Bacon And Chard Dutch Baby

Change up the dinner routine with this savory giant pancake, cooked in a skillet.

bacon and chard dutch baby

Jennifer Causey

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins

A Dutch baby is a puffed, pillowy, pancake-like dish. It’s usually served for breakfast, but like pancakes, it also makes a great dinner. Even more so when it’s made savory. Crispy bacon, silky sauteed Swiss chard, and a generous amount of parmesan cheese makes this eggy, flavorful creation a satisfying weeknight dinner. The thin batter is a simple mixture of flour, eggs, milk, and cheese. Then, a hot oven makes the giant pancake rise as it bakes. Have everyone take a look as it comes out of the oven beautifully puffy before it naturally deflates into a soft and tender pancake. 


  • 5 slices bacon (8 ounces total), chopped

  • 1 pound bunch Swiss chard, stems and leaves separated and finely chopped

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup whole milk

  • 4 large eggs

  • 2 ounces parmesan cheese, grated (about 1/2 cup), plus more for serving

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Cook bacon in a 12-inch oven proof skillet over medium, stirring occasionally, until crispy, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate with a slotted spoon, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings in skillet.

  2. Add chard stems to skillet; cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to soften, about 2 minutes. Add chard leaves; cook, stirring constantly, until wilted, about 2 minutes. Move chard away from edges of skillet, leaving about 1/2 inch of space around edges. Place in oven and bake for 5 minutes.

  3. Whisk flour, milk, eggs, cheese, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl until smooth.

  4. Remove skillet from oven and carefully pour in batter. Return skillet to oven and bake until puffy and golden brown, about 25 minutes. Top with bacon, chives, and more grated cheese. Serve with sour cream.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1689 Calories
116g Fat
40g Carbs
115g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 1689
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 116g 149%
Saturated Fat 42g 209%
Cholesterol 502mg 167%
Sodium 5497mg 239%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 115g
Vitamin C 22mg 108%
Calcium 351mg 27%
Iron 8mg 43%
Potassium 2288mg 49%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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