Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

If you've ever been to Panera Bread, you know how amazing their Broccoli and Cheese Soup is! Filled with yummy ingredients like chicken, carrots, broccoli, and lots of seasonings, you'll love this Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe.

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 657 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 1/2 c butter
  • 1 c chopped carrots
  • 4 c chopped broccoli
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 4 1/2 c chicken or vegetable broth divided
  • 1 1/2 c heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1/4 c cornstarch
  • 2 c sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • 2 c cooked chicken cubed


  1. In a large pot, melt butter. Add carrots and broccoli cook for additional 3-4 minutes, season with salt, pepper and paprika.

  2. Pour 4 cups of chicken broth and the cream into vegetable mixture. Add one teaspoon mustard and whisk until smooth. Simmer over medium-low heat.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk remaining 1/2 cup of broth with the cornstarch until smooth. Pour into the stockpot. Whisk with the vegetable mixture until smooth. Add additional salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Add chicken and cheese. Cook just until melted. Reduce heat until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts
Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 657 Calories from Fat 504
% Daily Value*
Fat 56g86%
Saturated Fat 33g206%
Cholesterol 197mg66%
Sodium 1503mg65%
Potassium 580mg17%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 5800IU116%
Vitamin C 68.1mg83%
Calcium 367mg37%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.