Monday, May 12, 2014

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

My husband has ordered broccoli cheddar soup for the last three times that we ate out. He has even influenced our children so they have been ordering the soup too. Since it is so popular in our household, I wanted to show my husband how easy it is to make. We don't eat out a lot but I think we will be eating out even less now. This soup is so good. He told me that he could easily make this soup for us. Here you go babe!
Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup
4 oz. butter, unsalted
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 cups half and half
2 cups chicken broth
1 lb. fresh broccoli, chopped into small pieces
1 cup carrots, julienne
1 Tbsp paprika
2 tsp season salt
1/4 tsp ground mustard
4 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded
salt and pepper to taste

  1. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and saute for 2 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle the flour over the onion and mix. Allow to cook for 1 minute.
  4. Whisk in the half and half with the chicken broth. Allow to simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Stir in the broccoli, carrots, paprika, season salt, and ground mustard.
  6. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
  7. Stir in the cheese and allow to melt before serving.
  8. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Recipe adapted from The Recipe Critic.

One year ago......................................I made Chewy Brownies.
Two years ago....................................I made Fresa Agua Fresca.
Did you already know.......................
-Broccoli was a popular vegetable of the Romans.
-In the 1900s, Italian immigrants introduced broccoli to the U.S.
-The head of the broccoli is made up of tiny buds that are ready to flower.

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