Fennel Baked in Cream Recipe with Cheese

Finocchio al forno (fennel baked in cream and Grana Padano)

  • serves 4 as a side
  • Easy

Put fennel at the heart of this easy Italian bake, it's the ideal indulgent side to serve with a Sunday roast


Make this finocchio al forno, then check out our pasta al forno, tomato pasta bake, sausage pasta bake and more comforting pasta bake recipes.



  • fennel 2 bulbs, thinly sliced
  • olive oil
  • garlic 2 cloves, thinly sliced
  • double cream 400ml
  • whole milk 200ml
  • Grana Padano 100g, finely grated


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Put the fennel in a large, deep 20cm x 30cm ovenproof dish, drizzle with a little oil, season and roast for 30 minutes until starting to caramelise and soften. Mix together the garlic, cream and milk in a bowl and season. Pour over the fennel, sprinkle over the Grana Padano and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the fennel is very tender and the top golden.

*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 676
  • Fat 64.5g
  • Saturates 39.1g
  • Carbs 8.9g
  • Sugars 3.8g
  • Fibre 3.7g
  • Protein 13.1g
  • Salt 0.6g