50 Fabulous Ways to Use Fennel

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Try one of these delicious recipes to use delicious in season fennel. (photo credit: BigStockPhoto.com)

This month, we are shining the focus on fennel, one of the most versatile vegetables that you probably don’t use very often.  Although the various parts of the fennel plant are used in cooking around the world, here at home, this aromatic herb is often overlooked.  To help you think outside of the box when looking for delicious ways to fill your family’s plate, here are 50 fabulous ways to use this flavorful food.


  1. Golden Beet, Fennel, and Avocado Salad
  2. Steamed Mussels with Fennel, Tomatoes, Ouzo, and Cream
  3. Roasted Fennel with Parmesan
  4. Arugula Fennel Salad
  5. Pork Chops with Fennel and Caper Sauce
  6. Orange and Fennel Salad
  7. Potato Fennel Gratin
  8. Braised Fennel
  9. Fennel Smoked Salmon
  10. Baked Rigatoni with Italian Sausage and Fennel
  11. Caramelized Fennel and Onions
  12. Chicken Milanese with Tomato and Fennel Sauce
  13. Fennel Soup
  14. Fennel, Radicchio, and Endive Salad
  15. Fennel and Cabbage Slaw
  16. Ground Beef Wellington with Fennel
  17. Lamb Braised in Milk with Fennel
  18. Caramelized Pancetta and Fennel Salad
  19. Green Beans, Fennel and Feta Cheese
  20. Shaved Fennel Salad
  21. Cipollini Onion and Fennel Pot Roast
  22. Chicken, Fennel, and Mushroom Soup
  23. Spring Fava Bean Fennel Salad
  24. Baked Ziti in a Mornay Sauce with Italian Sausage and Fennel
  25. Cod with Fennel, Dill, and Tomato
  26. Leek and Fennel Soup
  27. Fennel and Turnip Crudités with Fennel Salt
  28. Whole Roasted Turkey with Fennel Spice Rub
  29. Carrot and Fennel Soup
  30. Garlic Fennel Bisque
  31. Snapper with Fennel, Onion, and Tomato
  32. Fennel in Wine and Honey
  33. Fennel Scented Mashed Potatoes
  34. Maple Fennel Country Sausage Patties
  35. Greek Burgers
  36. Fennel and Potato Hash
  37. Braised Carrots and Fennel
  38. Fennel Risotto
  39. Artichoke, Fennel, and Edamame Salad
  40. Bean Cassoulet with Fennel Spiced Chicken and Roasted Vegetables
  41. Seared Salmon with Indian-Inspired Cream Sauce
  42. Braised Spareribs with Fennel
  43. West-African Style Chicken and Fennel Stew
  44. Spiced Winter Squash with Fennel
  45. Fennel Orange Cranberry Sauce
  46. Roasted Beets, Apples, and Fennel
  47. Grilled Halibut with Fennel, Red Onions and Oregano
  48. Roasted Fennel and Farro Salad
  49. Baked Fennel with Gorgonzola
  50. Chicken Breasts with Glazed Peaches and Fennel
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