Introduction: How to Make Copy Cat Panera Bread Broccoli and Cheese Soup

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In this instructable, I will show you how to make Broccoli and Cheese Soup.

Step 1: Ingredients

For this recipe, you are going to need:

3 c broccoli florets cut into small pieces

2 c freshly grated cheddar cheese

1 c heavy whipping cream

1 c matchstick carrots

1/2 tsp pepper

1 1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp paprika

1/2 c chicken broth

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

1 c milk

1/2 c diced onions

1/4 c all-purpose flour

1/4 c unsalted butter

Step 2: Mmmmm.. Butter.

In a large pot, melt the butter on medium heat.

Step 3: Add Some More Stuff.

Now add the carrots, onions and broccoli and cook for about 5 minutes until they are softened.

Step 4: Add Even More Stuff.

Now add the chicken broth, milk and heavy whipping cream and stir until combined.

Step 5: Add Even More Stuff.

Now add the seasonings and mix in thoroughly. Cook for 10-15 minutes until the sauce is thickened.

Step 6: You Guessed It....add More Stuff.

Now add 2/3 of the cheese and stir until combined.

Step 7: Cheesy!

Use the rest of the cheese to top the soup.

Step 8: Enjoy!

If you make this soup, let me know what you think in the comments!