Panera Bread Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Panera Bread Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Delicious Copycat Recipe For Panera Bread Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Directions

Melt the butter in a large Dutch oven or pot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Whisk in the flour and cook until golden, 3 to 4 minutes, then gradually whisk in the half-and-half until smooth. Add the chicken broth, bay leaves and nutmeg, then season with salt and pepper and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, uncovered, until thickened, about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare the bread bowls: Using a sharp knife, cut a circle into the top of each loaf, leaving a 1-inch border all around. Remove the bread top, then hollow out the middle with a fork or your fingers, leaving a thick bread shell.

Add the broccoli and carrot to the broth mixture and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Discard the bay leaves. Puree the soup in batches in a blender until smooth; you'll still have flecks of carrot and broccoli. Return to the pot. (Or puree the soup in the pot with an immersion blender.)

Add the cheese to the soup and whisk over medium heat until melted. Add up to 3/4 cup water if the soup is too thick. Ladle into the bread bowls and garnish with cheese.

Makes 4 Servings

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Nutrition

Calories per serving:

624 kcal

Daily value:

31%

Servings:

4
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 67 g
  • Protein 25 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 29 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 787 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 15 µg
  • Vitamin B-12 1 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 3 mg
  • Vitamin D 8 IU
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 2 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 13 µg
  • Ash 5 g
  • Calcium, Ca 280 mg
  • Carotene, beta 41 µg
  • Cholesterol 40 mg
  • Choline, total 48 mg
  • Copper, Cu 1 mg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 9 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 5 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 7 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 6 g
  • Folate, DFE 139 µg
  • Folate, food 26 µg
  • Folate, total 95 µg
  • Folic acid 69 µg
  • Fructose 2 g
  • Glucose (dextrose) 2 g
  • Glutamic acid 1 g
  • Iron, Fe 5 mg
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 74 µg
  • Lycopene 254 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 79 mg
  • Maltose 1 g
  • Niacin 5 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 1 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 269 mg
  • Potassium, K 995 mg
  • Retinol 11 µg
  • Selenium, Se 25 µg
  • Sodium, Na 1791 mg
  • Starch 25 g
  • Sugars, total 10 g
  • Tocopherol, gamma 1 mg
  • Water 385 g
  • Zinc, Zn 4 mg
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