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CopyCat Panera recipe - Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Here is an easy copycat panera recipe Broccoli and Cheese Soup. This Broccoli and Cheese soup recipe is easy to make and will save you money. 

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword CopyCat Panera recipe - Broccoli and Cheese Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 415 kcal
Author Eating on a Dime


  • 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 (I used one frozen 10 oz bag and it was perfect)
  • 1 cup carrot (julienned (I used a food processor on pulse for nice slices))
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 8 ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In 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. For a smoother soup you can puree it in a blender... but we love the chunks!
  5. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This CopyCat recipe delivers broccoli soup that tastes just like the real deal, but without the “real” price tag.

Nutrition Facts
CopyCat Panera recipe - Broccoli and Cheese Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 415 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 97mg32%
Sodium 494mg21%
Potassium 427mg12%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 4760IU95%
Vitamin C 36.5mg44%
Calcium 389mg39%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.