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Baked Fennel Parmigiana

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Claire Spollen



Serves 4 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

Fennel is a crunchy, sweet vegetable of the parsley family and a good source of fiber and Vitamin C. After baking, top with marinara sauce and cheese. Your guests will think they’ve walked into a fancy Italian restaurant!


  • 1 fennel bulb, trimmed
  • 2/3 cup lower-sodium marinara
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 98
  • fat 5 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • sodium 244 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Slice fennel bulb lengthwise into 1/2-inch slices. Place in a microwave- and oven-safe dish; cover and microwave at HIGH 3 minutes. Top with marinara, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until golden.