Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe
Our Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe is delicious and super-easy to make at home. You can make some whenever you like with our Secret Recipe. Our recipe for their Broccoli Cheese Soup tastes just what you get at Panera Bread.

Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup

I like to enjoy Broccoli Cheese Soup as it is served at Panera, in a bread bowl.

You can buy good bread bowls at almost any bakery or most big grocery stores.  

Or you can go all out and make your own Bread Bowls at home with our easy recipe -- Bread Bowls Recipe

  • 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


  1. Saute the onion in butter and set aside.
  2. Cook melted butter and flour using a whisk over medium heat for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Stirring constantly, slowly add in the half-and-half (you are making a roux).
  4. Add the chicken stock whisking all the time.
  5. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  6. Add the broccoli, carrots and onions.
  7. Cook over low heat until the veggies are tender for 20-25 minutes.
  8. Add salt and pepper.
  9. The soup should be thickened by now. Pour in batches into blender and puree.
  10. Return to pot over low heat and add the grated cheese; stir until well blended.
  11. Stir in the nutmeg and serve.

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