You are here: Home » Recipes » Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup Copycat Recipe by Lacey Engels and Nate Engels Yield 2-4 servings Prep 15 mins Cook 30 mins Warm up and fill up with this homemade recipe for a Panera Bread classic. Lacey and Nate Engels PrintEmail Ingredients 1 tablespoon butter (softened)1/4 cup melted butter1/2 medium onion1/4 cup flour3 cups broth or stock1 1/2 cups half-and-half1/2-1 pound broccoli, chopped1 cup carrots, julienned Salt and pepper, to taste8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated Instructions Sauté onion in softened butter. Set aside. Steadily whisk together flour and melted butter together over medium heat for 3-6 minutes, being careful to not burn the mixture. To make a roux (the base of your soup), continue to whisk mixture, while slowly adding half-and-half. Mix well until smooth. Add broth and continue to whisk. Simmer for 20 minutes. Add broccoli, carrots and onions. Cook over low heat until all vegetables are tender; 20-25 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. When the soup has thickened, use a blender to puree the soup and make it smooth. Once smooth, add grated cheese and stir into soup to incorporate. This recipe originally appeared as CopyCat Broccoli Cheddar Soup from Panera on wannabite.com.