Aug 31

Recipe: Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup

Cheese Soup

I don’t know about you but I love Panera Bread’s Broccoli and Cheese Soup. I was so excited when I found this recipe online. I found it at http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/1833/Panera-Bread-Broccoli-Cheese-S79119.shtml

Here are the directions (If you need a larger serving, visit the website and it will let you increase it with directions):

recipe is ready in 30-60 minutes ready in: 30-60 minutes

serves/makes:   4


1 tablespoon butter, melted
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups half-and-half
2 cups chicken stock or bouillon
1/2 pound fresh broccoli
1 cup carrots, julienned
salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
8 ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese


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. 

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.


588 calories, 48 grams fat, 20 grams carbohydrates, 21 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in carbs.

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