Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup

Now you can make everyone’s favorite broccoli cheese soup right at home – so thick and creamy. It’s unbelievably good!

Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup - Now you can make everyone's favorite broccoli cheese soup right at home - so thick and creamy. It's unbelievably good!

This is my all-time favorite kind of comfort food.

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A cheese soup that you don’t have to feel entirely guilty about – because apparently broccoli and carrots are quite good for you.

And this is just what I needed after my very first live TV segment experience today on KTLA morning news.

I was so nervous, I couldn’t eat any of the appetizers on the table. I know, rookie mistake.

But it’s okay. I made up for it by eating the entire pot of broccoli cheese soup here.

Done.

Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup

Now you can make everyone’s favorite broccoli cheese soup right at home – so thick and creamy. It’s unbelievably good!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cubed
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 16 ounces broccoli florets
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Melt butter in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add garlic, onion and celery, and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
  2. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in vegetable broth, milk and heavy cream, and cook, whisking constantly, until incorporated, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in broccoli and carrot.
  3. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until broccoli is tender, about 6-8 minutes. Puree with an immersion blender until desired consistency is reached.
  4. Stir in cheese, a handful at a time, until smooth, about 1-2 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 603.9 Calories from Fat 404.1
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44.9g 69%
Saturated Fat 27.4g 137%
Trans Fat 0.7g
Cholesterol 139.7mg 47%
Sodium 532.3mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 27.0g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1.6g 6%
Sugars 9.6g
Protein 27.3g 55%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.