Hot and hearty broccoli soup is filling and warming on a cold day. This Panera Bread copycat recipe makes about 6 one-cup servings and can easily be doubled or tripled to feed a large crowd. This soup comes together very quickly and you can shortcut the vegetable cutting process by using precut and washed broccoli and carrots.
The broccoli cheddar soup at Panera Bread is very thick. I’ve included a note in the recipe to make the soup thicker by increasing the amount of flour.
This soup stores well in the refrigerator for a day or two. You can add a little milk to thin the soup when you reheat it.
Maple cheddar french bread is an easy side that goes well with this soup. Click here for the recipe.