Italian style baked fennel with ham

Italian style baked fennel with ham is a typical dish that is made in Italy. When I serve this simple but very tasty dish, it’s a crowd pleaser!
You can serve this baked fennel as a side dish or also like a second dish.
In other words, you can serve it with any meat on the side, with a fresh vegetable.
This baked fennel is so creamy and delicate, everyone will be delighted.
Make Italian style baked fennel with ham is so quick and easy. You start by boiling the fennel in salted water and after that add the other ingredients, place in the baking dish and bake.

Italian style baked fennel with ham

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  • DifficultyEasy
  • CostCheap
  • Preparation time20 Minutes
  • Cooking time40 Minutes
  • Serving2
  • Cooking methodOven
  • CuisineItalian


  • 2fennel (small or a big one)
  • 300 gbéchamel sauce (besciamella)
  • 150 gham, high quality
  • 50 gitalian parmesan (grated)
  • q.s.salt
  • q.s.pepper


  • 1 Knife
  • 1 Pot
  • 1 Baking Dish 25×15 cm rectangular
  • 1 Oven


Cook the fennel

  1. Italian style baked fennel with ham

    Remove the stem off the fennel and then cut the bulbs in half lengthwise.

    Discard the cores and cut the bulbs in wedges.

  2. Place a large pot on the stove with salted water and bring to a boil.

    Add the fennel and simmer for 10 minutes until tender.

    Drain from water and place fennel in a bowl. Set aside.

Assemble the ingredients

  1. Italian style baked fennel with ham

    Chop half of the ham and after that add it to the béchamel sauce.

    Pour half of the béchamel mixture into a 25×15 cm rectangular baking dish.

  2. Arrange the fennel wedges in the baking dish, after which cover with the remaining béchamel.

    Spread the remaining chopped ham and Parmesan cheese over the top.

How to Bake the Italian style baked fennel with ham

  1. Bake Italian style fennel with prosciutto in a preheated 350°F (180°C) oven for about 25 minutes or until the surface turns golden brown.

  2. Let the baked fennel rest for 10 minutes and then serve it to your guests.

    Italian style baked fennel with prosciutto is delicious and tasty even at room temperature.

Visit also my site of recipe in italian language, Dolci Creazioni..e non solo..tatam, you can find, for example, more idea to prepare in your kitchen.

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