Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup




Prep: 30 mins

Cook: 40 mins

Total Time: 1h10mins

Servings: 4




Ingredients

  • 1tablespoon 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.