Roasted Endives

Author Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh


  • 4-5 endives
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons minced thyme you can use fresh or dry
  • 4 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter


  1. In a small pan heat 1/2 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat until melted.
  2. Add your bread crumbs to the melted butter, cook until your bread crumbs are slightly toasted (golden brown), giving it a good toss every now and then.
  3. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  4. Remove a couple of outer leaves from the endives if they are damaged, rinse them well, and pat dry.
  5. Slice the endives in half, length-wise.
  6. Toss in a large bowl with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  7. Place in a baking dish, sliced sides facing up, and roast for 15 to 20 minutes until they are tender and starting to turn golden brown.
  8. Heat remaining tablespoon of olive oil in a small skillet, or toss in the microwave for a quick minute.
  9. Toss the thyme in the heated oil and drizzle over the top of the roasted endives.
  10. Sprinkle with the toasted bread crumbs.