florentine lasagna
florentine lasagna

A Florentine lasagna is a type of lasagna that includes spinach as one of its main ingredients. The name “Florentine” comes from the fact that spinach is commonly associated with the cuisine of Florence, Italy. Florentine lasagna is similar to spinach lasagna in that it incorporates cooked and chopped spinach into the layers of pasta, cheese, and sauce. However, Florentine lasagna may also include other ingredients, such as cream or white sauce, that give it a richer and more distinctive flavor.

Here is a simple recipe for Florentine lasagna:


  • 1 pound lasagna noodles
  • 2 cups chopped cooked spinach
  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 cups béchamel sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste


1Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.


2Cook the lasagna noodles according to the package instructions, then drain and set aside.


3In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked spinach, chicken, mozzarella cheese, and 1 cup of the Parmesan cheese. Stir to combine.

4Spread a thin layer of the béchamel sauce on the bottom of the prepared baking dish.


5Arrange a layer of the cooked lasagna noodles on top of the sauce, then top with a layer of the spinach and chicken mixture.

6Repeat the layering process, ending with a layer of sauce on top. Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of Parmesan cheese over the top.

7Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the lasagna is hot and bubbly.

8Let the lasagna cool for 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy!


Note: You can also add other ingredients to the lasagna, such as sautéed mushrooms, diced tomatoes, or crumbled sausage. Experiment with different combinations to find the flavor that you like best.



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To make Florentine lasagna, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 pound of lasagna noodles
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1/2 cup of chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 10 ounces of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese, grated

Here is a step-by-step guide for making Florentine lasagna:

1Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.


2Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the lasagna noodles according to the package instructions. Drain the noodles and set them aside.


3In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and stir to combine. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.


4Slowly add the milk and chicken broth to the saucepan, whisking constantly to prevent lumps from forming. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 1 minute, or until thickened.


5Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the Parmesan cheese, nutmeg, salt, and pepper.


6To assemble the lasagna, spread 1/2 cup of the white sauce in the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish. Place a layer of lasagna noodles on top of the sauce. Spread half of the spinach over the noodles, followed by half of the remaining white sauce. Repeat the layers once more, ending with a layer of noodles on top.

7Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese over the top of the lasagna.


8Cover the baking dish with foil and bake the lasagna for 45 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking for an additional 15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.