Mushrooms Florentine

How long has it been since you’ve swooned over a side-dish?  This one really makes me drool!  It’s one of my favorite side-dishes and I can hardly believe I haven’t posted it before now!

What do you think about mushrooms?  How do you like spinach?  And cheese ~ ‘nuff said!  If you like them all, I know you’ll be digging your fork in as soon this comes out of the oven.  I know, because I do ~ just a taste test!

Mushrooms Florentine is a simple recipe that builds up your arm muscles because the important part is wringing out the spinach thoroughly.  I place the thawed spinach in a couple of layers of paper towels and gently squeeze the water out.  Then into fresh paper towels and wring it, repeating the process another time or two.  Into the refrigerator the spinach goes, in a bowl lined with paper towels for an hour or two. 

Even though spinach has a starring role, the essential ingredient of this recipe is the mushrooms.  Sautéing them with the garlic in a little olive oil renders them great taste ~ and a wonderful aroma permeates the kitchen.  It’s a quick dish to assemble by layering spinach, mushrooms and cheese.  Then, after some oven time, you’re guaranteed a savory delectable side-dish!

All I can say is:  “This is delicious!!!”

Mushrooms Florentine


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound sliced mushrooms
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 pound package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained
1 large onion, chopped
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon seasoned pepper
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided


Sauté mushrooms in oil in a skillet on medium-high for 2-3 minutes, until they start to turn golden.
Add garlic and sauté for another minute or two.
In the meantime, squeeze thawed spinach thoroughly in paper towels until well-drained.
In an 8 x 8-inch baking dish, combine spinach, onions and salt and pepper.
Sprinkle half the cheese over the spinach.
Cover with mushrooms.
Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden.
Serves 6

This will be your favorite way for mushrooms and spinach!

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  1. This looks like my kind of side dish, Pam!

  2. Can't wait to try this one! Thanks

  3. This looks delicious, Pam! I love mushroom and these sounds perfect!
    Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day!

  4. This is a great way to serve those mushrooms!

  5. Spinach and mushrooms is really healthy flavor combination. The cheese is icing on top. Awesome side dish.


  6. i love spinach...i love mushrooms....i love cheese and i am making this this week...

    love it !!!


  7. It's so funny, because before I read anything except the title and saw the photo...I thought to myself...Oh my goodness Pam this looks so good! Then reading what you had to say, all I can say is...I have some mushrooms and cheese in the fridge and spinach in the freezer!

  8. Que champiñones más deliciosos, me encantan.


  9. Mmm, mushrooms and spinach - good on their own, but I'm sure they perfect together. This sounds really good, Pam!

  10. mushrooms look wonderful lovely meal

  11. Pam, thanks! I'm glad you like it!

    Mr. Bill, I bet you'll like it as much as I do!

    kitchen flavors, me too! Mushrooms are the best!

    bellini, thanks! It's a perfect side dish!

    BigBearswife, wish I could pass it through to you! lol

    Velva, you're right! Thanks! You said it much better than I could!

    Kary, then I hope you will love it! Let me know!

    Lyndsey, lucky you for having them all on hand. You won't believe how delicious this is!

    jose manuel, gracias! Son mas delicioso!

    Karen, thanks! You can't go wrong with these 3 great flavors!

    Torviewtoronto, thanks! I could absolutely make a meal of just this dish!

  12. WOW We love mushrooms and spinach is a close second. What a grat combination; keeping this one Pam, so I am printing this one out.

  13. Rita, great! I can tell you're going to like this when you make it! Thanks!

  14. The ingredients in this makes me want to whip it up immediately awesome recipe looks terrific Pam!

  15. My husband loves all of the ingredients in this recipe! When I get home in a few weeks, this will be one of the fist things I fix! YUMMY!

  16. This side dish would make me swoon - it looks amazing!

  17. Mmmm...this looks amazing! I love mushrooms and spinach and garlic, so I know I'd love this :D

    p.s...your badge looks great =)

  18. mmm, i'm nuts about mushrooms, this looks awesome!

  19. What a good recipe! I have lots of spinach growing the garden (we love it) and this is a great way of serving it. Thanks!

  20. Hey Pam! I've been MIA for some reason . . . love this recipe! I love mushrooms, this is a keeper, for certain!

    Please stop by and enter my give away when you have a moment!

    Happy to see you today!


  21. It's been far too long since any side dish drooling occurred over here. But with mushrooms and cheese...this is a shoe-in.

  22. Unos champis a la Florentina deliciosos.

    Un saludito desde España.


  23. I just imported this to my recipe database to try ASAP. This would be phenomenal with steak!

  24. the recipe looks wonderful, I'm thinking a can of lump crab in there too!!! Yum!!!


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