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How to Make Panera’s Broccoli Cheddar Soup

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There is a lot to love about this soup. First, if you've ever had the Panera bread version, you already know you love it. Second, it takes just 15 minutes to make. And third (this might even be my favorite part) it freezes well. So, just make yourself a double (or triple) batch and you'll have enough to stock your freezer full of soup for those days when even 15 minutes seems like to long to wait to eat.

How to Make Panera's Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Things You’ll Need

  • 6 tablespoons butter

  • 1 cup chopped white onions

  • ¼

    cup all purpose flour

  • 2 cups half and half

  • 2 cups chicken broth

  • 8 ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese

  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg

  • ½

    teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ lb fresh broccoli (about 1 cup), chopped

  • 1 large carrot, grated with a cheese grater

  • 1 bread bowl for serving (optional)

How to Make Panera's Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Step 1: Melt the Butter

Melt the butter in a large saucepan or Dutch oven.

How to Make Panera's Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Step 2: Brown the Onions

Add the onions, cooking over medium high heat until the onions start to brown.

How to Make Panera's Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Step 3: Sprinkle with Flour

Sprinkle the flour over the onions, stirring until the flour is well combined with the butter.

How to Make Panera's Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Step 4: Stir in the Broth and Half and Half

Add the broth and half and half, stirring until well combined.

How to Make Panera's Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Step 5: Slowly Add the Cheese

A handful at a time, sprinkle the cheese over the pot, stir until well combined before adding more.

How to Make Panera's Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Step 6: Add the Spices

Add the nutmeg, salt, pepper and garlic powder, stir to combine.

How to Make Panera's Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Step 7: Add the Broccoli and Carrots

Add the broccoli and the grated carrots, stir to combine. Simmer until vegetables have softened, about 5 minutes.

How to Make Panera's Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Step 8: Blend

Using an immersion blender, blend until mostly smooth but some smaller chucks of vegetables still remain.

How to Make Panera's Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Step 9: Serve

Top with additional cheese, if desired.

How to Make Panera's Broccoli Cheddar Soup

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