Swiss Chard, Garlic, and Gruyere Pizza

If you have too many ingredients in your fridge and you do not know what to make out of it, then try this recipe from whole living that tries to create pizza from scratch. Best in this recipe is the fact that it does not require pizza sauce yet it still tastes good.




2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 cloves garlic, sliced

1 bunch Swiss chard (1 pound), stems removed and thinly sliced, leaves torn into pieces

Coarse salt

1 pound homemade Whole-Wheat Pizza Dough or store-bought whole-wheat pizza dough

1 cup grated Gruyere (2 ounces)

Pinch red-pepper flakes


1.       Place pizza stone or inverted baking sheet in oven and heat to 500 degrees.

2.       Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook garlic until just tender, about 1 minute. Add chard stems and cook, stirring, until tender, about 5 minutes. Working in batches, add leaves and cook until just wilted, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and set aside.

3.       Stretch dough into a 10-by-14-inch rectangle and transfer to a piece of parchment. Brush with remaining oil and season with salt. Sprinkle with half the Gruyere, then top with chard and sprinkle with remaining Gruyere.

4.       Transfer to the oven: Slide parchment onto stone or baking sheet and bake pizza until cheese is bubbly and crust is golden, 13 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle with pepper flakes.

Cook's Note

The Heat Is On

Ceramic pizza stones pull moisture from the exterior of the dough for a perfectly crisp crust. A preheated baking sheet works almost as well.

Posted by Diane Araga, on March 17, 2013 at 8:00 AM