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Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe – Panera Bread Copycat Recipe

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Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe – Panera Bread Copycat Recipe

One of my favorite soups is Broccoli Cheese Soup from Panera Bread. I love that it’s so creamy  & filling yet full of delicious broccoli, too! It’s such a good comfort food on a cold day to have for lunch or dinner. Put it in a bread bowl for a nice meal for guests, too! This soup is rich, and filling. Its a great luxury soup but also packs in some veggies.

Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup

This recipe is actually easier than you’d think, too, with not too many ingredients or steps. Plus, it’s quite frugal especially if you can pair this with a nice sale on fresh or frozen broccoli for even more savings.

Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe – Copycat Panera Recipe

Ingredients:

Ingredients for Broccoli Cheese Soup

  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • ½ medium chopped onion
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • ½ lb fresh broccoli (I used one frozen 10 oz bag and it was perfect)
  • 1 cup carrot, julienned (you can use a food processor on pulse for nice slices)
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 8 ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Broccoli Cheese Soup PrepIn a large pot, sauté the onion in 1 tablespoon melted butter until onions are soft. Add in the flour and stir with the onions over medium heat for about 3-4 minutes.

Slowly whisk in the half and half and chicken stock. Let it simmer for about 20 minutes.

Add the broccoli, carrots, and onions. Let them simmer on medium low for about 25 minutes until the broccoli and carrots are tender.

Broccoli Cheese Soup Panera Bread Copycat Recipe

Add nutmeg, salt and pepper and sharp cheddar cheese. Let the cheese melt and then serve. For a smoother soup you can puree it in a blender… but we love the chunks!

*Makes approximately 4 nice size servings. If you want this for leftovers or for a bigger group, just double the recipe.

Panera Bread Copycat Recipe for Broccoli Cheese Soup

 

Printable Recipe for Broccoli Cheese Soup::

Here is a printable version of the Broccoli Cheese Soup for you to be able to print off in one sheet & add to your recipe binder or booklet & then have it as a regular option on your meal plan rotation for the fall/winter months.

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Broccoli Cheese Soup – Panera Bread Copycat Recipe


Ingredients

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  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • ½ medium chopped onion
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • ½ lb fresh broccoli (I used one frozen 10 oz bag and it was perfect)
  • 1 cup carrot, julienned (you can use a food processor on pulse for nice slices)
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 8 ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, sauté the onion in 1 tablespoon melted butter until onions are soft. Add in the flour and stir with the onions over medium heat for about 3-4 minutes.
  2. Slowly whisk in the half and half and chicken stock. Let it simmer for about 20 minutes.
  3. Add the broccoli, carrots, and onions. Let them simmer on medium low for about 25 minutes until the broccoli and carrots are tender.
  4. Add nutmeg, salt and pepper and sharp cheddar cheese. Let the cheese melt and then serve. For a smoother soup you can puree it in a blender… but we love the chunks!
  5. Enjoy!

Check out these additional soups to try this fall:

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Zuppa Toscana – Olive Garden Style Soup

Ivar’s Clam Chowder Recipe

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