Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Soup

Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Soup Recipe

This is our favorite soup to get when we go to Panera Bread. It’s so good, I wanted to try and make it at home. I found a few copycat recipes that I adapted into a lower calorie recipe of this delicious soup. All I need to do now is start making some bread bowls for these soups.

Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Soup Recipe

Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Soup

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1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup flour
1 medium onion, diced small
2 cups matchstick cut carrots
2 heads of broccoli, just the florets cut off
4 cups chicken stock
4 cups milk
4 cups or 16 oz cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
salt and fresh cracked pepper (go a little heavy on the pepper)


1. Add carrots and broccoli to a saucepan. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil. Cook over medium heat until vegetables are very tender, about 15 – 20 minutes.

2. In a large soup pot, add butter and onion. Add salt and pepper. Saute over low heat until onions are tender. Add flour and cook for 2 -3 minutes. Add milk and whisk constantly until mixture starts to come to a boil. Then add chicken stock and vegetables. Add nutmeg. Bring to a simmer and simmer for 10 – 15 minutes. Then remove from heat. Stir in cheese until melted. Don’t bring to a boil again because it may separate.

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  4 Responses to “Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Soup”

  1. Christine @ Cook The Story — December 18, 2010 @ 1:24 pm

    I love the broccoli soup at Panera too. The best part is that it’s a great way to get veggies into a toddler’s mouth! I’ve been playing around with pureed cauliflower in the cheese sauce to amplify the veggie content but haven’t perfected it yet. It seems to add a grainy texture to the soup. Any suggestions?

  2. Quay Po Cooks — December 19, 2010 @ 5:48 am

    Sounds good and looks delicious!

  3. Harriet — December 19, 2010 @ 10:42 am

    I have to admit I’ve never heard of cheese in a soup but this looks good. I’m not a fan of brocolli really but I’d probably puree this if I made it.

  4. Michelle — December 19, 2010 @ 4:42 pm

    Looks hearty and satisfying. I really need to start making soup more often!

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