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Swiss Chard, Garlic, and Gruyere Pizza


  • 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


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

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.

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.

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.

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