Beef Florentine

  • Recipe By
  • Published Aug 7th
  • Ready In45m
  • Servings6
  • Calories574
This is a recipe my Mother made often. The teenagers around my house inhale it. I usually saute the onion in a little butter before adding it to the dish and I microwave the spinach.

Beef Florentine Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Beef Florentine for 6 servings:

  • 2 cups medium egg noodles
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 (8 ounce) container cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese

Beef Florentine Cooking Instructions

  • Prep20m
  • Cook25m
  • Ready In45m

To cook Beef Florentine, you need about 20 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Beef Florentine is about 25 minutes , and you can serve your Beef Florentine within 45 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Beef Florentine easily:

  1. 1 Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. 2 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. 3 In a skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef until evenly brown; drain excess fat. Season with oregano, salt and pepper. Stir in tomato sauce and water. Remove from heat, and stir in cooked noodles.
  4. 4 In a medium bowl, combine spinach, cottage cheese, onion, and Parmesan cheese. Spread half of noodle mixture in a large casserole dish. Layer with all of spinach mixture, then cover with remaining noodle mixture.
  5. 5 Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Cover with mozzarella, and continue cooking 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 574 calories; 39.4 grams of fat; 17.2 grams of carbohydrates; 37.7 grams of protein; 137 milligrams of cholesterol; 1110 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Oct 18th 2010

    Have made this multiple times and it's always a hit. Some changes I've made... saute the beef with garlic and onion, use homemade tomato sauce instead of the canned tomato sauce and other in ...

  2. Mar 3rd 2008

    Yum is all I have to say. I have made this a few times for potlucks and there is never any left. I add oregano and garlic powder to my liking.

  3. Jun 9th 2006

    This was just ok for us...a lazy man's lasagna. The spinach was too overpowering and the dish itself was rather bland...thats after added some Italian spices and more garlic. I don't think ...

  4. Mar 31st 2006

    I thought this was a wonderful and quick meal idea. I usually cook light so I used wheat pasta, ground sirloin, and all light chesses. The spinach put a wonderful twist on this recipe. My ...

  5. Mar 26th 2006

    Delicious! For those who had a problem with wateriness, I make two suggestions. First, the originator of the recipe posted a review in which she said she forgot to say that the meat mixtur ...

  6. Jun 24th 2005

    This turned out DELICIOUS. After reading the reviews, I modified this recipe for our personal tastes. I tripled the garlic, and halved the salt. I doubled all the rest of the spices, the ...

  7. May 16th 2005

    We all loved it in our house, the bowls were all but licked clean, though am sure my 4yr old considered it. I did make some changes as I find that taste is very subjective and that where sea ...

  8. Apr 16th 2003

    I am the originator and am thinking of using 1 pound of ground beef along with 1/2 pound of hot sausage next time. That is how I make my Lasagna and it is a huge hit.

  9. Jan 22nd 2003

    This was a good recipe and very very easy to make. The only problem I had was after I put it in the oven, I realized that the acutal directions don't say what to do with the 2 cloves of garl ...