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panera broccoli soup with a twist

a recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

My niece, who loves to cook and find new recipes, gave me this one, promised me it was to-die-for, and so here it is!

serves 8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 4 Hr 20 Min
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For panera broccoli soup with a twist

  • 6 c
    fresh or frozen broccoli florets
  • 1 c
    shredded carrots
  • 1 lg
    onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    onion powder
  • 3 c
    chicken broth
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 c
    chicken broth
  • 1 c
    heavy cream
  • 16 oz
    velveeta cheese

How To Make panera broccoli soup with a twist

  • 1
    Place the first 8 ingredients into crock pot or slow cooker.
  • 2
    In a small bowl, add 1 cup chicken broth to 1/4 cup cornstarch and mix until smooth.
  • 3
    Add cornstarch mixture to ingredients in slow cooker and mix well.
  • 4
    Set slow cooker to HIGH setting and cover.
  • 5
    Cook for 4 hours.
  • 6
    To mixture in slow cooker, add 1 cup heavy cream and 16 oz. Velveeta cheese, cut into cubes. Stir well
  • 7
    Cover slow cooker and continue cooking on HIGH for 20 more minutes, or until cheese is completely melted.
  • Panera broccoli soup cooking in a slow cooker.
    Ladle into soup bowls and serve.