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Baked Fennel with Parmesan & Cream on a baking dish. Comfort food does not have to be pasta or meat all the time. This is a healthier alternative! This baked vegetable is also great as a side dish for roasted or grilled meat!
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Roasted Fennel with Parmesan & Cream

Comfort food is not always meat or pasta, sometimes a healthy vegetable works as well – Roasted Fennel with Parmesan & Cream is one that ticks all the boxes. Great to add in your list of favorite vegetable side dishes or even on its own! Simply delicious! (VIDEO ABOVE)
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Other
Servings: 4
Calories: 157kcal
Author: Neriz


  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 kg fennel bulbs
  • 2/3 cup half & half
  • 1/3 cup parmesan
  • 1 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • salt & pepper, to season


  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • Prepare the fennel bulbs by getting rid of the hard, outer portions, including the stems. Rinse and cut into four or eight portions, depending on the size of the bulb.
  • Use the butter to grease the baking dish. For this recipe, I used a 7-inch by 5-inch baking dish.
  • Arrange the fennel in the baking dish, cutting them into smaller portions, if they do not fit.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Pour half & half on the seasoned fennel bulbs.  
  • Add parmesan, distributing them evenly on top.
  • Sprinkle with breadcrumbs.
  • Place baking dish in the oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the top has browned a bit.
  • Take baking dish out of the oven and set aside for 5 to 10 minutes. You can still see the cream bubbling on the sides of the dish during this time.
  • Serve.



  • You can use either double (heavy) cream or light (half & half) cream, depending on how creamy you want the result to be.
  • If you want to try making your own homemade breadcrumbs, check out How to Make Bread Crumbs


Calories: 157kcal