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Broccoli Cheese Soup

Based on Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe from CDKitchen.


  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 2 cups chicken stock or bouillon
  • 1/2 pound fresh broccoli
  • 2 cups carrots, julienned or sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces grated extra sharp cheddar (white, if possible)
  • Pinch of thyme
  • Pinch of rosemary
  • 3 dashes of cayenne pepper


Saute onion in butter. Set aside. Cook melted butter and flour using a whisk over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Stir constantly and slowly add the half-and-half (this is called making a roux). Add the chicken stock whisking all the time. Simmer for 20 minutes.

Add the broccoli, carrots and onions. Cook over low heat until the veggies are tender for 20-25 minutes. Add salt and pepper. The soup should be thickened by now. Pour in batches into blender and puree. Return to pot over low heat and add the grated cheese; stir until well blended. Stir in the pinch of thyme, pinch of rosemary, and 3 dashes of cayenne pepper. Serves 4.

broccoli_cheese_soup.txt · Last modified: 2013/06/16 06:57 by tkbletsc

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