Florentine pizza

Florentine pizza

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Prep: 30 mins


Serves 4

An easy vegetarian supper or a satisfying weekend lunch

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian


  • kcal265
  • fat13g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre2g
  • protein15g
  • salt1.62g
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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



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • about a third or a 290g jar of antipasti mushrooms
  • 50g (or vegetarian alternative) parmesan, finely grated



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • 4 medium eggs (large may overflow)



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…


  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.

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Perrycat's picture
27th Jan, 2019
If you make your own base and sauce and change the cheese and leave out the mushrooms and wilt the spinach with garlic and add olives is it really this recipe. I will give it go only a"adapting" it as above. Sounds much more interesting th
10th Jan, 2017
Why is this recipe labelled vegetarian when it contains parmesan? In order to be called 'Parmesan' this has to be produced according to traditional methods which use calf rennet. Definitely going to give it a go, but skip the parmesan!
4th Oct, 2015
A bought pre-made pizza base? It really is very simple to make your own.
15th Nov, 2008
I always order this at Pizza Express - this version was great too.
19th Jun, 2008
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.
30th Apr, 2008
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.
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