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Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe

Do you know how many soups with broccoli exist? I think every housewife has her own favorite recipe and today I want to share mine with you.
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Course: Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 ½ cups coarsely chopped broccoli florets
  • 1 cup matchstick-cut carrots
  • 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
  • 2 ½ cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet, add onion, and fry until transparent.
  • Melt 1/4 cup butter in a saucepan, add flour and whisk until smooth. Then gradually pour in the milk in portions, continuing to cook over low heat and stirring constantly to avoid lumps forming.
  • Pour in chicken stock, stir and cook over low heat for about 15 minutes until thick.
  • Add broccoli, carrots, onions, and celery, stir and cook for another 20 minutes until vegetables are soft. Do not cover with a lid!
  • Add the grated cheese, let it melt. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.
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