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Baked Fennel with Gorgonzola Cheese

Rated as 2.5 out of 5 Stars

"This make ahead dish will impress your guests, and is simple to prepare. You don't need to tell them how simple. Originally submitted to"
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servings 101 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Rinse fennel. Trim off stems, and reserve about 1 cup of the tender green leaves. Trim any bruises or dry looking areas from fennel. Cut each bulb in half from stem through root end.
  2. Lay fennel bulb pieces in a 10 inch frying pan, and add broth. Cover, and bring to a boil on high heat. Simmer until fennel is tender when pierced, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer fennel to a shallow casserole, 9 to 10 inched wide; lay cut side up.
  3. Boil broth, uncovered, on high heat until reduced to about 1/2 cup. Stir in about half the fennel leaves. Spoon mixture evenly over fennel.
  4. Mash cheese with bread crumbs. Dot mixture evenly over fennel. If making ahead, cover and chill up to 1 day. Also wrap remaining fennel leaves in a towel, seal in a plastic bag, and chill.
  5. Bake casserole, uncovered, at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) until cheese begins to brown and fennel is hot, about 20 minutes. Tuck remaining leaves around fennel. Season to taste with salt.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 101 calories; 4.7 g fat; 10.3 g carbohydrates; 5.8 g protein; 11 mg cholesterol; 438 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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The blue cheese/bread crumb mixture didn't melt into the fennel as I was expecting at all -- it just lay there on top. The fennel was okay. I'll look for another recipe for fennel.

Everyone at the family thanksgiving were impressed and it was so simple to make.

although this has potential to be very good... it just didn't work out that well. Maybe putting more cheese on would help, but I just was not a fan.