Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup

I had to use an immersion blender to smooth my soup out. It was very similar to Panera's version.

Photo by Chelsea P.
Adapted from food.com

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Adapted from food.com

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

  • 1

    cup carrot, julienned

  • 1/4

    teaspoon nutmeg

  • 8

    ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese

  • salt and pepper

  • Read more at: http://www.food.com/recipe/panera-broccoli-cheese-soup-150384?oc=linkback

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.

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