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Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

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.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Comfort Food, Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Love Keil


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 Medium onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 lb fresh broccoli
  • 1 cup carrot grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • toasted bread


  • Melt 1 tbs of butter in a skillet on medium heat.
  • Add onion and saute till golden color, set aside.
  • Melt 1/4 cup butter in a big pot add flour and cook for 3 minutes whisking constantly.
  • Slowly add broth whisking it with flour, then add half-and-half, simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Add onion, broccoli, and carrots. Cook on a low heat for 20 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste and nutmeg.
  • Add cheese and serve with toasted bread.