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Fennel au Gratin Recipe
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Fennel au Gratin Recipe

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Here's a lovely variation on traditional potatoes au gratin. Rich and buttery, this baked side dish has just the right amount of fennel flavor.—Sue Kauffman, Columbia City, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 large fennel bulbs, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded Gruyere or Swiss cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 215 calories, 19 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 271 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring 1 in. of water to a boil. Add fennel; cover and cook for 6-8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and pat dry; place in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until smooth; gradually add cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in Gruyere cheese. Pour over fennel and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  3. Cover and bake at 375° for 15 minutes. Uncover; bake 15-20 minutes longer or until golden brown and bubbly. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Fennel au Gratin in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2010, p165

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 215 calories, 19 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 271 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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