Florentine pizza

Florentine pizza

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins

Skill level



Serves 4

An easy vegetarian supper or a satisfying weekend lunch

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info


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  • 30cm/12in bought pizza base
  • 6 rounded tbsp tomato sauce from a jar (we used Loyd Grossman's Tomato and Chilli)
  • 175g washed spinach leaves
  • about a third or a 290g jar of antipasti mushrooms
  • 50g parmesan, finely grated
  • 4 medium eggs (large may overflow)

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  1. To prepare the pizza, preheat the oven to 200C/Gas 6/fan 180C. Put the pizza base on a baking sheet and spread with the sauce.
  2. To cook the spinach, put it in a microwavable bowl, cover with cling film and pierce it a couple of times. Put in the microwave on High (850W) for 2 minutes until wilted (or cook in a covered pan for 2-3 minutes). Drain and spread the spinach over the pizza base, then get the mushrooms out of the jar with a fork and scatter them over the top. Season and sprinkle with half the parmesan. Bake for 10 minutes.
  3. Make four dips in the spinach with the back of a spoon, and crack an egg into each. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and bake for a further 6- 8 minutes, until the eggs are just set.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2002

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Iancwilkinson's picture

A bought pre-made pizza base? It really is very simple to make your own.

Reni's picture
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I always order this at Pizza Express - this version was great too.

annemiek's picture
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I think this pizza is gorgeous. My whole family loves it. I don't use mushrooms however and always make my own pizza base and (simple) tomato sauce from scratch. I replace the parmesan with dutch hard cheese since I really don't like the taste om parmesan.

hellsheaven's picture
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A fiorentina is my favourite pizza so I do make it quite a lot. My version of it tends to omit the mushrooms and add chopped black olives. I also tend to wilt the spinach in some garlic butter before adding to the pizza which gives a great flavour and I find mozzarella cheese works best. And if you really want to make you life simple, buy a good quality margherita pizza and then just add the rest of the toppings - perfect for a quick week night supper.