Healthy Fennel Recipes

Find healthy, delicious fennel recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Chicken, Peppers & Pasta Casserole

Rating: 4 stars 1
You can assemble this healthy chicken casserole before you leave for a party and pop it in the oven at the host's house. Or bake it at home and bring it along--it's delicious at room temperature too.
Hilary Meyer
By Hilary Meyer

Sheet-Pan Sausage & Peppers

Rating: 5 stars 4
This easy one-dish meal is bound to become a regular in your dinner rotation--it's super simple and comes together quickly. Be sure to preheat your sheet pan--adding vegetables to a hot pan helps start the charring and caramelization, without steaming your veggies. And remember, you are only heating up your sausage, not cooking it from raw in this recipe, but if you substitute with fresh sausage (which you can), you'll need to cook the sausage longer.
By Ivy Odom

One-Skillet Salmon with Fennel & Sun-Dried Tomato Couscous

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
Sun-dried tomato pesto and lemon do double duty to season both the salmon and the couscous in this healthy one-pan dinner recipe. Serve the salmon with extra lemon wedges and a dollop of plain yogurt, if desired.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Roasted Fennel & Italian Sausage Stuffing

Rating: 3 stars 1
This homemade stuffing recipe is special because it comes complete with a sausage-making lesson from the Sausage King himself, author and famed business owner Bruce Aidells.
Bruce Aidells
By Bruce Aidells

Farfalle with Tuna, Lemon and Fennel

This warm, flaked tuna and lemon pasta recipe is ready in 30 minutes.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Greek Lemon Chicken & Orzo Soup

This lemon orzo soup is bright and lively. Poaching chicken in store-bought broth is an easy way to enrich the soup and provide an extra depth of flavor.
By Lauren Grant

Arugula & Fennel Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Rating: 4 stars 1
This arugula and fennel salad is simple, yet stunning. Using the best-quality ingredients will allow each component of the salad to really shine.
By Eric Adjepong

Wild Rice, Shrimp & Fennel Soup

Rating: 5 stars 1
Bold fennel and mild leeks add incredible flavor to this hearty wild rice and shrimp soup recipe.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Kohlrabi Slaw with Fennel & Apple

Crunchy, tart and sweet come together in one easy salad. Serve this kohlrabi slaw with grilled pork chops or on a chicken sandwich.
A portrait of Breana Killeen, M.P.H., RD
By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Mediterranean Sauteed Shrimp & Fennel

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
Serve this sautéed fennel and shrimp with a tomato-caper sauce in whatever way suits your fancy--with pasta, whole grains, such as bulgur or brown rice, or even mashed potatoes. Serve with: A mixed green salad.
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By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Cream of Potato Soup

Nothing is more comforting than a bowl of cream of potato soup. Our version is hearty, thickened by potatoes releasing their starch while cooking. The fennel, leeks and celery provide brightness, while Worcestershire adds a pop of savory flavor.
By Ali Ramee

Winter Salad with Toasted Walnuts

This salad was one of the favorites chosen from over 1,000 salad recipes for our 30th anniversary issue. In 2004, Deborah Madison waxed poetic about winter ingredients, particularly nuts. “In the chill air of winter, nuts move up to center stage as do their warming, substantial, golden oils--so good with winter salad greens and vegetables, such as shaved fennel, all of which are likely to end up in a salad together,” she says. Madison suggested using a mix of lettuces that balance each other here--a mild, tender variety, such as Boston, with a more intense and sturdy green, such as escarole, for instance.
By Deborah Madison
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Inspiration and Ideas

5 Fennel Salad Recipes
Crunchy and sweet fennel is absolutely delicious in salads. You can also eat the entire fennel plant, so you can use the bulb, stalk and leaves in a variety of ways. Recipes like our Fennel & Grapefruit Salad and Summer Greens Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette & Anchovy Breadcrumbs are fresh, nutritious and a perfect accompaniment to any meal. Whether you opt for sweet or savory flavors, you can't go wrong with any of these fennel salad recipes.
Winter Minestrone
Rating: Unrated 3
This version of the Italian classic vegetable and bean soup is made in the slow cooker and mixes in flavorful sausage and squash. Use any variety of winter squash.
Easy One-Pot Chicken Stew

This comforting, one-pot chicken stew is easy and economical, using chicken thighs and a fennel bulb and fronds to flavor the dish. The sour cream helps thicken it and gives it a light, creamy texture.