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copycat panera broccoli cheddar soup

Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe

Copycat Panera Broccoli & Cheese Soup Recipe
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 4 -6
Author Stefanie Fauquet


  • 2 bunches broccoli cut into small florets
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 2 carrots julienned
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Saute onion in 1 tbsp of melted butter until transparent.
  2. In a separate pot, make a roux using the remainder of melted butter and 1/4 cup flour. Cook approx. 5 minutes over medium heat, constantly stirring with a whisk.
  3. Slowly add in half & half, continue stirring.
  4. Add chicken stock, stir and let simmer for 20 minutes.

  5. Add in broccoli florets, carrots, and sauteed onions. Let cook for another 25 minutes over low heat.
  6. Stir in cheese until melted, add nutmeg and salt and pepper to taste.
  7. ENJOY!!