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Webster Cook Nook: Copycat Panera Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Recommended By Anna Hubbel (Editor, Webster Online)

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Yes. This is exactly what it sounds like.

Finally, you can make that oh-so-popular Panera creation - Broccoli and Cheese Soup - at home!

My mom loves Panera’s Broccoli and Cheese soup so much that she found this recipe featured on the Eating on a Dime website and practically begged me to make it.

(Like I would have said “no”...)


  • 1 tablespoon melted butter

  • ½ medium chopped onion

  • ¼ cup melted butter

  • ¼ cup flour

  • 2 cups half-and-half cream

  • 2 cups chicken stock

  • ½ lb fresh broccoli

  • 1 cup carrot (julienned)

  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg

  • 8 ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. a large pot, sauté the onion in 1 tablespoon melted butter until onions are soft. Add in the flour and 1/4 cup melted butter. Stir with the onions over medium heat for about 3-4 minutes.

  2. Slowly whisk in the half and half and chicken stock. Let this simmer for about 20 minutes.

  3. Add the broccoli and carrots. Simmer on medium-low for about 25 minutes until the broccoli and carrots are tender.

  4. Add nutmeg, salt, pepper and sharp cheddar cheese. Let the cheese melt and then serve.

Click Here for more tips and advice on how to perfect this awesome dish.

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