Panera Bread’s Broccoli Cheddar Soup

10 mins
25 mins
Let's make Panera Bread's Famous Broccoli Cheddar Soup at home and even better! Broccoli and carrots simmered in a creamy and cheesy sauce - the best way to get your veggies in.
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Panera Bread’s Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Panera Bread Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Let's make Panera Bread's Famous Broccoli Cheddar Soup at home and even better! Broccoli and carrots simmered in a creamy and cheesy sauce - the best way to get your veggies in.

Let's make Panera Bread's Famous Broccoli Cheddar Soup at home and even better! Broccoli and carrots simmered in a creamy and cheesy sauce - the best way to get your veggies in.

10 mins
25 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup onions diced
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup milk whole or 2%
  • 2 cups broccoli chopped into small pieces
  • 2 cups carrots shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • dash of nutmeg
  • dash of cayenne powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • salt to taste (I used 1 teaspoon)
  • 2 1/4 cups cheddar shredded

Instructions

  1. Over medium heat in a large pot or dutch oven, add olive oil, garlic, and onions. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until the onions are translucent and golden. Transfer to a small bowl or plate and set aside.
  2. To the same pot or dutch oven, add butter. Once melted, sprinkle the flour in. Keep whisking until it is smooth and starts to bubble, about 2 minutes.
  3. Pour in the chicken broth, heavy cream, and milk. Whisk together. Then add back the onion and garlic mixture along with the broccoli, carrots, mustard powder, smoked paprika, dash of nutmeg, and a dash of cayenne. Whisk again, drop heat to low, cover, and let simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the broccoli and carrots are tender.
  4. Remove the lid and add the cheddar cheese. Mix together. Then add black pepper and salt to taste. Stir.
  5. Pour into bowls and serve with crispy bread to dip in!
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Tried this recipe with coconut milk instead of regular milk the second time around (as my bf & I are lactose). Did it ever make a difference in flavour- very tasty with just that small change! Amazing recipe!

This was better than Panera’s! Soo good. Thanks for the awesome recipe.

The best comfort soup I have ever made! Saw it on TikTok and decided to make for my friends. They all loved it ☺️

Hi Gabrielle! So happy to hear it was a success. Thank you for the lovely feedback 🙂

This looks so GOODLY! Is there anything else you can suggest putting in it like veggies? This looks great, amazing work!!!!

Just made this for our family and everyone loved it! Thanks for sharing!

Hi Rhianna! I definitely have to try the addition of potatoes next. That sounds incredible. So happy you loved it.

Hey! Yes, of course. That’s perfectly fine.

Thank you Cassandra! That’s the biggest compliment. So happy you enjoyed.

AHH YESS! so happy you enjoyed

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