Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup


''A very good broccoli cheese soup. Served with crusty bread.''


  • 1tablespoon melted butter
  • 12medium chopped onion
  • 14cup melted butter
  • 14cup flour
  • 2cups half-and-half cream
  • 2cups chicken stock
  • 12lb fresh broccoli (chopped into bite size pieces)
  • 1cup carrot, julienned
  • 14teaspoon nutmeg
  • 8ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • crusty bread


  1. Sauté onion in butter. Set aside.
  2. Cook melted butter and flour using a whisk over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Stir constantly and add the half & half.
  3. Add the chicken stock. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Add the broccoli, carrots and onions. Cook over low heat 20-25 minutes.
  5. Add salt and pepper. Can be puréed in a blender but I don’t. Return to heat and add cheese. Stir in nutmeg.
  6. Serve with crusty bread and Enjoy :).



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