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January 17, 2012

Yum-O Broccoli Soup

I made broccoli cheddar soup for dinner tonight and it was oh-so-good. How can I not share the recipe with you? I felt like Martha Stewart today–lots of laundry and homemade soup. Check!

I got the recipe from

Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup

  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/2 medium chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cupflour
  • 2 cupshalf-and-half cream (I used 1/2 h&h and 1/2 milk)
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 lbfresh broccoli
  • 1 cup carrot , julienned (I shredded mine)
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 8 ounces gratedsharp cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper


  1. Sauté onion in butter. Set aside.
  2. Cook melted butter and flour using a whisk over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Stir constantly and add the half & half.
  3. Add the chicken stock. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Add the broccoli, carrots and onions. Cook over low heat 20-25 minutes.
  5. Add salt and pepper. Can be puréed in a blender but I don’t. Return to heat and add cheese. Stir in nutmeg.


Enjoying the Good Life,