Baked Fennel with Parmesan and Thyme

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Prep time: 30 Minutes

Total time: 40 Minutes

Yield: Serves 6



  • 2 tablespoons butter room temperature
  • 3 fennel bulbs trimmed and halved through stem
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan
  • coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Butter an 8 by 8-inch baking dish with 1 tablespoon butter. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook fennel, covered, until tender, about 15 minutes. Place fennel cut-side down to a paper towel lined plate and drain 5 minutes.
  2. Transfer fennel, cut-side up, to prepared pan. Dot with 1 tablespoon butter; season with salt and pepper, and top with thyme and parmesan. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes.
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