Copy Cat Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

Photo by Gary M.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2

    medium onion, chopped

  • 1/4

    cup melted butter

  • 1/4

    cup flour

  • 2

    cups half-and-half ( or skim milk)

  • 2

    cups chicken stock

  • 1/2

    pound fresh broccoli ( florets only)

  • 1

    cup carrots, julienne

  • 1/4

    teaspoon of salt

  • 1/4

    teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1/2

    teaspoon pepper

  • 8

    ounces grated cheddar cheese

Directions

1. Saute onions in a little butter in a small pan - set aside. 2. In a large stockpot ( I accidentally used a medium-size pan) - melt butter. Add flour and mix for 3 minutes. 3. Slowly add half- half - mixing the entire time. 4. Slowly add chicken stock- mixing the entire time. 5. Let simmer on low for 20 minutes. 6. Add broccoli, carrots; onions and cook on low for 25 minutes. 7. Season with salt, pepper; nutmeg. 8. Place soup in a blender or use an immersion blender and puree. 9. Heat soup over low heat and add cheese and mix till melted. 10. Serve ( hopefully in a bread bowl) and Enjoy

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