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Broccoli Cheese Soup (Panera Copycat) | www.diethood.com | If you love Panera Bread's Broccoli Cheddar Soup you are going to be amazed with this copycat recipe!

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Katerina | Diethood
If you love Panera's Broccoli Cheddar Soup, you are going to be amazed with this copycat recipe!
Servings : 6 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 5 tablespoons butter , divided
  • 1 yellow onion , chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , finely chopped
  • 3 carrots , sliced into thin rounds
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 bag (16 ounces) frozen broccoli florets, thawed
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 8 ounces low fat shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions
 

  • Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large saucepan or soup pot.
  • Add onion, garlic, carrots, and pinch of salt; cook over medium-low heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add the rest of the butter and melt.
  • Whisk in flour; whisk until incorporated.
  • Slowly add milk and continue to whisk until everything is well combined and there are no clumps.
  • Whisk in chicken broth, add bay leaf, and turn up heat to high; bring soup to a boil.
  • Add the broccoli florets, season with salt and pepper, and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes.
  • Pour batches of soup into a blender or a food processor, and puree.
  • Return soup to the soup-pot; continue to cook over low heat and add the grated cheese; stir until melted and completely combined.
  • Stir in the paprika and nutmeg.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly.
  • Serve.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 cup | Calories: 252 kcal | Carbohydrates: 14 g | Protein: 14 g | Fat: 15 g | Saturated Fat: 9 g | Cholesterol: 41 mg | Sodium: 395 mg | Potassium: 324 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 6 g | Vitamin A: 5615 IU | Vitamin C: 3.5 mg | Calcium: 271 mg | Iron: 0.7 mg | Net Carbs: 13 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
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