Panera Dupe Broccoli and Cheddar Soup

Berta Lily
by Berta Lily
4 cups
35 min

I know it is the middle of summer but I was craving some broccoli and cheddar soup! You know I am all about home cooked meals without any additives and this one is easy peasy.

Start by chopping up 1/2 and onion and 4 cloves of garlic.

Sautee on low heat for 5 minutes with 1/2 a stick of butter.

This part already smells so good! I love cooked onions.

Once the onions and garlic are sauteed nicely, add 4 tablespoons (or quarter cup) of all purpose flour.

Then you will need to add 2 cups of broth. I happened to only have this miso ginger broth from Trader Joes (my absolute favorite) and it worked just fine. I think you can get away with any broth really, vegetarian if you are looking for a meatless option.

Then add 2 cups of milk (I used whole because that what I had) and stir it all together with some salt and pepper to taste.

Then add 3 cups of broccoli (I used frozen)

Now you will want to add a cup of shredded carrots but I actually didn't have any so I used shredded butternut squash, and guess what? It tasted great!

Then add some shredded chees and enjoy!

I also baked a fresh sour dough loaf to go along with the soup!

Panera Dupe Broccoli and Cheddar Soup
Recipe details
  • 4  cups
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 35 min
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  • 4 tablespoons butter ½ stick
  • ½ medium onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 tablespoon flour
  • 2 cups of broth
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 3 cups broccoli florets (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 large shredded carrot 
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese

sauté onion and garlic on low heat with melted butter for 5 minutes
add flour, broth, milk and spices and stir
add broccoli and shredded carrots
cook for 30 minutes until broccoli is tender
add cheese and stir in right before eating