Gather these kitchen staples for a delightful bowl of comfort: broccoli, cheddar cheese, butter, flour, onion, carrots, celery, chicken broth, and milk. The perfect blend for a cozy meal.
Begin by sautéing onions, carrots, and celery in butter. This aromatic mix lays the foundation for the rich flavors that define Copycat Panera Bread Broccoli Cheddar Soup.
Introduce fresh broccoli to the pot, allowing it to mingle with the sautéed veggies. The combination promises a hearty and nutritious base for your soup.
Master the art of making a roux by adding flour to the vegetable mix. This thickens the soup, providing a creamy texture that mirrors the Panera Bread classic.
Pour in chicken broth and milk, creating a luscious broth. As it simmers, introduce the star ingredient - cheddar cheese. Watch it melt, transforming the soup into a cheesy delight.
Let the flavors meld as the soup simmers. The kitchen fills with the irresistible aroma, promising a bowl of Copycat Panera Bread Broccoli Cheddar Soup that rivals the best.
Ladle the warm soup into bowls and savor each spoonful of this homemade masterpiece. Your Copycat Panera Bread Broccoli Cheddar Soup is ready to delight your taste buds.