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Panera Bread Broccoli Cheddar Soup

By Todd Wilbur

Score: 4.32. Votes: 22
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The easy-melting, individually-wrapped Kraft Cheddar Singles are a perfect secret ingredient for this home reconstruction of the delicious broccoli cheddar soup that's served at this top soup stop. In this clone, fresh broccoli is first steamed, then diced into little bits before you combine it with chicken broth, half-and-half, shredded carrot, and onion. Now you're just 30 minutes away from soup spoon go-time.

Source: Top Secret Recipes Unlocked by Todd Wilbur.

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  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 8 slices Kraft Sharp Cheddar Singles
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/3 cup diced white onion
  • Pinch ground black pepper
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      Panera Bread
    • Instructions

      1. Steam the broccoli in a steamer basket in a covered saucepan over boiling water for 6 minutes. Remove the broccoli to a chopping board, cool, then use a large sharp knife to dice the broccoli into pieces that are about the size of peas.

      2. Pour the chicken broth into a large saucepan with the half-and-half. Whisk in the flour, and then add the remaining ingredients including the broccoli. Turn the heat to medium and cook, stirring often, until the mixture begins to bubble. Reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes, or until the carrots are tender and the soup is thick.

      Makes 4 servings.

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Score: 4.32. Votes: 22
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Ron Peters
Jan 12, 2018, 09:21

As this is recipe is pretty good , I used 2 Tbsp. butter or margarine 1 med chopped onion 1/2pk mushrooms chopped fine, the other 1/2 chopped course 2Tbsp. flour 1/2 tsp celery seed 2-1/2cups milk 3/4lb. (12 oz.) VELVEETA®, cut up 2 bunches fresh broccoli florets blanched 1/8tsp. pepper . The celery seed does the trick !

Mary Lazer
May 19, 2015, 22:00

No, there is no way this is 250 calories per cup as is the REAL Panera soup. Of course it's good, half and half, full fat cheddar. I say bogus

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