Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by T & J Bartimus, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup

    1 tablespoon butter, melted
    1/2 medium onion, chopped
    1/4 cup melted butter
    1/4 cup flour
    2 cups half-and-half
    2 cups chicken stock or bouillon
    1/2 lb. fresh broccoli
    1 cup carrots, julienned
    salt and pepper to taste
    1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
    8 oz. grated sharp cheddar

    Saute onion in butter. Set aside. Cook melted butter and flour using a
    whisk over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Stir constantly and slowly add the
    half-and-half (this is called making a roux). Add the chicken stock
    whisking all the time. Simmer for 20 minutes.

    Add the broccoli, carrots and onions. Cook over low heat until the veggies
    are tender for 20-25 minutes. Add salt and pepper. The soup should be
    thickened by now. Pour in batches into blender and puree. Return to pot
    over low heat and add the grated cheese; stir until well blended. Stir in
    the nutmeg and serve.

    Jenn B In SEMO

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