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Panera's Broccoli Cheddar Soup

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  • 1 tablespoon 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 pound broccoli (fresh, about 3 cups, chopped into bite size pieces)
  • 1 cup carrot (julienned, can buy matchstick carrots in produce section)
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 8 ounces 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.


    Megan a month 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 month ago
    Easy and tasty! Everyone loved it, will definitely make it again.
    Victoria Ewell 2 months ago
    It was great! My husband loved it. It tasted just like the Panera one
    Kaitlyn Nicole 2 months ago
    soup came out amazing! i made mini garlic toasts with it and it was perfect!
    Hendren 3 months ago
    I used heavy cream and no flour and added Chile powder and garlic and it was great
    Norma Murphy 3 months ago
    Delicious , first time ever making this, really liked it a lot
    Hyde 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago
    ...and to think it’s about $6 at the restaurant. It really does taste just as good
    Nida Chawla 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago
    Very easy but very bland definitely will add some spices next time. My family still ate it up.
    Destiny Curtis 6 months ago
    Great I added a little more garlic and onion for flavor came out amazing
    Jenna Bishop 6 months ago
    Turned out great! Husband and baby approved!! I used long chopped baby carrots and it worked fine too.
    Tabby 6 months ago
    This is pretty good! I added cooked, cubed chicken breast and garnished with green onion.
    Marcos Palomares 6 months ago
    Turned out great. Served it with some French bread for dipping.
    Sarah 6 months ago
    So so so good! Used veg and not chicken broth
    VersatileLineCook 6 months ago
    Fantastic. Very creamy and surprisingly perfect for a cold winter evening.
    Robert 6 months ago
    Good stuff I added bacon
    Kimberly Gay 6 months ago
    I doubled the recipe and used whole milk instead of half and half. Added extra salt and pepper with a bit of red pepper flakes. Did a mixture of cheddar and colby jack with a splash of hot sauce. This was so delicious! 😍
    Yo! Homie 7 months ago
    Needs more flavor. And steam veggies first otherwise they’re a bit crunchy still. Maybe try with a couple of cheeses.
    Amanda Marable 7 months ago
    Great! Would definitely make it again!
    Stewart 7 months ago
    This was so good! I used white sharp cheddar cheese instead and family loved it! Adding the nutmeg does add flavor
    Mindy Sanders 8 months ago
    Made this recipe for the first time for an chilly fall afternoon, outdoor, socially distanced, memorial service. I did replace the chicken broth with vegetable broth to make it vegetarian. It was amazing! There were so many compliments. That was the only empty pot at the end of the day... maybe next time I will get to personally try it before it’s all gone.
    Alissa Gilliland 8 months ago
    Made as is initially, and it was thick and rather bland. I ended up almost doubling the cheese, adding some more broth and added salt until the flavor was right. Great base recipe though!
    rhea 9 months ago
    very good (i added a liiiitle bit of garlic powder and some red chili flakes)
    Barakat 9 months ago
    The soup itself was very flavourful and definitely tasted like the Panera one. The Panera one though, is a little bit too heavy in my opinion so I added some more broth to make the soup lighter.
    Cecilia 10 months ago
    Mine had a little too much broccoli flavor but added about 1/4 cup more of cheese and it was perfect. I also toasted some French bread slices to dip into the soup!
    Momma 10 months ago
    So good. Blended a little more than a cup so the kids would eat it. A delicious hack! Thanks for saving me a trip to Panera!