Roasted Fennel With Greens And Beans

Bring out the best of fennel with this Mediterranean Diet recipe, which is both savory and fulfilling. This can be served as a main meal or side dish. For the most simple meal, just add some crusty bread and serve with a glass of white wine. Also, goes well with most fish and chicken dishes. Enjoy!


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Roasted Fennel With Greens And Beans

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4
Calories 595 kcal


  • 4 cups fennel bulb (2 bulbs), thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3 tbsp. parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 onion, sliced thin
  • 1 bunch swiss chard, stems removed and chopped
  • 2 cans  (15.5-ounce) cans Cannellini, rinsed and drained


  • Into a large bowl, place fennel, garlic, 3 T olive oil, ½ tsp pepper, ¼ tsp salt, and ¼ tsp red pepper flakes. Mix together.
  • Roast on a baking sheet at 450 degrees for 15 minutes. Stir fennel mixture and sprinkle parmesan cheese on top. Roast for another 3-5 minutes.
  • In a large skillet, heat the rest of the olive oil (5 Tbap). Add onion and sauté for about 3 minutes. Add swiss chard and cook until wilted, about 3 minutes. Stir in cannellini beans, and the remaining salt and pepper, and the fennel mixture. Cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot. Suggested garnish: Fennel frond


Calories: 595kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 23gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 680mgPotassium: 1715mgFiber: 15gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 4839IUVitamin C: 36mgCalcium: 378mgIron: 9mg
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  1. Lauren May 22, 2022 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    This recipe is amazingly delicious! I will be interested in more like it. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Christine Kenneally May 31, 2018 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    I’m so glad to hear you loved it Annette!

  3. Annette Trethewey May 31, 2018 at 1:18 am - Reply

    This is delicious. I thought I’d sliced the fennel too thinly, as it got very brown in the oven, but the flavor and texture were wonderful.
    Im loving every recipe i try!

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