Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup

Who doesn’t love Panera? And I haven’t even had it in 3 years. Probably why even though I altered this recipe it still tasted pretty good. Recipe taken from here.


  • 1 TBSP + 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 2 cups vegetable stock/broth
  • 1 head of broccoli, chopped
  • 1 cup of shredded carrot
  • 1 cup of cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper


1) Melt the 1 TBSP butter in a small pan.

2) Add the onion and cook until it is soft and remove from the heat.

3) Melt the 1/4 cup butter in a large pot.

4) Add the flour and stir constantly until combined.

5) Add the half and half and stir until combined.

6) Add the vegetable stock/broth and simmer for 20 minutes.

7) Add the broccoli, carrot and onion and cook for 20 minutes.

8) Add the cheese, salt and pepper and stir until combined.

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