites are just set, about 6-8 minutes more. Serve topped with parmesan cheese and bread to soak up the sauce.

Swiss Chard with Tomatoes and Eggs

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By Carolyn Hodges
Carolyn is a mom of boys and culinary dietitian in Cleveland, Ohio. The Dinner Shift is dedicated to helping busy moms get dinner on the table after the weekday grind, however that is defined for you and yours.

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