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Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe.
5 from 1 vote

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

You’ll love this broccoli cheddar soup recipe. It tastes as good as if not better than Panera’s bread broccoli cheddar soup. It’s pretty easy to make and makes for great leftovers, too.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 381 kcal


  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • cups diced yellow onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ tablespoon dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 7 oz broccoli florets, (about 3 cups, fully packed)
  • oz shredded carrots, (from 2 medium-sized carrots)
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups half and half
  • ¾-1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 oz fresh cheddar cheese loaf, shred, (do not use pre-shredded cheese)


  • In a large Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Cook onion for 4 minutes then add garlic and keep stirring for 30 seconds.
  • Add flour and keep stirring for 4 minutes. Add paprika, dijon mustard, thyme, broccoli, and carrots. Stir for 10-15 seconds.
  • Add low-sodium chicken stock. Bring the mixture to a boil then reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer, uncovered, for 8 minutes or until the broccoli is tender.
  • Gradually stir in half and half. Let it simmer for 3 minutes. Add cheese then turn off the heat immediately. Remove the pot from the stove and keep stirring until the cheese is fully melted.


Calories: 381kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 15gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 19gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 618mgPotassium: 424mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 3166IUVitamin C: 34mgCalcium: 395mgIron: 1mg
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