copycat panera bread broccoli & cheese soup

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a recipe by
Linda Kauppinen
Greenwood, FL

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!!

★★★★★ 1
serves 4
prep time 30 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For copycat panera bread broccoli & cheese soup

  • 1 Tbsp
    butter, melted (for onions)
  • 1/2 lg
    onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 c
  • 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
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 c
    grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4
    bread bowls

How To Make copycat panera bread broccoli & cheese soup

  • 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