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Broccoli Cheddar Soup {Panera Copy Cat Recipe}

Broccoli cheddar soup is thick, creamy, and comforting. This homemade soup is a Panera copy cat recipe. It’s filling too, so with a simple salad and dinner rolls, your meatless meal is complete.

Broccoli cheddar soup is thick, creamy, and comforting. This homemade soup is a Panera copy cat recipe. | PassTheSushi.com

Holy post holiday madness, Batman. I am so glad I don’t work Mondays because I really need today to just recover. For anyone who has to work today, or yesterday, bless you. Christmas day was an awesome 12 hour marathon of presents, family, dinner, a visit from my favorite Rottweiler, and more presents.  I scored mass amounts of awesomeness, a shiny new Kindle and now I need to teach myself how to use it. These new fangled kids and their crazy technologies 😉

I am looking for new books to read now more than ever and am wondering how magazine subscriptions work on them. If you have one let me know how magazine subscriptions work or any tips, apps or other things I may need for it!

I am now relaxing watching a spiffy blu-ray copy of Sucker Punch with an exhausted pup and two cats that may of had a little too much catnip today.

I hope your Christmas was filled with joy and minimal stress.

If it wasn’t stress-free, have a bowl of creamy broccoli cheddar soup and you’ll feel better.

Broccoli cheddar soup is thick, creamy, and comforting. This homemade soup is a Panera copy cat recipe. | PassTheSushi.com

If you like copy cat recipes like this broccoli cheddar soup, give these a try, too:

Spinach Artichoke Dip- Olive Garden Copy Cat Recipe
Copycat Twix Bars
Copycat Cinnabon Rolls

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Yield: 8 Servings

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Broccoli cheddar soup is thick, creamy, and comforting. This homemade soup is a Panera copy cat recipe. It’s filling too, so with a simple salad and dinner rolls, your meatless meal is complete.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 cups broccoli florets (about 1 head)
  • 1 large carrot, shredded
  • 2 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese, plus more for garnish

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a large Dutch oven or pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Whisk in the flour and cook until golden, 3 to 4 minutes, then gradually whisk in the half-and-half until smooth.
  4. Add the chicken broth, bay leaves and nutmeg, then season with salt and pepper and bring to a simmer.
  5. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, uncovered, until thickened, about 20 minutes.
  6. Add the broccoli and carrot to the broth mixture and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Discard the bay leaves.
  7. Puree the soup in batches in a blender until smooth; you’ll still have flecks of carrot and broccoli.
  8. Return to the pot. (Or puree the soup in the pot with an immersion blender.)
  9. Add the cheese to the soup and whisk over medium heat until melted. Add up to 3/4 cup water if the soup is too thick.
  10. Ladle into the bowls and garnish with cheese.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 503Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 114mgSodium: 594mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 23g

Nutrition information provided is an estimate from nutritionix.com. For specific health concerns, please put the recipe into your Dr recommended nutrition calculator.

Broccoli cheddar soup is thick, creamy, and comforting. This homemade soup is a Panera copy cat recipe. | PassTheSushi.com

Roseally

Wednesday 31st of December 2014

Hey, anyone know a way to make this in the crockpot? I want to make it in the crock pot on newyears day and I want it to be perfect. Can I do that?

Donna @ What the Dog Ate

Sunday 15th of January 2012

Thanks for sharing this recipe. I lightened it up a bit and it was still perfectly delicious.

https://whatthedogate.blogspot.com/2012/01/lightened-up-broccoli-cheddar-soup.html

Eliot

Wednesday 11th of January 2012

My condolences on your boots. I do feel your pain (in fact I superglued the sole back on my pair of shoes at work today!) Hope this soup made you feel better.

Dee D.

Wednesday 28th of December 2011

I love broccoli cheddar soup, just haven't found a recipe that's perfect, i will be trying this :) Hope you enjoyed your christmas!

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie

Wednesday 28th of December 2011

I have yet to give in to a Kindle. I am stuck on my real page-turning thick heavy bulky inconvenient books haha.

And oh do I love broccoli cheddar soup. I want to eat this right up! Perfect for this cold dreary day.

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