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Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

Love Keil
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.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Comfort Food, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 355 kcal


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Next, sprinkle 1/4 cup of flour and cook for 1 minute, whisking constantly.
  • Slowly add 2 cups of chicken broth whisking it with flour, then add 2 cups of half-and-half, whisk until everything is combined.
  •  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. 
  • Bring soup to a boil, turn the heat to low heat and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring few times.
  • 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.
  • 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 soup and enjoy!



If YOU like meat in your soups add crispy bacon pieces over the top or cooked chopped sausages. Soup tastes incredible on its own or with meat. 
When YOU make Panera Bread Broccoli Soup Recipe PLEASE hashtag #munchkintimeblog on Instagram, I would LOVE to see your creation!


Calories: 355kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 7gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 651mgPotassium: 569mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 6641IUVitamin C: 72mgCalcium: 180mgIron: 1mg
Keyword broccoli, cheese, soup
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