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Pasta with Fennel Bulb


  • Pasta – 1/2 lb
  • Fennel bulb – 1(Cleaned and sliced thin)
  • Fennel Leaves – chopped finely
  • Garlic – 4 cloves (minced)
  • Onions – 1 (finely chopped)
  • Fennel seeds – a pinch
  • Olive oil – 1 tbsp
  • Chilly flakes/ pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Parmesan cheese – 1/2 cup (or any cheese of your choice)
  • Cream (or milk) – 1/2 cup
  • Salt – to taste


  1. Cook pasta in plenty of water, drain and keep aside. Just follow the package instructions and cook it al dente.
  2. Chop the fennel bulb into thin slices. Also finely chop the fennel leaves and keep aside.
  3. Heat olive oil in a pan and add the fennel seeds. Add the chopped onions and garlic. Saute until the onions are translucent.
  4. Add the chopped fennel bulbs and part of the leaves and sauté till the pieces are tender.
  5. Add the chilly flakes/pepper powder and required salt.
  6. Reduce the heat to minimum and add the cream/milk followed by cheese.
  7. Mix till the cheese melts and a nice sauce is formed. Switch off.
  8. Add cooked pasta, chopped fennel fronts (leaves) and toss everything together to coat with the sauce.Serve warm.

Serving Fennel Pasta

  • Fennel Pasta can be served as a meal with some garlic bread, some chicken side or a salad.