- 4 tbsp Butter
- ½ Onionmedium, diced
- 2 cloves Garlicminced
- 4 tbsp All-purpose flour
- 2 cups Chicken stocklow-sodium, or vegetable stock
- ½ tsp Kosher Saltor more to taste
- ¼ tsp Black pepper
- ¼ tsp Ground paprika
- 3 cups Broccoli floretsor 1 large head, cut into small pieces
- 1 Carrotslarge, julienned or shredded
- 2 cups Half-and-halfor milk or light or heavy cream
- 8 oz Cheddar cheesegrated, or 2 cups
Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Looking for a delicious and satisfying soup recipe? Try this Broccoli Cheddar Soup! With just a few simple ingredients and a short cooking time, this soup delivers the biggest flavor a soup can offer. If you love Panera cheese broccoli soup, now you can easily make it at home and save a little money. Bonus? It’s even better than Panera!
Here’s how to make restaurant-style soup at home: Start with the onions. Sauté the onions in melted butter until softened and lightly golden, then add the minced garlic and cook for another minute. Whisk in the flour and cook until golden. Next, pour in the chicken stock and add the broccoli florets, carrots, paprika, salt and black pepper. Simmer for 15 minutes or until the broccoli and carrots are cooked through. Finally, add half & half and grated Cheddar and simmer for another minute. Serve with toasted crusty bread, and enjoy!
To make the Broccoli Cheddar Soup, you will need the following ingredients:
Steps to make Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Add stock, broccoli, carrots, and seasoning
Gently pour in 2 cups chicken stock and add 3 cups broccoli florets, 1 grated carrot, ½ teaspoon salt, ⅛ teaspoon black pepper, and ¼ teaspoon paprika and bring to a boil. Once at a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer the soup for 15 minutes or until the broccoli and carrots are cooked through.
Add half & half and cheese