Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 55 mins

I made this for dinner tonight and it was so delicious. Creamy and not too thick, and tons of flavor. Recipe from Key Ingredient.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onion in butter. Set aside. Cook melted butter and flour using a whisk over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Stir constantly and slowly add the half-and-half (this is called making a roux). Add the chicken stock whisking all the time. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Add the broccoli, carrots and onions. Cook over low heat until the veggies are tender for 20-25 minutes. Add salt and pepper. The soup should be thickened by now. Pour in batches into blender and puree. Return to pot over low heat and add the grated cheese; stir until well blended. Stir in the nutmeg and serve.
Most Helpful

This was amazing! I can't wait to make it again, this batch did not last long at all. Like comment below mine, I also did not puree the veggies.

stonecoldcrazy March 18, 2014

This is a wonderful soup. When making the roux, I added the broth to the flour/butter mixture instead of the milk. ( I was afraid of curdling.) When somewhat thick I added the veggies and simmered for the designated time. Instead of the half and half and used a combination of evaporated milk and almond milk. I did not puree the veggies.

rjoyce1 July 15, 2013