Panera Bread’s Broccoli Cheese Soup

Wow! It has been too long since my last post. I have just been very lazy. Time to share a yummy recipe! I need to come up with a healthier version though. I found this on Recipe Zaar.

I love Panera Bread and I love their broccoli cheese soup even more!

Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup
SERVES 4 (I must double!)

1 tablespoon melted butter
1/2 medium chopped onion
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups half-and-half cream
2 cups chicken stock
1/2 lb fresh broccoli
1 cup carrot, julienned
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
8 ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese
salt and pepper

Sauté onion in butter. Set aside.
Cook melted butter and flour using a whisk over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Stir constantly and add the half & half.
Add the chicken stock. Simmer for 20 minutes.
Add the broccoli, carrots and onions. Cook over low heat 20-25 minutes.
Add salt and pepper. Can be puréed in a blender but I don’t. Return to heat and add cheese. Stir in nutmeg.



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6 responses to “Panera Bread’s Broccoli Cheese Soup

  1. My husband LOVES this soup and gets it every time we go to Panera, which is actually pretty often. We kind of dig it!

  2. Nancy Lodge

    Does this soup really taste like the soup you get at Panera Bread?

  3. donna

    I am trying the soup right now, smells good….. tastes good and easy too!

  4. Tracy

    This is the best soup and really easy. I leave the flowerettes whole.

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