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Robyn | Plum Cove Cottage | Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Robyn | Plum Cove Cottage | Broccoli Cheddar Soup

 

Broccoli Cheddar Soup from Robyn, Plum Cove Cottage

I love Panera’s Broccoli Cheddar Soup but it is made with chicken stock. Since I am a vegetarian I went online and found the recipe and substituted vegetable stock for the chicken stock.  My family loves it!

Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe

1 tablespoon butter, melted

1/2 medium onion, chopped

1/4cup melted butter

1/4 cup flour

2 cups half-and-half

2 cups chickenstock or vegbouillon

1/2 pound fresh broccoli

1 cup carrots, julienned

salt and pepper to taste

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

8 ounces grated sharp cheddar

Saute onion in butter. Set aside. Cook melted butter and flour using a whisk over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Stir constantly and slowly add the half-and-half (this is called making a roux). Add the chicken/veg stock whisking all the time. Simmer for 20 minutes.

Add the broccoli, carrots and onions. Cook over low heat until the veggies are tender for 20-25 minutes. Add salt and pepper. The soup should be thickened by now. Pour in batches into blender and puree. Return to pot over low heat and add the grated cheese; stir until well blended. Stir in the nutmeg and serve.

This recipe is from Panera Bread.

Serves 4

Robyn | Plum Cove Cottage | Los Angeles, CA | Circa 1987

Robyn | Plum Cove Cottage | Los Angeles, CA | Circa 1987

 

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