Tomato Florentine

Use kitchen shears to chop tomatoes right in the can.


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 8 Minutes
Bake: 25 Minutes


1 (10-oz.) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
1/4 cup (1 oz.) grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 tablespoons Japanese breadcrumbs (panko) or dry breadcrumbs
1 medium onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 (28-oz.) can whole tomatoes, drained and coarsely chopped


1. Drain spinach well, pressing between paper towels.

2. Combine Parmesan cheese, 1 Tbsp. olive oil, and 2 Tbsp. breadcrumbs in a small bowl.

3. Cook onion in remaining 1 Tbsp. hot oil in a medium skillet over medium heat 5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic, and cook 1 more minute. Stir in spinach, and cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Remove from heat, and stir in salt, pepper, and nutmeg.

4. Place tomatoes in a 9-inch square baking dish. Spoon spinach mixture evenly over tomatoes; sprinkle with breadcrumb mixture.

5. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately.

Marvin D. Woods,

Southern Living

March 2007
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