Tuna Florentine Recipe


Cooking Time40 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings8
MethodMain Ingredient


 Butter/Margarine6 Tablespoon
 Onion1 Medium, chopped
 Flour1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Nutmeg1 Dash
 Milk2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Processed gruyere cheese4 Ounce, shredded (1 packet)
 Tuna2 Can (20 oz), drained, flaked
 Frozen spinach20 Ounce, chopped, thawed, drained (2 packages)
 Fine dry bread crumbs1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Parmesan cheese1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), grated

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 345 Calories from Fat 181

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 20 g31.5%

Saturated Fat 11 g55.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 74.5 mg

Sodium 346.7 mg14.4%

Total Carbohydrates 14 g4.6%

Dietary Fiber 2.7 g11%

Sugars 4.8 g

Protein 27 g54.9%

Vitamin A 206.9% Vitamin C 9.7%

Calcium 35.6% Iron 14%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 6-cup baking dish.

2) In a saucepan, melt butter or margarine. Saute the onions till they soften. Add in flour, salt and nutmeg. Stir continuously till the sauce thickens and starts to bubble.
3) Add in the milk. Cook while stirring for 1 minute. Take the saucepan off the flame. Add in shredded cheese and mix till it melts. Mix in the tuna.
4) Arrange the spinach at the bottom of the baking dish. Spread the tuna and cheese mixture over the leaves.
5) Sprinkle bread crumbs and parmesan cheese on top.
6) Bake for 25 minutes or till the top turns golden brown.

7) Serve the Tuna Florentine hot out from the oven.