30 Minute Panera Copycat Broccoli Cheddar Soup

30 Minute Panera Copycat Broccoli Cheddar Soup | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credit: Gimme Delicious on Youtube


Once in a while, or sometimes most of the time, we crave a good, healthy, hot soup. If you are craving some, let me share with you this 30 mins cooking time broccoli cheddar soup that I found posted by Gimme Delicious on YouTube. This soup is packed with carrots, broccoli, garlic, and cheese, all we are looking for in a great soup.



  • 4 tablespoons butter ½ stick
  • ½ medium onion chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp paprika or ground nutmeg, optional
  • 3 cups of broccoli florets or 1 large head, cut into small pieces
  • 1 large carrot grated, finely chopped
  • 2 cups half & half or milk or light or heavy cream
  • 8 oz block of grated cheddar cheese


Prepare all the needed ingredients.

Chop 3 cups of broccoli florets into small pieces and place them in a bowl.

broccoli cheddar soup ingredients
Image credit: Gimme Delicious on Youtube

Place a pan over medium-high heat and add 4 tbsp of butter and ½ cup of chopped medium-sized onion. Sauté until the butter melts. Add in 2 cloves of minced garlic and continue sauteing for another minute. Then, pour in 4 tbsp of all-purpose flour and stir until well combined. While continuously stirring, gently pour in 2 cups of veggie stock.  Continue stirring until the ingredients are well incorporated.

After that, add in 1 tbsp of salt, ½ tbsp of grounded black pepper, and ¼ tbsp of paprika. Stir until everything is well combined. Next, add in 1 cup of finely grated carrots and 2-3 cups of chopped broccoli. Mix well until all the ingredients are incorporated into each other.

Place a tight lid on the pan and let it simmer for 15 minutes. Then, pour in half and half of 2 cups of milk or heavy cream.

Stir well.

directions to make panera broccoli cheddar soup
Image credit: Gimme Delicious on Youtube

Pour in 8 oz of grated block cheddar cheese and stir until the cheese melts.

Serve hot, and make sure to enjoy every bite!

30 Minute Panera Copycat Broccoli Cheddar Soup

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