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

  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

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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



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