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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