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Friday, March 11, 2016

ÇOPYCAT PANERA'S CHEDDAR BROCCOLI SOUP







The very first time I got to the US, Panera's was the best place to relax in the evening. Among many food types that I liked there, Cheddar Broccoli Soup was on top of the list. I just could not stop eating. This soup is thick in cheese, which makes it very delicious. After going to Panera's at various times for about 3 months, a thought occured to me. Why don't I just make this at home?



Try to make sure you get the sharp cheddar cheese insted of the mild ones, because the cheese is what give this soup the original taste. 
For some reason, I was rushing to take the pictures and got less quality ones. I just could not wait to eat this soup. Do not blame me! :) 





INGREDIENTS 
Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 25-30 mins | Total Time: 35-40 mins |
Serves: 6-7
  • Broccoli (chopped)              - 3 cups
  • Carrot (shredded)               - 1 cup
  • Onion (chopped)                 - 1 medium
  • Unsalted Butter                 - 4 tbsp
  • All Purpose Flour               - 1/4 cup
  • Chicken Broth/ Stock            - 1 cup
  • Heavy Cream/ Half and Half      - 1 cup
  • Ground Pepper                   - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
METHOD OF PREPARATION STEP BY STEP


1.Saute chopped onion in 1 1/5 tbsp of butter for few minutes. Keep it aside.


2.Heat a sauce pan over medium heat. Add butter and flour. Cook it until golden color over low flame, stiring constantly

3.Add half and half/ heavy cream. Add chicken broth. Simmer for 10 minutes

4.Add chopped broccoli, carrot and sauted onion. Cook over low flame for 5-10 minutes. You can keep the soup chunky or blend it in a blender and stir it to get a smooth soup.

5.If blended in the blender, return to heat and add grated cheese. Add in ground pepper and salt to taste. Remove from heat.

SERVE WITH CRUSTY BREAD
ENJOY!!!

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Recipe Type: Soup
Cuisine: Copycat Panera's
Location: Amma's Kitchen



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