Baked Fennel

Finocchio al Forno | Baked Fennel

Fennel is one of my favorite vegetables. When enjoyed raw, it has a lovely anise flavor, but when cooked, it becomes sweet and savory all at once. Pure comfort food! Serve baked fennel with Roasted Cornish Game Hens and a bottle of one of Umbria’s finest wines, Madrevite Elve Grecchetto.


To make this vegan-friendly, substitute the Parmesan with Violife Plant-Based Parmesan and the Butter with a non-dairy option. I like Miyokos European Cultured Vegan Butter.

Receipt Date: August 7, 2020
Difficulty: Easy
Measurements: Imperial (US)

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4 Fennel Bulbs, washed and trimmed

3/4 -1 cup Parmesan, grated

4 tablespoon Cold Butter, cubed

Sea Salt and Pepper to taste

EVOO, to coat baking dish


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cut the fennel bulbs in half and cook them in boiling salted water for 30 minutes, or until tender.
Drain the fennel and transfer to a shallow buttered casserole-style baking dish.
Season with sea salt and pepper.
Sprinkle liberally with the Parmesan and butter to cover the fennel completely. Use more if needed.
Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
Serve immediately.

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