Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

My take on Panera Bread's Broccoli & Cheddar's really close, except for the carrot bits! Kept the fat down until you get to the cheddar ( - try and get block cheese and shred yourself, it melts better than the pre-shredded. )! really easy and warming. Enjoy

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 1. Over a medium-low heat melt the butter in a largish saucepan and then add the onion and garlic and saute until softened.
  2. 2. Add the onion, garlic powder and white pepper and cook for a minute.
  3. 3. Add the broccoli and chicken broth, bring to a boil and then simmer for 15 mins until broccoli is softened.
  4. 4. In the meantime whisk the flour with the milk until flour dissolved.
  5. 5, With a hand blender, rough blend the soup leaving some broccoli pieces. You don't want it completely smooth.
  6. 6. On a medium heat gradually add the milk mixture. The soup will thicken.
  7. 7. Once milk mixture added add the cheddar and melt through the soup.
  8. 8. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. 9. If the soup is too thick, add some more milk to thin.