copycat Panera Bread Broccoli & Cheese Soup

1
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!!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
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

How to Make copycat Panera Bread Broccoli & Cheese Soup

Step-by-Step

  • 1Saute 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
  • 2Add broccoli, carrots and onions
    Cook over low heat until veggies are tender
    Add salt and pepper
  • 3Pour 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
  • 4Make or purchase individual sized bread rounds
    Cut tops off of bread bowls
    Hollow out
    Pour soup into bowls

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About copycat Panera Bread Broccoli & Cheese Soup

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