Eggs Florentine

Poached Egg Florentine on Spinach (No Sauce)
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 32 mins
  • Prep: 12 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
783 Calories
69g Fat
22g Carbs
22g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 783
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 69g 88%
Saturated Fat 39g 194%
Cholesterol 582mg 194%
Sodium 673mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 22g
Calcium 275mg 21%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Eggs Florentine is a poached egg dish with spinach and a simple white sauce. The eggs are arranged on the cooked spinach, covered with sauce and some shredded or grated cheese, and then the baked for a few minutes to melt the cheese. 

The eggs and spinach make an easy and attractive breakfast or brunch dish. This dish would be excellent for a special breakfast or a holiday morning. 


  • 1 package chopped frozen spinach (10 to 12 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups half-and-half or light cream
  • eggs, poached
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 400 F (200 C/Gas 6). Butter a shallow 2-quart baking dish

  2. Cook the spinach on the stovetop or steam it in the microwave following the package instructions. Drain well and set aside.

  3. Prepare the white sauce. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add flour; blend well and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Gradually add the half-and-half or light cream, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly.

  4. Arrange the spinach in the bottom of the buttered shallow baking dish. Arrange the cooked, drained eggs over the top of the spinach then spoon the white sauce over the eggs. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and grated or shredded cheese.

  5. Bake the eggs in the preheated oven for 2 to 3 minutes, or just until the cheese has melted.