7 Roasted Fennel Recipes That Are Delicious and Nutritious

Oven-Roasted Fennel on roasting pan
Photo: France C

If you're looking for an easy, healthy, and impressive fennel idea, your search ends here. Roasting fennel brings out its naturally sweet, anise-like flavor — that's why we've rounded up seven of our favorite ways to roast the winter veggie. You'll find simple sides to make with few ingredients, nutrient-packed main dishes, and crowd-pleasing appetizers in this collection of our best roasted fennel recipes.

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Fennel Soup with Citrus

Roasted Butternut Squash and Fennel Soup with Citrus
France C

Roasted fennel, butternut squash, onions, and garlic are blended with spices, chicken broth, marmalade, and heavy cream. This creamy soup is perfect for chilly fall and winter nights.

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Oven-Roasted Fennel

Oven-Roasted Fennel on roasting pan
France C

Sometimes the simplest things in life are best. Need proof? Try this basic roasted fennel recipe seasoned with garlic and thyme.

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Orange Maple Roasted Carrots and Fennel

Orange Maple Roasted Carrots and Fennel
France C

"Roasting carrots and fennel brings out their natural sweetness; tossing them with maple and orange zest takes them to a whole other level," according to recipe creator and Allrecipes Allstar France C, who suggests pairing with roasted pork or grilled fish.

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Roasted Carrot and Fennel Pork

Roasted Carrot and Fennel Pork
France C

Here's a restaurant-worthy meal that will satisfy everyone at your table. Reviewer Vicki Warren calls this filling dinner "amazingly good."

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Roasted Beets, Apples, and Fennel

Roasted Beets, Apples, and Fennel
Edie Cooper Cardinal

"Earthy beets, sweet apples, and aromatic fennel bulbs tossed with a honey Dijon dressing and roasted until tender," recipe creator Angelina says of this colorful side dish.

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Roasted Veggie Buddha Bowl

Roasted Veggie Buddha Bowl
Buckwheat Queen

This plant-based meal with roasted fennel, sweet potatoes, and other veggies is as delicious as it is nutritious. An orange-curry dressing is the perfect finishing touch.

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Roasted Fennel and Carrots

Roasted Fennel and Carrots

Make this simple, healthy, and subtly spicy side dish with just four ingredients: fennel, multi-colored carrots, olive oil, and Sriracha salt.

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