Creamy Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Warm up this winter with a classic Broccoli Cheddar Soup. Panera made this a cold weather staple, now it's time to make it at home!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli cheddar soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 509 kcal


  • 6 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Onion Diced
  • 1 Cup Carrots Chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Flour
  • 2 Cups Half and Half
  • 3 Cups Chicken Stock
  • 1 Head Broccoli Chopped
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 1/2 Cups Cheddar Cheese Grated
US Customary - Metric


  1. Melt butter in a large dutch oven. Add onion and carrot and cook over medium heat until softened. 

  2. Mix in flour and stir to coat. Stir in half and half and chicken stock. Add broccoli, bay leaf and season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and let simmer for 15 minutes.

  3. Remove bay leaf and stir in cheddar cheese. Remove from heat and use an immersion blender to blend soup together. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 509 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g 58%
Saturated Fat 23g 115%
Cholesterol 113mg 38%
Sodium 647mg 27%
Potassium 692mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 21g 42%
Vitamin A 106.1%
Vitamin C 113.9%
Calcium 49%
Iron 9.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.