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Swiss Chard and Kale Potato Frittata

Swiss Chard & Kale Potato Frittata is an amazingly delicious, filling breakfast and a great way to eat more vegetables for breakfast! You can use just kale, swiss chard, or even collard greens for this recipe.

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What do you do when you have kale AND Swiss chard in your CSA box? Swiss Chard and Kale Potato Frittata is the ONLY correct answer to that question, of course!

I absolutely love cooking with leafy greens such as kale and Swiss chard because they cook down so much. It's such a great way to get a huge serving of vegetables in without having to eat a gigantic salad.

Adding leafy greens to a frittata is an amazing way to incorporate veggies into your breakfast or brunch foods to start your day off with a healthy meal. These are all healthy spring leafy greens, and you can find this and other recipes featuring these in my list of spring recipes.

Related recipe: Stovetop Frittata with Vegetables

Swiss Chard and Kale Potato Frittata

This frittata is vegetarian (if you're OK with eggs and cheese, of course), and gluten free. I added potatoes because they are filling and tasty. They make the frittata taste and feel less like an omelette and more like, well, a frittata. 

Of course, you can use just kale, just Swiss chard, or even collard greens for this frittata. I used about a pound total of greens - 2 small bunches. If you happen to have leftover kale after making this frittata, be sure to check out this Kale and White Bean Soup recipe!

Related recipe: Mini Quiches with Phyllo Dough

To make this frittata:

Here are the basics for how to make this frittata. Of course, there are more details in the recipe card below, but I just wanted to break down the 3 main steps so you can see how easy it is.

  1. Saute the onion, potato, and greens together. 
  2. While that is happening, prepare the egg and cheese mixture in a bowl. I use Parmesan cheese because it has a sharp bold flavor that is great against plain potatoes but also is strong enough to stand up to the flavors of kale and Swiss chard.
  3. Combine everything together in a 9-10 inch pie dish or other baking dish, and bake until the middle is no longer jiggly.

Psst: Steps 1 and 2 can be prepared the night before so you can have an easy breakfast or brunch the next day! Just keep everything refrigerated and let it warm up at room temperature before baking as you preheat the oven (for about 15 minutes).

Another time-saving tip: use pre-cooked potatoes and dice them smaller, such as leftover potatoes (try these flavorful za'atar potatoes!)

Related recipe: Bell Pepper Egg Rings

To serve this frittata:

Wait a few minutes until the frittata cools down. It will set a bit and will lose some of its puffiness - that's OK. Then slice it into wedges and serve with a side salad or some toasted bread.

Some garlic bread would also be wonderful with this! I have a recipe for whole wheat garlic bread that uses oil instead of butter here: Green Shakshuka with Whole Wheat Garlic Bread. By the way, check out the green shakshuka recipe if you want another delicious, healthy recipe that has lots of greens!

Related recipe: Vegetable Hash with Fried Egg

Other frittatas filling ideas:

If you want to switch things up, here are a few other ingredients you can add to this Swiss chard and kale potato frittata:

  • fresh herbs, such as basil or parsley - add these into the pie dish before baking
  • thinly sliced tomatoes - place these carefully on top of the egg mixture before baking
  • make it spicy - stir in some powdered cayenne pepper into the egg mixture
  • add bacon - bacon makes EVERYTHING better!
  • add ham - leftover ham from dinner, diced deli slices are both great - stir that into the egg mixture
  • serve with baby arugula on top
  • serve with prosciutto on top

Another frittata recipe to try: Pumpkin Frittata

Other breakfast recipes to check out:

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5 from 8 votes

Swiss Chard and Kale Potato Frittata

This tasty and filling Swiss Chard and Kale Potato Frittata is an amazing breakfast or brunch with lots of protein to keep you full and lots of greens so you easily incorporate vegetables into your first meal of the day! This recipe makes 8 small slices, of 4 larger dinner-sized portions.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 small slices
Author: Kate
Cost: $8


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion - diced
  • 1 pound potatoes - (about 2 medium sized potatoes) scrubbed clean and diced into small ½ inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoons salt - divided (or more to taste)
  • ¼ lb Swiss chard - (1 very small bunch) (see notes)
  • ¼ lb kale - (1 very small bunch) (see notes)
  • 8 eggs
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 clove garlic - finely minced or gratted
  • pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Prepare the Swiss chard and kale: Remove the leaves from the kale stems and discard. The stems from the Swiss chard can be used, they have a similar texture to celery, but I like to trim off the extra parts from the bottom. Chop the Swiss chard and the kale into roughly ½ inch wide strips. This is easiest to do by rolling them up tightly and then cutting.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet. Saute the diced and diced potatoes for about 8-10 minutes, stirring often. Add the chopped kale and Swiss chard, ½ teaspoon salt, and mix well. Continue stirring and cooking for about 5 minutes, until the greens are less than half of the original volume. Drain and discard extra liquid, if there is any.
  • Spray a round 9 inch pie dish or baking pan with cooking spray. Transfer the potato and greens mixture to the baking dish.
  • Prepare the egg mixture while the potatoes and greens are cooking: Crack 8 eggs into a large bowl. Add the minced garlic, ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, ½ teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste. Whisk it all together and pour over the potato and kale/Swiss chard mixture. Gently stir everything together.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, or until the eggs are set. If the edges are browning too much but the middle is still too jiggly, reduce to heat to 325F. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before slicing.


You can use only kale or only Swiss chard for this recipe. Just use a total of ½ lb of greens (about 1 small bunch of kale).
The nutritional information estimated below assumes 8 slices.


Calories: 149kcal (7%) | Carbohydrates: 12g (4%) | Protein: 10g (20%) | Fat: 7g (11%) | Saturated Fat: 2g (10%) | Cholesterol: 166mg (55%) | Sodium: 626mg (26%) | Potassium: 562mg (16%) | Fiber: 2g (8%) | Sugar: 1g (1%) | Vitamin A: 4828IU (97%) | Vitamin C: 50mg (61%) | Calcium: 139mg (14%) | Iron: 4mg (22%)

The nutritional information displayed is an estimate and not to be used as dietary or nutritional advice. Consult a nutritionist or dietician for nutritional info based on the exact ingredients you use.

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Thursday 18th of April 2024

I followed the recipe as described and found the end result quite bland. But it did use up all my chard/kale/potatoes that I got in my CSA. Next time I would add a lot more seasoning to the potatoes and eggs, and considerably more salt.


Tuesday 25th of May 2021

Turned out great. Used 3 large potatoes and red pepper flakes. Used Swiss chard and kale combo. It was delicious. Thanks for the recipe.


Wednesday 26th of May 2021

So glad to hear you liked it, Kay!!

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