Saturday, September 19, 2015

Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup

1 tablespoon melted butter
1⁄2 medium chopped onion
1⁄4 cup melted butter
1⁄4 cup flour
2 cups half-and-half cream
2 cups chicken stock
1⁄2 lb fresh broccoli (chopped into bite size pieces)
1 cup carrot, chopped
1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
8 ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese
salt and pepper
crusty bread

  • Sauté onion in butter. Set aside.
  • Cook melted butter and flour using a whisk over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Stir constantly and add the half & half.
  • Add the chicken stock. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Add the broccoli, carrots and onions. Cook over low heat 20-25 minutes.
  • Add salt and pepper and add cheese. Stir in nutmeg.
  • Serve with crusty bread and Enjoy :).
  • I'd consider steaming (or microwaving) the veggies a little next time.  
  • I used processed cheese instead of cheddar.  Don't judge, it melts perfectly!
  • Considering the cheese choice, I did not add any additional salt.

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