This Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe is the most pinned on Pinterest. Panera Bread's famous Broccoli Cheese Soup is full of creamy and cheesy goodness.

Panera Broccoli  Cheese Soup




– 1/4 cup butter – 1/2 Medium onion chopped – 1/4 cup flour – 2 cups chicken broth – 2 cups half-and-half cream – 3 cups broccoli about 1/2 lb – 1 cup carrot grated – nutmeg little sprinkle – 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese grated, about 2 cups – salt and pepper to taste – bread bowls

4 servings

35 minutes

Step 1

Melt 1/4 cup of butter in a pot on medium heat.  Add onion and saute until golden color, about 5 minutes, stirring few times.

Step 2

Next, sprinkle 1/4 cup of flour and cook for 1 minute, whisking constantly.

Step 3

Slowly add 2 cups of chicken broth whisking it with flour, then add 2 cups of half-and-half, whisk until everything is combined.

Step 4

Into the same pot add 1/2 lb of broccoli (about 3 cups), 1 cup of grated carrots and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 5

Bring soup to a boil, turn the heat to low heat and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring few times.

Step 6

Add a little sprinkle of nutmeg and 2 cups of sharp cheddar cheese. Remove from the heat and stir the cheese into the broccoli soup.

Step 7

Pour Copycat Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup into a bread bowl. Garnish with more cheese and a sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper. Grab a spoon and enjoy!