Photo: Jennifer Causey
Active Time
20 Mins
Total Time
40 Mins
Serves 10 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

This dish takes its cues from classic creamed spinach and raises the bar with braised mixed greens, whole-grain farro, and a crisp panko crust. Hearty yet not heavy, and gorgeous straight out of the oven, this is the kind of side that looks and feels holiday special. Swiss chard and dark, bumpy lacinato kale both wilt down fairly quickly; their texture and vibrancy will stand out once combined with the creamy three-cheese sauce. The farro can be cooked, drained, and refrigerated in an airtight container for up to a week before Thanksgiving. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in an ovenproof skillet over medium-high. Add onion; sauté 4 minutes. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds. Add greens in batches, stirring to wilt. Add stock, pepper, and salt. Reduce heat, and simmer 12 minutes. Stir in cheeses and farro.

Step 2

Preheat broiler with oven rack in top position.

Step 3

Combine remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil and panko in a bowl; sprinkle over pan. Broil 4 minutes or until golden.

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