Okay, straight off that you’ve made your delicious staff of life bowls, you lot involve something awesome to fill upwardly them with, right? Enter this super delicious Panera-copycat broccoli cheddar soup! I went to Panera for the start fourth dimension on our trip to San Diego inwards March, together with it was honey at start bite. Their broccoli cheddar soup is out of this world, together with their fresh staff of life is seriously the best. I loved it hence much that I made Geoff campaign dorsum in that place ane time to a greater extent than ii days later, fifty-fifty though nosotros had a listing of nearby restaurants nosotros wanted to seek together with the closest Panera was 20+ minutes away from our hotel. It was hence worth it, though!
Since nosotros got home, I’ve been dying to seek that soup again, just sadly the closest Panera is over 500 miles away (boo!). I was super excited to uncovering this recipe hence I could become far at home! I can’t nation amongst 100% certainty that it is just similar Panera, since it has been ii months since I had it last, just I tin flaming nation that it is incredibly delicious, together with the best broccoli cheddar soup I’ve always made. And when served inwards a freshly baked staff of life bowl, it’s pretty incredible. It’s comfort nutrient at its finest!
iv tablespoons butter
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 loving cup heavy cream
1 3/4 loving cup milk (I used skim together with it worked fine)
iii cups chicken stock
1/4 loving cup corn starch
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 large carrot, peeled together with diced
iv cups broccoli florets
2 cups grated cheddar cheese (I used Tillamook abrupt cheddar), plus to a greater extent than for sprinkling
1 – 2 teaspoons of tabular array salt (to taste)
pepper to taste
- In a large pot over medium heat, melt the butter.
- Add the onion together with garlic, together with sautee until softened together with fragrant.
- Slowly add together the cream, milk, together with chicken stock, together with stir well.
- Add the corn starch to a bowl together with add together plenty H2O to cover.
- Whisk amongst a fork until the corn starch is dissolved together with the mixture is smooth, together with hence add together it to the pot.
- Add the nutmeg together with hit until slightly thickened.
- Stir inwards the carrot together with broccoli together with simmer until tender, almost 10-15 minutes.
- Remove from oestrus together with stir inwards cheese.
- Add 1 teaspoon salt, taste, together with add together to a greater extent than every bit needed.
- Serve warm sprinkled amongst additional cheese.