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.