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Copycat Broccoli Cheddar Soup
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Broccoli Cheddar Soup - Copycat Recipe

Like your favorite soup from Panera Bread, but you can make it whenever you want it!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Entree, Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Author: The Chunky Chef


  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups fresh broccoli chopped
  • 1 cup carrot chopped
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Melt 1 Tbsp of butter over medium heat, saute the onion and set aside. Add 1/4 cup butter,
  • melt, then add 1/4 cup of flour and whisk together over medium heat for about 3-4 minutes.
  • Slowly whisk in the half and half and chicken stock. Let it simmer for about 20 minutes. If you
  • don't have half and half or wanted to try regular milk, I think that would probably work too.
  • Add the broccoli, carrots, and sauteed onions. Let them simmer on medium low for about 25
  • minutes until the broccoli and carrots are tender.
  • Add paprika, garlic powder ground dry mustard, salt and pepper and sharp cheddar cheese.
  • Stir until cheese is melted.
  • If you like a smoother soup, transfer to food processor or blender and blend until smooth.