Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup

If you’ve never had the Broccoli Cheese Soup from Panera you’re missing out. This recipe tastes just like it!
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins

Prep Time: 30 mins

Cook Time: 40 mins

Servings: 4




Ingredients 

  • 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 (chopped into bite size pieces)
  • 1 cup carrot, julienned
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 8 ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • crusty bread




Directions

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