Sunday, March 19, 2023

Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup


¼ cup unsalted butter

½ cup diced onions (yellow or white)

1 cup shredded carrots 

2 ½-3 cups broccoli florets, chopped small

1 ½ cups chicken broth

1 cup milk 

1 cup heavy whipping cream

¼ cup all-purpose flour

1 ½ tsp kosher salt

1/8 tsp black pepper

pinch of crushed red pepper flakes (or more as desired)

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


In a large pot over medium high heat, melt butter. Add in onions, carrots and broccoli. Cook to soften about 5 minutes (may be more or less depending on the size vegetables you cut).

Slowly add in broth, milk, and cream. Sprinkle with flour and add salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Continue stirring and heating over medium heat until thickened. This will take about 10-15 minutes.

Once thick, add cheese and stir until melted and smooth. Serve soup and enjoy!


  1. This looks like one I will have to try for my daughter. She loves Panera's Cream of Broccoli soup.

    1. Monica will LOVE this. It was so strange cause maybe you saw Cyndy's FB post that she made this soup also. I had made it the day before and it was the same recipe. I love Panera's soup but this one is the BEST!

    2. Will be making this real soon.

    3. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!