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Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe

Try this Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe. It is easy and tastes just like the restaurant version.
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Keyword: soup
Servings: 5 -6
Author: Mary Hoover

Ingredients

  • 1 T melted butter
  • 1/2 medium chopped onion
  • 1/4 C melted butter
  • 1/4 C flour
  • 2 C half-and-half cream
  • 2 C chicken stock
  • 1/2 lb fresh broccoli Or frozen 10 oz bag works perfectly
  • 1 C julienned carrots (I use a mandoline slicer or you can use a food processor)
  • 1/4 t nutmeg
  • 8 oz grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • 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. (yes, it's a Roux Technique starter again)
  • 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.
    Try this Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe. It is easy and tastes just like the restaurant version.
  • 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 chunkier texture!)
  • Enjoy!