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Broccoli Cheddar Soup | Panera Dupe

Updated: Feb 5


Servings: 4-6

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 30 min


  • 5 Tbsp salted butter

  • ½ Cup Yello Onion, Chopped

  • ¼ Cup All-Purpose Flour

  • 1 ¾ Cup Chicken Broth

  • 2 Cups Half & Half

  • 3 Cups Broccoli Florets, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 1 Cup Julienned Carrots

  • 1 tsp Salt

  • Pepper to taste

  • 2 Cups Cheddar Cheese


1. Cook the Onions.

  • Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. I chop up the butter as it melts to help the process.

  • Add onions and cook until they are translucent and edges begin to brown about 4-5 minutes.

2. Make the Roux.

  • Add the flour to the onions and whisk well. Keep whisking until the mixture turns golden brown.

3. Make the Soup.

  • While whisking, slowly add in the chicken broth and half & half. the mixture will be thick at first, keep whisking to avoid clumps.

  • Turn the heat up to medium-high and bring the soup to a boil. Once bubbling, reduce the heat to simmer.

4. Simmer Time.

  • Stir in the broccoli florets and carrots. Simmer the soup for 15 minutes, stirring every 3-4 minutes.

5. FInal Bits.

  • Add in the cheese and stir until melted.

  • Add salt and pepper to taste.

  • ENJOY!

Try this and tell me what you think? Dupe or no dupe?

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