Who can resist the rich and creamy flavors of the broccoli cheese soup from Panera? It's one of the most comforting bowls of soup we've ever had. That's why we love this recipe for Just Like Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup. Now we can make our own version of that cheesy, warm soup whenever we want, right in our own kitchen! This is a great easy soup recipe to prepare on a cold night; it's sure to fill you up and leave you more than satisfied. Eat it as your main meal or on the side. This recipe for copycat broccoli cheddar soup is so versatile!
Melt the butter in a large Dutch oven or pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Whisk in the flour and cook until golden, 3 to 4 minutes, then gradually whisk in the half-and-half until smooth. Add the chicken broth, bay leaves and nutmeg, then season with salt and pepper and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, uncovered, until thickened, about 20 minutes.
Add the broccoli and carrot to the broth mixture and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Discard the bay leaves. Puree the soup in batches in a blender until smooth; you'll still have flecks of carrot and broccoli. Return to the pot. (Or puree the soup in the pot with an immersion blender. If you are lucky enough to own one. Which I am not.)
Add the cheese to the soup and whisk over medium heat until melted. Add up to 3/4 cup water if the soup is too thick.
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|Serving Size: 1 Recipe (8567g)
|Recipe Makes: 1 Serving
|Calories from Fat: 10138 (69%)
|Amt Per Serving
|Total Fat 1126.4g
|Saturated Fat 515.1g
|Monounsaturated Fat 391.2g
|Polyunsanturated Fat 139.6g
|Total Carbohydrate 250.1g
|Dietary Fiber 27.8g
|Sugars, other 222.3g
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Calories per serving: 14749
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