25 Fennel Recipes Perfect for Cooler Weather
Baked Cod with Fennel & Lemon
This dish is a like a goodbye to summer and hello to fall. Bright warm-weather ingredients like lemon, parsley, and cod mingle with heartier fennel and shallots for a balanced, between-seasons meal.
Recipe: Try our Baked Cod with Fennel & Lemon
Fennel Chicken Kebabs
Fennel seed, rosemary, and garlic are an easy way to give chicken a fun twist. Skewers don't hurt, either!
Recipe: Try our Fennel Chicken Kebabs
Zucchini Soup with Fennel & Dill
Combine fennel seeds with zucchini and spinach for a sweet, herbal soup that'll warm you up without weighing you down.
Recipe: Try our Zucchini Soup with Fennel & Dill
Prosciutto-Wrapped Fennel with Balsamic Drizzle
There's nothing not to like about this easy appetizer. Garlic and onion powder, broiled fennel, thin prosciutto, sweet and tangy balsamic glaze—we don't blame you if you're drooling just thinking about it.
Recipe: Try our Prosciutto-Wrapped Fennel with Balsamic Drizzle
Chicken Ragu with Fennel
Don't toss those fennel fronds! In addition to chopped fennel bulbs in the ragu, this savory dish gets topped with a few feathery fronds for added flavor and texture.
Recipe: Try our Chicken Ragu with Fennel
Tangerine Salad with Wild Rice & Fennel
If you're not a salad enthusiast, this one will change your mind. It's packed with all the goods: wild rice, toasted pecans, peppery arugula, zesty tangerines, and, of course, sweet fennel.
Recipe: Try our Tangerine Salad with Wild Rice & Fennel
Seafood & Fennel Cioppino
An Italian-American dish that originated in San Francisco, cioppino is a hearty tomato-based seafood stew. This one, made with mussels, cod, and clam juice, is sure to hit the spot on a chilly night.
Recipe: Try our Seafood & Fennel Cioppino
Roasted Leg of Lamb with Fennel, Tomatoes & White Beans
This dish might sound (and look) intimidating, but it only takes seven ingredients. Plus, the 70 minutes of roasting time are a surefire way to warm up your home and fill it with delicious garlicky rosemary aromas.
Recipe: Try our Roasted Leg of Lamb with Fennel, Tomatoes & White Beans
Sausage, Tomato & Fennel Shells
A very Italian dish gets a sweet upgrade with sautéed fennel bulbs and fresh fronds. Make sure to get shells large enough for some of that sausage-veggie-parmesan mixture to nestle inside.
Recipe: Try our Sausage, Tomato & Fennel Shells
Creamy Baked Fennel
Fennel's the star of this cheesy, creamy bake. It's got bulbs, seeds, and fronds in it to give you plenty of the veg's sweet, springy flavor.
Recipe: Try our Creamy Baked Fennel
Tomato-Fennel Soup with Parm-Crusted Grilled-Cheese Soldiers
Tomato soup and grilled cheese are all grown up. Get transported to childhood one delicious dunk at a time!
Recipe: Try our Tomato-Fennel Soup with Parm-Crusted Grilled Cheese Soldiers
Crispy Roasted Fennel
If you're a fan of stuffed artichokes, you'll love fennel filled with a crispy parmesan breadcrumb mixture. They make for perfect appetizers or side dishes.
Recipe: Try our Crispy Roasted Fennel
Seared Halibut with Fennel-Olive Salad
Toss together the salad while the fillets cook and have dinner on the table in a jiffy.
Recipe: Try our Seared Halibut with Fennel-Olive Salad
Ratatouille with Fennel
Meatless Mondays might become a regular at your house once you taste this veggie-laden dish. Be sure to serve with bread so you can mop up all that herby-vegetable flavor.
Recipe: Try our Ratatouille with Fennel
Braised Fennel with Lentil-Quinoa Pilaf
Lentils and quinoa give this dish plenty of healthy protein, but don't take that to mean it's lacking in flavor. That buttery fennel is irresistible.
Recipe: Try our Braised Fennel with Lentil-Quinoa Pilaf
Bacon, Fennel & Chicken Ragu
In the interest of giving you plenty of options, here's another chicken fennel ragu— this one with bacon and our favorite weeknight hero, rotisserie chicken.
Recipe: Try our Bacon, Fennel & Chicken Ragu
Shrimp & Fennel Soup with Garlic Toasts
Shrimp soup with cheesy, garlicky toasts—could this be any better suited for a cozy night in? We think not.
Recipe: Try our Shrimp & Fennel Soup with Garlic Toasts
Pork Chops with Blood Oranges, Fennel & Olives
Blood oranges are in season starting in December, so pick up a couple firm ones for this sweet and savory sheet pan supper. Their vibrant color and zesty flavor are a great mood-booster in late winter.
Recipe: Try our Pork Chops with Blood Oranges, Fennel & Olives
We skipped meat in this traditional Italian appetizer and gave it a Mediterranean twist with fennel, chickpeas, kalamata olives, and feta.
Recipe: Try our Fennel Carpaccio
Fennel-and-Herb-Rubbed Grilled Chicken Legs
Chicken legs are anything but basic when coated in a fennel and herbs de provence rub. The best part? You can have these on the table in under an hour.
Recipe: Try our Fennel-and-Herb-Rubbed Grilled Chicken Legs
Caramelized Fennel with Parmesan & Almonds
No need for pasta or spinach when fennel's in season. Transform dinners by caramelizing the veg and topping with cheese and herbs for a flavorful side or even a meatless main.
Recipe: Try our Caramelized Fennel with Parmesan & Almonds
Toasted Fennel & Golden Raisin Butter
It sounds a tad bit unorthodox, we know, but trust us: One taste and you'll be spreading this sweet butter on everything.
Recipe: Try our Toasted Fennel & Golden Raisin Butter
Penne with Bacon & Fennel Sauce
Because you can never have too much pasta. Or bacon. Or fennel.
Recipe: Try our Penne with Bacon & Fennel Sauce
Sausage, Zucchini & Potato Stoup
This soup-stew hybrid marries hearty Italian sausage and potatoes with loads of lighter veggies for a crowd-pleasing meal. Dare we say it's great for game day?
Recipe: Try our Sausage, Zucchini & Potato Stoup
Fennel-Citrus Greek Tea Cookies
Surprise! Fennel can totally become a dessert thanks to its sweet licorice flavor. Combine that flavor with lemon and orange zest for a light, tasty treat.
Recipe: Try our Fennel-Citrus Greek Tea Cookies