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Fennel Soup Recipe
  • READY IN 32 mins

Fennel Soup

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"This soup is so easy to prepare and tastes better than most soups you could buy. Mild onion and anise flavored - it's awesome!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    7 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    32 mins


  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the quartered fennel bulbs; cook and stir until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Pour in the broth, and simmer until fennel is tender, about 15 more minutes. Ladle into soup bowls, and season with salt and pepper.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 19, 2008

Tasty and easy to make. I made as directed and took the suggestion from another review to add cubed potatoes. I added two dollops of sour cream when cool and a dash of onion powder. Then I blended in food processor for a fancier soup. However, it was fine just as made from the stove. I thought the fronds would make a nice garnish but found them too tough and lacking the fennel flavor. This is a great alternative from the same old, same old.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 22, 2009

I made this minus the butter and then mashed up the fennel to make the soup. It was tasty but warning that fennel is somewhat of a laxative. Good for diet lovers!

Oct 03, 2008

So easy and delicious. I get organic fruits/vegs delivered to my door, and my box contained fennel this week. I have never cooked with it before and decided to try this recipe. I only used 1 fennel bulb, and added cubed potato to bulk it up. I pureed some of it so that it had a creamy texture but still contained chunks of fennel and potato. I just ate 3 bowls.....I will make this again!

Mar 02, 2006

I never knew how much I loved fennel until I tried this soup! It has a delicious, mild flavor; the flavor of the ingredients are really allowed to come through.

Sep 08, 2008

Wow! So wonderful and unexpected! I absolutely love this soup. I made it as a starter for a fancy dinner party, and everyone loved it. The first question was 'what is in this?' It seems most people have never even tried fennel. I made 2 changes. I cubed the fennel since my bulbs were large, and I used half veg broth and half chicken broth. This is one of my absolute favorite soup recipes now!

Aug 16, 2007

Classy, not to mention quick and easy to make! I don't really like anise, but really enjoyed this soup, it also reheats and freezes well; an added bonus ;)

Apr 15, 2008

Delicous!! And so easy! The fennel itself makes this seem like a complex blend of subtle flavors. I used chicken broth, pureed the soup, and it made a perfect, creamy comfort food. This will be a regular in my kitchen. Yummy!

Jun 20, 2006

This is a good recipe to use with fennel that isn't super fresh and tender. The flavor was excellent, and I enjoyed it, but I think it would be wonderful with some heavy cream, and maybe even some potato. I'll try that this weekend. Thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 222 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.3 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 12.6 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 10.1 g
  • 40%
  • Protein
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 791 mg
  • 32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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