Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup


Recreate the magic of Panera's beloved dish with our Cozy Café Classic: Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup. This soup is a luxurious blend of rich, creamy cheddar and tender broccoli florets. Its vibrant orange-yellow hue and indulgent texture make it a perfect comfort food that brings the cozy café experience right into your home.

Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Time Requirements

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes


  • Serves: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
  • Calories: 350 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Fat: 25g


  • Broccoli, chopped: 300 grams (3 cups)
  • Cheddar cheese, shredded: 200 grams (2 cups)
  • Chicken or vegetable broth: 500 ml (2 cups)
  • Heavy cream: 240 ml (1 cup)
  • Onion, diced: 100 grams (1 medium)
  • Garlic, minced: 10 grams (2 cloves)
  • Butter: 30 grams (2 tablespoons)
  • Flour: 30 grams (2 tablespoons)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method of Preparation

  1. In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Sauté onion and garlic until translucent.
  3. Stir in flour to make a roux.
  4. Gradually add broth, stirring constantly to avoid lumps.
  5. Add broccoli and simmer until tender.
  6. Stir in heavy cream and heat through.
  7. Gradually add cheddar cheese, stirring until melted and smooth.
  8. Season with salt and pepper.
  9. Serve hot, garnished with extra cheese and broccoli florets.

Culinary Tips

  • For a smoother texture, blend part of the soup before adding the cheese.
  • Add a pinch of nutmeg or paprika for added depth of flavor.


Can I make this soup vegetarian?

Yes, use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.

How can I store leftovers?

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Can I freeze this soup?

It's best enjoyed fresh, as the texture may change upon freezing.

Our Cozy Café Classic: Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup is the perfect way to bring a touch of café charm to your meals. Whether you're longing for a taste of Panera or simply craving a bowl of cheesy goodness, this soup is sure to satisfy. Here's to cozy, delicious moments at home! 🍲🥦🧀