Tomato Florentine

From Southern Living

Prep: 10 min., Cook: 8 min., Bake: 25 min. Use kitchen shears to chop tomatoes right in the can.

1 (10-oz.) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
1/4 cup (1 oz.) grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 tablespoons Japanese breadcrumbs (panko) or dry breadcrumbs
1 medium onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 (28-oz.) can whole tomatoes, drained and coarsely chopped

  1. Drain spinach well, pressing between paper towels.

  2. Combine Parmesan cheese, 1 Tbsp. olive oil, and 2 Tbsp. breadcrumbs in a small bowl.

  3. Cook onion in remaining 1 Tbsp. hot oil in a medium skillet over medium heat 5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic, and cook 1 more minute. Stir in spinach, and cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Remove from heat, and stir in salt, pepper, and nutmeg.

  4. Place tomatoes in a 9-inch square baking dish. Spoon spinach mixture evenly over tomatoes; sprinkle with breadcrumb mixture.

  5. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately.

Yield: Makes 4 servings