Flounder Florentine Recipe
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Flounder Florentine Recipe

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"I discovered this recipe several years ago when I was looking for a way to dress up fish fillets," recalls Debbie Verbeck of Florence, New Jersey. "Even though we're not big fans of fish, we enjoy this dish. It's tasty, healthy and inexpensive."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 pound flounder fillets
  • 3 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1-1/2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 253 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 480mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 5g fiber), 30g protein Diabetic Exchanges:3 lean meat, 2 vegetable 1/2 fat-free milk


  1. Sprinkle spinach in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with fillets.
  2. In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in flour, salt, pepper and nutmeg until blended. Gradually add milk. bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Pour over fillets; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and paprika. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Flounder Florentine in Taste of Home December/January 2002, p16

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jan. 30, 2015

"So delicious and quick. Even the kids loved it."

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2015

"Saw a review that said it was bland so I added a little more spices, some smoked sea salt and old bay with garlic. Since I love nutmeg in these types of dishes I added a wee bit more. I used fresh spinach and topped it off with some bottled artichokes that I had in the pantry. This was outstanding!!! I would definitely make this again!!"

Reviewed Sep. 11, 2014

"I made a double batch of this and brought some over to my parents. Very simple and delicious. Melts in your mouth. This is a keeper. Will make again and again. I did add one slice of American cheese to the sauce."

Reviewed Aug. 14, 2013

"I was disappointed. I read all the great reviews and found it very bland. Usually I have better luck with these recipes!"

Reviewed Apr. 21, 2013

"This is so good - I made it twice in a week! Layered asparagus spears on top of the flounder - so yummy!"

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