Panera Bread's Copycat Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

Panera Bread's Copycat Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe


Panera Bread's Copycat Broccoli Cheese Soup is a hearty fall soup. You can use two small sourdough bread for serving bowls. This soup is quick and easy to make.

Ingredients:


  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 2 cups chicken stock or bouillon
  • 1/2 pound fresh broccoli
  • 1 cup carrots, julienned
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 8 ounces grated sharp cheddar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Sauté onion in melted butter; set aside. 
  2. Cook butter and onion mixture and flour whisking over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. 
  3. Stirring constantly and slowly add the half-and-half.
  4. Add the chicken stock whisking all the time. 
  5. Simmer for 20 minutes. 
  6. Add the broccoli, carrots, and onions. 
  7. Cook over low heat until the vegetables are tender for 20-25 minutes. 
  8. Add salt and pepper. 
  9. After the soup has thickened; pour in batches into blender and puree. 
  10. Place back into the pot over low heat; cheese; stir until well blended. 
  11. Stir in the nutmeg and serve. 
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