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Panera's Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Penny Hedgecoth: "Delicious I didn’t add carrots and added garlic" Read More
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  • 1 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 1/2 chopped onion (medium)
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 lb. broccoli (fresh, about 3 cups, chopped into bite size pieces)
  • 1 cup carrot (julienned, can buy matchstick carrots in produce section)
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 8 oz. grated sharp cheddar cheese (2 cups)
  • salt
  • pepper
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    Calories420Calories from Fat300
    Total Fat33g51%
    Saturated Fat20g100%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat300
    Total Carbohydrate17g6%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A90%
    Vitamin C60%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Penny Hedgecoth 24 days ago
    Delicious I didn’t add carrots and added garlic
    Diane Bonesteel 2 months ago
    Easy and delicious! Creamy delight, a must make
    Jamie Donahue 2 months ago
    As close the Panera soup as it gets! Careful not to heat to high or will be grainy. Family loved it!
    Stephanie Mattila 2 months ago
    Easy, quick, but next time I’ll use more cheddar. Seemed like that would make it tastier.
    Lisa Sizemore 4 months ago
    It was very easy to make and tastes just like panera. I made it exactly as directed.
    Aaryn Smith 4 months ago
    Tastes just like the Panera soup. Easy recipe
    Rachael Llovet 4 months ago
    Absolutely delicious and really easy to make best part is that you don’t have to cook it all day. I added paprika and I seasoned once when I put veggies in, again while simmering and the after the cheddar went in. Topped our bowls with a sprinkle of cheese, croutons and bacon bits 😋will be making again
    Laveda Ennels 5 months ago
    Awesome! Exactly the delicious comfort food I needed today. Will definitely become a staple in my home 😋
    Jardine 6 months ago
    Easy recipe to make. Tastes amazing
    Delicious, I did make it with velveeta cheese and sharp cheddar!! And substituted the chicken stock with vegetable! Will definitely make throughout the cold winter days!!
    Aaron Antolik 7 months ago
    I worked at Panera for 10 years and this recipe was a perfect recreation. Do NOT skip the nutmeg, it’s not optional. And make sure you have the right amount of salt to tie this together.
    Jenii Stewart 7 months ago
    This is really yummy!
    Neumann 7 months ago
    I decided to double this for our family of 6, after I already added everything but the cheese. I didn’t have extra broccoli, so I just used the two crowns and about 3 carrots as the original recipe called for. I think that was plenty even with the extra liquid. I did use oat milk in place of the half and half so it was a little runny as expected. I had to make the butter/flour mixture about 3-4 more times for the right consistency. I also used an immersion blender for some of it but left it a little chunky. I didn’t measure the cheese. It’s still simmering on the stove but I sampled it and it tasted really good! I can’t wait for the rest of the family to have some! They keep stopping by asking what’s for dinner ☺️. I also forgot to mention that I did precook the broccoli and carrots in the microwave after seeing someone mention they don’t cook well in the soup if they are raw. Husband said this was the best broccoli cheddar soup he’s ever eaten ☺️🥰. Will definitely be making this again!
    cordova 8 months ago
    Amazing! Definitely recommend to blend if you want a chunky consistency!
    Rhoads 9 months ago
    So delicious 😋 Easy to cook up on a week night
    Jack Mitchell a year ago
    The carrot was a bit overwhelming - I’ll have to add less next time. Other than that, I loved this recipe!
    Megan a year ago
    Horrible. I tried it and gaged. I followed all the directions and everything and it was nasty. It wasn’t grainy or anything but very gross
    Hello, Jena a year ago
    Easy and tasty! Everyone loved it, will definitely make it again.
    Victoria Ewell a year ago
    It was great! My husband loved it. It tasted just like the Panera one
    Kaitlyn Nicole a year ago
    soup came out amazing! i made mini garlic toasts with it and it was perfect!
    Hendren a year ago
    I used heavy cream and no flour and added Chile powder and garlic and it was great
    Norma Murphy a year ago
    Delicious , first time ever making this, really liked it a lot
    Hyde a year ago
    Made it and was happy with it. Of the three members of my family two are on diets that this recipe goes against. They tried it and came back for full seconds and excused it as their “cheat” days. If you aim to please your family or company this is a great dish to add to your meal plans. This will be a regular recipe for me.
    Jeremy Heatley a year ago
    OMG! It turned out awesome.I didn't use the nutmeg. No particular reason. Loved the recipe. I like big broccoli small carrots. YUM!
    Scardy Cat a year ago
    ...and to think it’s about $6 at the restaurant. It really does taste just as good
    Nida Chawla a year ago
    It was good. I didn’t add nutmeg and used fat free half and half. I think I’ll try different cheese next time.
    Jacob Ingram a year ago
    You’ll need to steam your broccoli first. Not too much. It will cook some in the pot but it won’t cook through if you add it raw like the directions say. Also, to avoid the grainy texture, cook your soup low and slow. If your heat is too high the cheese won’t melt properly and you’ll get a grainy texture. Taste your soup as you go. When it comes to seasoning, kosher salt is always best.
    Jessica Zukas a year ago
    flavor is amazing but, despite making this several times now, it Always comes out a bit grainy. I can't firgure out why. Has anyone else run into this problem?
    Katy Wilsford a year ago
    Very easy but very bland definitely will add some spices next time. My family still ate it up.
    Destiny Curtis a year ago
    Great I added a little more garlic and onion for flavor came out amazing