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Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup
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5 from 8 votes

Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup

This Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup is a perfect copycat of the version at Panera Bread - it's a delicious, creamy soup that also freezes well.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: panera broccoli cheddar soup
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 244kcal
Author: Taylor Stinson


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced `
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 head broccoli, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, grated


  • Heat butter in a large pot over med-high heat. Add onion, celery and carrot, sauteing for 5 minutes until veggies are tender.
  • Add in garlic and salt & pepper, stirring for 30 seconds. Whisk in flour, tossing veggies to coat, then slowly whisk in milk and chicken broth.
  • Bring to a boil, then add broccoli. Allow soup to cook for 8-10 minutes until broccoli is tender, stirring often.
  • Remove from heat, then whisk in cheese until fully melted and combined. Serve and enjoy!



Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 759mg | Potassium: 558mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2857IU | Vitamin C: 98mg | Calcium: 315mg | Iron: 1mg