Lasagna Florentine

The term Florentine is used in classic French and Italian cuisine to refer to a dish containing spinach. Seasonings such as nutmeg, lemon juice, and lemon zest all marry well with spinach.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 1 hour 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 5 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 box whole-wheat lasagna noodles (1 lb.), cooked
  • 3 eggs
  • 16 oz. ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups chopped cooked spinach
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Oil a baking dish and spread 1 cup tomato sauce on the bottom. Cover the sauce with a layer of cooked noodles.
  • In a bowl, combine the eggs, ricotta, and 1 cup mozzarella cheese until well blended. Stir in the spinach, parsley, salt, and pepper.
  • Spread half of the ricotta mixture over the noodles in the pan, then top the ricotta with a layer of noodles. Ladle 2 cups of the tomato sauce over the noodles and top with another layer of noodles.
  • Spread the remaining ricotta mixture over the noodles. Top with another layer of noodles. Ladle the remaining tomato sauce over the noodles.
  • Scatter the remaining mozzarella cheese over the sauce, then sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over it. Bake for 75 minutes.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 5 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 box whole-wheat lasagna noodles (1 lb.), cooked
  • 3 eggs
  • 16 oz. ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups chopped cooked spinach
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Oil a baking dish and spread 1 cup tomato sauce on the bottom. Cover the sauce with a layer of cooked noodles.
  • In a bowl, combine the eggs, ricotta, and 1 cup mozzarella cheese until well blended. Stir in the spinach, parsley, salt, and pepper.
  • Spread half of the ricotta mixture over the noodles in the pan, then top the ricotta with a layer of noodles. Ladle 2 cups of the tomato sauce over the noodles and top with another layer of noodles.
  • Spread the remaining ricotta mixture over the noodles. Top with another layer of noodles. Ladle the remaining tomato sauce over the noodles.
  • Scatter the remaining mozzarella cheese over the sauce, then sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over it. Bake for 75 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories460
Total Fat17g
Saturated Fat9g
Cholesterol115mg
Sodium1170mg
Total Carbohydrate55g
Dietary Fiber10g
Sugars6g
Protein28g