Roasted Fennel with Parmesan

Contributor: Christine Pittman

Fennel has a mild licorice flavor that is delicious paired with Parmesan cheese.

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


  • 2 medium fennel bulbs
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. coarse salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with foil. Lightly grease the foil.
  3. Trim the frond and stalks off of the top of the fennel bulb and discard them (or save the fronds for future use). Slice the bulb into ¼ inch slices.
  4. Put the slices in a single non-overlapping layer on the prepared pan. Drizzle with the olive oil.
  5. Season with the salt and pepper.
  6. Bake until softened, 35-40 minutes. Remove from the oven.
  7. Turn on the broiler.
  8. Sprinkle the Parmesan over the fennel. Broil the fennel until the cheese is melted, 2-5 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle the fennel with a few pinches of coarse salt.