copycat Panera Bread Broccoli & Cheese Soup

Linda Kauppinen

By
@cyrene

I absolutely LOVE Panera Bread's Broccolli and Cheese Soup. Even better when its in a bread bowl! I finally found a recipe that is sooo close that I cant even tell the difference!
Recipe courtesy of wynnebaer of GroupRecipes
Picture courtesy of CD Recipes
I totally forgot to take a picture of this awesome soup! It makes such a nice presentation in the bread bowl too! Not to mention that it is absolutely scrumptious!!


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Serves:

4

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 Tbsp
butter, melted (for onions)
1/2 large
onion, finely chopped
1/4 c
flour
1/4 c
butter, melted
2 c
half and half
2 c
chicken stock
1/2 lb
fresh broccolli
1 c
carrots, finely chopped
1/4 tsp
nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste
2 c
grated sharp cheddar cheese
4
bread bowls

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Saute onion in 1 tbls. butter
In another pan, cook melted butter and flour , whisking over medium heat for 3-4 minutes
Slowly add half & half while continuing to whisk
Add chicken stock, while continuing to whisk
Once it starts to simmer, let simmer for 20 minutes
2
Add broccoli, carrots and onions
Cook over low heat until veggies are tender
Add salt and pepper
3
Pour in batches into blender and mix or use immersion blender
Return to pot and over low heat, add cheese, stirring until well blended
Stir in the nutmeg
4
Make or purchase individual sized bread rounds
Cut tops off of bread bowls
Hollow out
Pour soup into bowls

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Vegan, Low Sodium
Collection: Restaurant Inspired
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom