Lasagna Florentine

Lasagna Florentine is a delightful blend of rich marinara, creamy cheeses, and fresh herbs sandwiched between layers of lasagna sheets, creating an Italian classic that’s perfect for a comforting family meal or a gathering with friends.

Why You’ll Love Lasagna Florentine

  • Hearty and Satisfying: Lasagna Florentine is a hearty and satisfying dish, with layers of pasta, creamy cheeses, and flavorful marinara that create a comforting and filling meal.
  • Versatile for Any Occasion: Whether you’re hosting a family dinner, a potluck, or a cozy gathering with friends, Lasagna Florentine is a versatile dish that suits various occasions.
  • Indulgent Italian Flavors: The combination of mozzarella, parmesan, ricotta, and fresh herbs brings out the authentic and indulgent flavors of Italian cuisine.
  • Simple Ingredients, Delicious Result: Using simple and easily accessible ingredients, this recipe delivers a delicious result that will impress your guests and leave everyone satisfied.
  • Perfect Make-Ahead Dish: Lasagna Florentine is a great make-ahead dish. Prepare it in advance, refrigerate, and bake it when you’re ready to serve.

What You Need to Make Lasagna Florentine

  • Large pot
  • 9 x 13 x 3″ deep baking dish
  • Mixing bowls
  • Nonstick spray
  • Measuring cups/spoons

Ingredients You Need for Lasagna Florentine

  • Onions, diced
  • Green pepper, diced
  • Garlic cloves, minced
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Tomato paste
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Tomato puree
  • Sugar
  • Parsley
  • Red pepper
  • Basil
  • Marjoram
  • Oregano
  • Olive oil
  • Lasagna sheets
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Ricotta cheese
  • Fresh baby spinach
  • Fresh basil

How to Make Lasagna Florentine

Making the Marinara

  1. Place a large pot over medium heat, add olive oil, onion, and pepper. Cook until translucent, then add garlic and sauté. Add remaining ingredients, simmer on low heat for an hour, stirring often. 

Making the Lasagna

  1. Cook the lasagna sheets as directed.
  1. Mix ricotta with parmesan, spinach, and basil in a bowl.

3. In a baking dish, layer ricotta mixture, marinara sauce, and noodles twice. Top with mozzarella and remaining parmesan.

4. Bake and let it rest before serving.

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I use regular lasagna sheets instead of gluten-free?

Absolutely! You can use regular lasagna sheets if you don’t require a gluten-free option.

Is it possible to freeze Lasagna Florentine for later?

Yes, Lasagna Florentine freezes well. Make sure to wrap it tightly before freezing.

Can I add meat to the recipe?

Certainly! You can brown ground beef or Italian sausage and layer it with the other ingredients.

How do I reheat leftovers?

Reheat individual servings in the microwave or place the entire dish in the oven until warmed through.

Lasagna Florentine

Lasagna Florentine combines rich, flavorful marinara, creamy cheeses, and fresh herbs layered between lasagna sheets, promising a comforting and indulgent Italian classic suitable for a hearty gathering or a cozy family meal.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Lasagna Florentine
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Cool Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 559kcal

Equipment

  • large pot
  • 9 x 13 x 3" deep baking dish
  • mixing bowls
  • Nonstick spray
  • Measuring cups/spoons

Ingredients

Marinara

  • 2 large onions diced
  • 1 green pepper diced
  • 3 large garlic cloves minced
  • 1 ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 12 oz tomato paste
  • 15 oz diced tomatoes
  • 28 oz can tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp parsley
  • Dash of red pepper
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 ½ tsp marjoram
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 9 oz box of GF lasagna sheets

Lasagna Assembly

  • 16 oz mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 16 oz parmesan cheese shredded
  • 2 tbsp parsley
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach chopped
  • 1 cup fresh basil chopped

Instructions

Making the Marinara

  • Place a large pot over medium heat, add olive oil, onion, and pepper. Cook until translucent, then add garlic and sauté. Add remaining ingredients, simmer on low heat for an hour, stirring often.

Making the Lasagna

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Spray baking dish with nonstick spray.
  • Cook pasta as directed. In a bowl, combine ricotta, 8oz parmesan, chopped spinach, and basil. Mix well.
  • In the baking dish, layer ricotta mixture (divide into 3), marinara sauce, and noodles twice.
  • Top with mozzarella, remaining parmesan, and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Let it rest for 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 559kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 1792mg | Potassium: 655mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2298IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 907mg | Iron: 3mg
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Lasagna Florentine is a timeless Italian dish with a variety of flavors in every bite. It’s a comforting and satisfying meal that’s versatile for various occasions. The combination of cheeses, fresh herbs, and savory marinara creates an indulgent experience that will make it a favorite in your recipe book. Perfect for family dinners or gatherings, this lasagna is simple to make and delivers a delicious result that will have everyone asking for seconds. Enjoy the warmth and heartiness of this classic Lasagna Florentine!

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