SPAM® and Chard Gratin


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 1 (12 ounce) can Spam Classic or other variety, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 pounds Swiss chard – washed, dried, stems removed, leaves roughly chopped
  • 2 slices bread, preferably slightly stale
  • 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese


Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

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Heat olive oil in an oven-proof 12-inch skillet over medium heat; stir in Spam(r) Classic and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, 6 to 8 minutes.

Stir garlic into skillet; cook until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes more. Stir Swiss chard into skillet; cook until wilted, 5 to 10 minutes.

Tear bread into chunks; process in food processor until the size of breadcrumbs.

Top Swiss chard mixture with shredded Swiss cheese, then top with breadcrumbs; drizzle olive oil over the top.

Place skillet under broiler until breadcrumbs start to brown, about 2 minutes.