Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup

Gluten Free Living – 2017

Oh my goodness, I hit the gold mine with Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup! This soup is absolutely awesome. [No hyperbole here!] This lovely soup is filled with broccoli, carrots, onions, garlic and celery. Then it’s seasoned with red pepper flakes and loads of sharp cheddar cheese. So mouthwatering and comforting.

I’m serious, this Panera Bread copycat soup recipe is spectacular! It’s also super easy to make. I think I had the whole soup ready in about 30 minutes! It’s certainly the perfect soup for any family dinner or lunch. I loved the smooth, creamy, savory taste of this soup. I could probably make this multiple times per week and savor and drool over every bite.

I made this soup for a lunch with a friend last month and both of us were amazed at how delicious it was. I chose to make the soup gluten free since both of us are trying to abstain from (wheat) flour as much as possible. I keep a large bag of Bob’s Red Mill gluten free flour in my freezer at all times. Then when I want to switch from regular flour to gluten free I always have fresh GF flour on hand. (I also keep GF bread crumbs in my freezer). It’s so helpful.

If you’re looking for a fantastic soup recipe to serve your family, I can’t recommend Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup highly enough. This recipe makes only 4 servings, so be prepared to make more than one batch at a time, especially if you want leftovers!

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Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup is absolutely spectacular!

Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #copycat recipe is spectacular. This is the best #broccoli #cheese #soup I've ever tasted. So easy, too--only takes about 30 minutes! #panerabread #glutenfree

This is the perfect fall soup recipe! But since I enjoy eating soups all summer long (even here in hot Texas), I can eat this all year long! 🙂

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Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup is one of the best copycat recipes you’ll ever eat.

 

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients. The mason jar contains pink Himalayan sea salt.

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In a large Dutch oven over medium heat, melt butter. Add broccoli florets, matchsticks carrots (I cut them in half), celery, onions and garlic.

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Stir ingredients to combine and saute about 5-7 minutes until veggies are tender.

Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #copycat recipe is spectacular. This is the best #broccoli #cheese #soup I've ever tasted. So easy, too--only takes about 30 minutes! #panerabread #glutenfree

Add gluten free flour and stir to combine.

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Add chicken broth about 1/4 cup at a time, stirring after each addition.

Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #copycat recipe is spectacular. This is the best #broccoli #cheese #soup I've ever tasted. So easy, too--only takes about 30 minutes! #panerabread #glutenfree

Add half-and-half about one-quarter cup at a time, stirring after each addition.

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Add heavy whipping cream about 1/4 cup at a time stirring until all is incorporated.

Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #copycat recipe is spectacular. This is the best #broccoli #cheese #soup I've ever tasted. So easy, too--only takes about 30 minutes! #panerabread #glutenfree

Add salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and stir to combine.

Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #copycat recipe is spectacular. This is the best #broccoli #cheese #soup I've ever tasted. So easy, too--only takes about 30 minutes! #panerabread #glutenfree

Cook on low heat until mixture thickens. This will take about 5-10 minutes.

Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #copycat recipe is spectacular. This is the best #broccoli #cheese #soup I've ever tasted. So easy, too--only takes about 30 minutes! #panerabread #glutenfree

Add cheese. 

Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #copycat recipe is spectacular. This is the best #broccoli #cheese #soup I've ever tasted. So easy, too--only takes about 30 minutes! #panerabread #glutenfree

Stir to combine and heat until cheese melts.

Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #copycat recipe is spectacular. This is the best #broccoli #cheese #soup I've ever tasted. So easy, too--only takes about 30 minutes! #panerabread #glutenfree

Ladle soup into bowls. If desired, garnish with additional shredded cheddar cheese.

Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #copycat recipe is spectacular. This is the best #broccoli #cheese #soup I've ever tasted. So easy, too--only takes about 30 minutes! #panerabread #glutenfree

Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup is terrific. If you want to be able to make this great recipe at home, this is the recipe to try!

Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #copycat recipe is spectacular. This is the best #broccoli #cheese #soup I've ever tasted. So easy, too--only takes about 30 minutes! #panerabread #glutenfree

We loved this soup. It’s marvelous reheated for leftovers too.

 

Here’s the recipe.

PANERA BREAD BROCCOLI CHEESE SOUP

(Recipe inspired from Pip and Ebby)

Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #copycat recipe is spectacular. This is the best #broccoli #cheese #soup I've ever tasted. So easy, too--only takes about 30 minutes! #panerabread #glutenfree

You’ve got to put this fantastic copycat soup on your weekly menu! Everyone will rave over it.

Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #copycat recipe is spectacular. This is the best #broccoli #cheese #soup I've ever tasted. So easy, too--only takes about 30 minutes! #panerabread #glutenfree

Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup is so smooth and creamy. You’ll be salivating over every bite. We sure were! 🙂

Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #copycat recipe is spectacular. This is the best #broccoli #cheese #soup I've ever tasted. So easy, too--only takes about 30 minutes! #panerabread #glutenfree

If you enjoy Broccoli Cheese Soup, you’ll love this copycat recipe from Panera Bread.

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Cauliflower Cheese Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

Potato Cheese Soup

Potato Cheese Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

Canadian Cheese Soup

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This amazing copycat recipe is the best for Broccoli Cheese Soup. It only takes about 30 minutes to be ready so it's perfect for weeknight dinners. This version is gluten free. Wonderful fall soup recipe.
Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #copycat recipe is spectacular. This is the best #broccoli #cheese #soup I've ever tasted. So easy, too--only takes about 30 minutes! #panerabread #glutenfree
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #copycat recipe is spectacular. This is the best #broccoli #cheese #soup I've ever tasted. So easy, too--only takes about 30 minutes! #panerabread #glutenfree
Instructions
  1. In a large Dutch oven over medium heat, melt butter.
  2. Add onions, carrots, celery, garlic and broccoli.
  3. Sauté about 5-7 minutes until veggies are tender.
  4. Stir in flour.
  5. Slowly add chicken broth about ¼ cup at a time.
  6. Then add half-and-half, then heavy whipping cream, whisking while each additional is incorporated.
  7. Add salt, pepper and red pepper flakes and cook on low heat until mixture thickens.
  8. This will take about 5-10 minutes.
  9. Add cheese and stir until cheese is melted.
  10. Ladle soup into bowls.
  11. Garnish with additional cheddar cheese, if desired.
Recipe Notes
Recipe inspired from Pip and Ebby.

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