Fennel Braised with Artichokes

Simmer layers of fennel slices, artichokes, and an onion mixture in a slow cooker to create this side-dish recipe sensation.

Fennel Braised with Artichokes
Servings: 4 Prep 10 mins Cook 6 hrs 16 mins (low) or 3 hours 16 min (high)


  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 fennel bulbs, trimmed, cored and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 3/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup canned diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 13 3/4 ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
  • 3 tablespoons chopped parsley

Make It

1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook fennel 6 minutes, stirring, or until browned; remove from skillet.

2. Add 1 tablespoon oil to skillet; stir in onion; cook for 2 minutes. Add garlic, rosemary, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper; cook 1 minute. Stir in flour until onions are coated. Add wine and boil 2 minutes. Add the broth and tomatoes; simmer for 5 minutes.

3. Coat slow cooker bowl with remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Layer half the fennel slices on the bottom, then half the artichokes, then half the onion mixture. Repeat the layers. Cover; cook on HIGH for 3 hours or on LOW for 6 hours. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.