More Great Recipes: Casserole | Side Dish | Vegetable | Vegetarian

Baked Fennel with Asiago Cheese

User Avatar
Member since 2007
Got a question about this recipe?
Use our BakeBot Ai Chat for instant answers.
No Video

Serves 4 Servings | Prep Time 25 minutes | Cook Time 25 minutes

Why I Love This Recipe

I used to be terrified of fennel. I didn't know what to do with it, and I'm not a huge fan of anise flavor. While visiting my parents, I found this idea in an old cookbook of my mom's and it won me over. We loved it, and now we have a new staple side dish. This dish is easy and quick to prepare, and you can use non-fat cream if you want to cut the calories.

*Based on a recipe by Biba Caggiano

Ingredients You'll Need

2 medium fennel bulbs, sliced to 1/4 inch thickness
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup butter
1 cup cream
1/2 cup shredded Asiago cheese, split in half
salt and pepper


Lay fennel slices in the bottom of a large saute pan. Fill with water until just covered. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce and simmer covered until fennel is tender. Drain water and layer fennel in a medium casserole, set aside.

In the same pan, melt butter and add flour, stirring constantly over medium heat. When your roux is caramel colored, add cream and whisk quickly, cooking until bubbly and thick. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and stir in half cheese.

Pour sauce over fennel in casserole, sprinkle top with remaining cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, or until sauce bubbles, and top is brown.

Questions, Comments & Reviews

Disney's Tinker Bell Secret of the Wings Cookbook
By BakeSpace Fairies

6 Recipes

'CHEF' the Film Cookbook: Recipes from El Jefe
By CHEF the Film

7 Recipes

The Official "Burnt" Movie Cookbook
By Burnt Movie Cookbook

7 Recipes

Mixed Berry Tart
Mixed Berry Tart
Slutty Brownies
Slutty Brownies
Torta Cubana
Torta Cubana
Hi, I'm BakeBot!

Got cooking questions? I've got answers!

For a customized chat, select response style: Home Cook, Pro Cook, or Adventurous (with a side of sass)

I can also help modify any recipe on BakeSpace.

Ask away!
Want to create a recipe? Try our BakeBot AI Recipe Maker!