Panera Bread’s Broccoli Cheese Soup is well-loved for its creamy texture and comforting taste. Here’s a homemade version that closely mimics the original, allowing you to enjoy this delightful soup anytime at home. This recipe focuses on creating a rich and velvety soup that combines fresh broccoli with the comforting warmth of cheese.


For the Soup:

  • Butter: 1/4 cup (56 grams)
  • Onion: 1 medium, chopped
  • All-Purpose Flour: 1/4 cup (30 grams), for thickening
  • Half and Half: 2 cups (480 ml), can substitute with a mixture of milk and cream
  • Chicken Stock: 2 cups (480 ml), can use vegetable stock for a vegetarian version
  • Broccoli: 3 cups, chopped into bite-size pieces
  • Carrot: 1 large, julienned or finely chopped
  • Sharp Cheddar Cheese: 2 cups (about 225 grams), shredded
  • Salt and Pepper: to taste
  • Nutmeg: a pinch, optional


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