Sandy's Homemade Broccoli and Cheddar Soup
Recipe type: Main dish
Cuisine: American
I found many recipes for broccoli Cheddar soup. I changed many of the ingredients in those recipes. This is the recipe I came up with. It's the best one yet. You don't need all the extra ingredients to make it. Just basic ingredients. and it's delicious. I think it tastes just like Panera(R).
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ small onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups chopped broccoli
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 ¼ cups shredded mild Cheddar cheese
  1. Melt butter in a stock pot over medium-high heat; add onion and saute until tender, 3
  2. to 4 minutes. Whisk in flour and continue to stir until mixture turns golden brown,
  3. about 5 minutes. Slowly add half-and-half to onion mixture, stirring until mixture is
  4. smooth. Add chicken broth; season with salt and ground black pepper
  5. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer mixture until thickened, about 10 minutes.
  6. Add broccoli, carrot, and celery. Simmer until vegetables are tender yet crisp, about
  7. minutes.
  8. Reduce heat to low. Add Cheddar cheese to soup and cook, stirring occasionally, until
  9. cheese melts, about 5 minutes.
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