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Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup


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  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/2 medium chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup carrots, julienned
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


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Step 1

1. Saute onion in 1 tablespoon butter and set aside. In a large pot whisk together the melted butter and flour over medium heat for about 3-4 minutes.
2. Slowly whisk in the half and half and chicken stock. Let it simmer for about 20 minutes.
3. Add the broccoli, carrots, and onions. Let them simmer on medium low for about 25 minutes until the broccoli and carrots are tender.
4. Add nutmeg, salt and pepper and sharp cheddar cheese. Let the cheese malt and then serve. For a smoother soup puree it in a blender.


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