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Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

Lil' Luna
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.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 657 kcal


  • 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


  • In a large pot, melt butter. Add carrots and broccoli cook for additional 3-4 minutes, season with salt, pepper and paprika.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Add chicken and cheese. Cook just until melted. Reduce heat until ready to serve.


Calories: 657kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 24gFat: 56gSaturated Fat: 33gCholesterol: 197mgSodium: 1503mgPotassium: 580mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 5800IUVitamin C: 68.1mgCalcium: 367mgIron: 1.8mg
Keyword Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup
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