Like Zio's Tomato Florentine Soup

"This soup is flavorful, hearty, filling, rich and satisfying. It is easy to make and if you enjoy tomato soup this is well worth trying. I found this recipe in the Colorado Springs Gazette online, it is courtesy of Zio's Itallian Kitchen. I am posting the original, feel free to modify it to fit your taste."
Like Zio's Tomato Florentine Soup created by Jb Tyler
Ready In:
1hr 10mins



  • Prepare a roux: Heat 3 tablespoons butter in heavy saucepan over medium heat until foaming. Whisk in flour. Cook until straw colored, about 3 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • Sauté onions in 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat until golden brown.
  • Add garlic and continue to sauté 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove mixture from heat and pure in food processor.
  • Prepare chicken base: Dissolve chicken bouillon cubes in hot water.
  • In a small Dutch oven or heavy pot, heat tomatoes, ketchup, vegetable juice and chicken base over medium-low heat.
  • Add pured onion mixture, basil, dill, hot pepper sauce, sugar, black pepper and wine.
  • Simmer 15 minutes.
  • Whisk in roux and simmer an additional 30 minutes over medium-low heat.
  • Whisk in cream.
  • Add spinach.
  • Serve immediately or cool and refrigerate.
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  1. Jeanne O.
    I have always loved Zio's florintine soup, and was excited to find this recipe. It is absolutely wonderful, full of flavor, and easy to make. I added cooked tortellini to it to make it even more filling, and, honestly, it was heavenly.
  2. Dana R.
    Soup is my favorite food. The tomato Florentine soup from Zio's specifically is my favorite soup and has been for at least a decade. I have been hunting for a good copycat for at least that long. I found this, and made it. I was nervous. It smelled right, but I was still kind of suspect. I WAS SO WRONG. This soup is a spot on recreation of the soup from Zio's! So, thank you so much for putting this out there!!!
  3. Moonwitch83
    This is just like what I had it Zios. I love this soup and I was so easy to make. Also is good served over pasta as a sauce.
  4. sarahlynn92
    Such a great recipe! Especially for a rainy day. We made this tonight without the wine. It was superb! Great with some garlic bread and fresh salad.
  5. Jb Tyler
    Like Zio's Tomato Florentine Soup Created by Jb Tyler

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