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Life is beautiful whether you're soaking in sunshine or caught in a thunderstorm. I take the beauty of life for granted too often. I have a supportive husband who I don't want to live life without, a beautiful son who is always reminding me of the simple things that really matter, and an independent daughter who is teaching me to throw schedules out the window and live in the moment. My day is made when free samples fill my mailbox. I love discovering a new product and sharing it with others. I hope you will enjoy reading my posts and will share your stories with me as well.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Copycat Panera Bread Broccoli Cheddar Soup

So even my 4 year old son agreed that this soup tasted just like the Broccoli Cheddar soup from Panera Bread.  And he's a Panera Bread Broccoli Cheddar soup junkie.  For real. 

1 tablespoon butter
1/2 medium onion, diced
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup flour
2 cups half-and-half cream
2 cups chicken stock
1/2 lb fresh broccoli, cut into small bite size pieces
1 cup carrot, julienned
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
8 ounces grated cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste 

Saute onion in 1 tablespoon of butter.  Add 1/4 cup melted butter and flour and whisk over medium heat for 3-5 minutes.  Stir constantly while adding the half and half.  Add the chicken stock and simmer 20 minutes.  Add the broccoli and carrots and cook on low heat for 20 minutes, covered.  Add salt and pepper, cheese, and nutmeg.

Makes 4-5 servings.

1 comment:

  1. looks sooo good but I had two bowls of broccoli and cheese soup this week and Sadie was not a happy camper the next day....I so paid for that craving.....will have to wait till after I finish nursing :(