Copy Cat Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

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Ingredients

1/2 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups half-and-half ( I used heavy whipping cream)
2 cups chicken stock
1/2 pound fresh broccoli ( florets only)
1 cup carrots

1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon pepper
8 ounces grated cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Saute onions in a little butter in a small pan – set aside.
  2. In a large stockpot  – melt butter. Add flour and mix for 3 minutes.
  3. Slowly add half- half – mixing the entire time.
  4. Slowly add chicken stock- mixing the entire time.
  5. Let simmer on low for 20 minutes.
  6. Add broccoli, carrots; onions and cook on low for 25 minutes.
  7. Season with salt, pepper; nutmeg.
  8. Place soup in a blender or use an immersion blender and puree.
  9. Heat soup over low heat and add cheese and mix till melted.
  10. Serve in a bread bowl.

Huge Thanks to www.budgetsavvydiva.com for this beyond delicious soup recipe!!!

Enjoy this deliciousness!!!

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Mushroom, Onion, and Garlic Cream Sauce Recipe with Pasta

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Here is what we had for dinner tonight…..a yummy simply delicious dinner meal, that put a smile on our faces =)))
 
Ingredients
 
1/2 lb mushrooms
1 onion 
2 garlic cloves
2 tbs olive oil
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 1/2 cream
2 tbs fresh dill
2 tbs flour
 
Instruction
 
  1. Start by cutting up mushrooms and finely chop onion and garlic cloves.
  2.  Heat up a pan and saute mushrooms, onion and garlic in olive oil until the mushroom starts to golden and the onion is soft.
  3. Add flour and sauce for 1 min.
  4. Add chicken stock, cream and chopped fresh dill.
  5. Let it simmer for 5 minutes and season with salt and pepper.
This mushroom sauce will go perfectly with rice and any pasta.
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Thank You www.sweetpaul.typepad.com  for this lovely recipe!!!
 
Enjoy  =)