(*not tested), You can also whip up a cornstarch slurry instead of using flour by mixing together 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of water then adding that, very little bits at a time, until the soup has reached your desired thickness. If I wanted to add potato would I do that the same time as the broccoli and carrots? Add onion, carrots, celery, garlic, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Bowls. I will increase the other spices, as well. I didn’t have half & half so I used some leftover sour cream (~1/3 c) and 1% milk. Sprinkle the flour over and stir well. Use a mixture of broccoli and cauliflower in the soup if you'd like, or add some chopped fresh spinach to the broccoli. Thank you for such a delicious soup recipe! Taste soup and season with additional salt and pepper if needed. Let simmer. The 600 calories listed are for one serving, however, they’re an approximation. It’s also delicious topped with croutons or even diced ham! I used the instant pot method to cook. Im definitely making this again!!!! Serve hot with additional black pepper and shredded cheese on top if desired. Add the minced garlic, paprika, mustard, and cayenne pepper to the … Thank you for sharing. You can use whole boneless skinless chicken breasts and add it in at the beginning with everything else 🙂. It’s per serving, however, it’s an automated estimate. Has anyone tried using vegetable broth instead of chicken broth? If you’re looking for a lower-fat version of this recipe, check out my recipe for Skinny Broccoli Cheddar Soup ! I LOVE PANERA BREAD SOUP AND THIS TASTES EVEN BETTER!!! It’s a keeper, I didn’t have to change a thing with the recipe.Â. The second time I doubled the seasonings and added fresh pepper. Slowly pour in about a cup of chicken broth, whisking as you pour. I won’t make any other broccoli soup.Â. This easy homemade broccoli and cheese soup features the convenience of frozen broccoli, packaged croutons, and on-hand staples such as flour, milk, chicken broth and cheese. So good! bag frozen, chopped broccoli 1/2 c. butter 1 med. *Note: Nutrition information is estimated and varies based on products used. Instructions Add the broccoli, onion, garlic, chicken, broth, cream, ground mustard, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to a 6 quart slow cooker. Except for the broccoli, carrots and half and half, I had all the ingredients in my fridge and pantry. I’m sure it would have been amazing if the onion didn’t over power it. Your recipe sounds delicious! I am planning to make this doubled tomorrow but I was wondering what would be the best way to add chicken to the crockpot recipe? Definitely a keeper and will be on my frequent meal rotation.Â. What is 12 Oz of broccoli in approx cups or heads of broccoli?Â. Rich and cheesy, this Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup recipe is a great addition to your weekly meal rotation. Only  15 minutes of prep required to make this veggie packed soup. It was so good! This looks so good! Just stumbled upon this recipe and made it tonight, it was good and super easy! I have now made this recipe twice; slow cooker method. Sprinkle in flour and whisk for 60 seconds. Nothing beats a warm and comforting soup this time of the year! This was super yummy! Made this in my dutch oven pot on the stove today. everything is easy to make and absolutely delicious. About Us, This post may contain affiliate links. Definitely would recommend this recipe ❤️. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours, or HIGH for 3-4 hours. Broccoli Cheddar Soup Tips How do you keep broccoli cheddar soup from curdling?  I was lazy and bought broccoli and carrots in a bag and microwaved them before adding to soup — Came together very quickly. Then I added the half and half and cheddar and, once the cheddar was melted, served. I suggest adding extra cheese because it tastes more like broccoli and carrots than it does cheese. At the same time I added carrots, garlic clove, salt, spices and mustard to the blender, along with about 3/4ths of the broccoli, and gave it about 30 seconds on the slowest setting – just enough to chop everything else. Want to lighten it up? The soup didn’t have any flavor,   I followed the recipe exactly. Just need to know the amount of sugar per serving. This broccoli cheddar soup surpasses Bread Co. by leaps!! This soup takes just 15 minutes to prep and is made in just one-pot for super easy prep and cleanup! I will definitely make it again. The lid traps all the heat and steam in. Also added a bit of cayenne.  A huge hit with my family. My husband thought the broccoli was flavorless but I don’t think you want a super broccoli flavor going on. That should thicken it up nicely 🙂. I’ve tried a few broccoli cheddar soup recipes but this is by far my fav! Let broth/half and half mixture cook for a minute or two, whisking often, making sure no flour lumps remain. Your photography skills have really improved! Cook for 10-15 minutes. I couldn’t venture to guess as to cups, as the size of florets would effect how many would fit in a cup. I had to increase the salt and pepper. Actually, I might even want it a tad thicker next time. Whisk flour and chicken broth together until no lumps remain, then add to slow cooker and stir to combine all ingredients. Â. Filed Under: Lunch, Main Dishes, Recipes, Soups & Stews, Vegetarian, Sign up to get recipes delivered to your inbox and our Free All-Stars e-cookbook, Email (optional) Include to be notified of replies, We're Trevor and Jennifer, we live in Raleigh, North Carolina with our 70lb lap dog, Teddy. Absolutely outstanding each time! ), totally could’ve just done all whipping cream and would have been just fine. My family loved it (and they’re not “creamy” soup eaters)! I only had heavy whipping cream so I added 1.5 cups and 1/2 cup of regular milk because I was worried about the whipping cream making it too thick. Luckily I still have some at home because she was already asking for more. Brrrr.  This one is a definite keeper! Add paprika, garlic powder, dry mustard, salt and pepper, stir. Even my picky eaters loved it. We LOVE this soup at our house!! Hi! It wasn’t thick at all (but not watery either! Dairy (in this case half-and-half) tends to separate when frozen, so I don’t recommend storing this soup in the freezer. Thanks for sharing! THANK YOU. I’ve tried other similar recipes and this one is definitely the best! I gave some to my mom because she had been craving Panera since the quarantine. They’ll still cook 🙂. I added to the roux/onion, added the rest of the broccoli as small florets and brought to a simmer for about 15 minutes to fully cook the broccoli. I didn’t add the cheese at all – I was concerned about lumping and clumping when reheating later. I didn’t have mustard powder and the instructions said I could use regular mustard but I was sure if that legit meant mustard out of the fridge so I omitted it. The only things I changed was using fresh garlic instead of powder and Velveeta for my cheese (just because I like it). I absolutely love a delicious bowl of soup…and this broccoli cheddar soup does not disappoint! Very good taste! You can try replacing the all-purpose flour with a cup for cup gluten free flour blend if you need to make this gluten free. I will be trying more of your soup recipes and hopefully venture into some meat dishes and ones a little more complex. my question is the liquid isn’t even above the vegetables. Plan on making in Dutch oven then transferring into large crockpot. Stir in broccoli then cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes. Thank you!! My 4th time since quarantine. So much better homemade! Add additional butter and flour, then whisk.  Cook about 1 minute. I subbed Pacific No-Chicken broth for the chicken broth. Curdling in a cream soup usually occurs when the milk or cream is added at too high of a heat. Can I use Heavy cream I don’t have milk or half and half? I loved this recipe! My son said it was horrible! When to add them and how long to cook? . Serve with some bread and possibly a salad, and it’s an easy, tasty meal.Â. Garlic – adds that subtle nutty flavor. Will it effect the taste or consistency? Stir in the stock and … Frozen potato tots are thawed and mixed with Cheddar, bacon and, you guessed it, frozen broccoli. I’m definitely game to try this recipe out. I havent been back to Panera since trying to recipe!! Get Creamy Broccoli Soup (Frozen Broccoli) Recipe from Food Network You can also find 1000s of Food Network's best recipes from top chefs, shows and experts. And watch videos demonstrating recipe prep and cooking techniques. I plan on making this tonight for dinner, I’m excited! So yummy. You could even try stirring in a slurry made with equal parts flour and water. Should I use whole breasts? I hope you enjoy this soup as much as I have over the years. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Thank you! A family favorite for sure! Turn off the heat, then stir in the cheese little by little until melted. Hmm, I’ve not tested the recipe that way, so I can’t say for certain… but here’s what I would try. I began by making a roux with the flour and butter, then adding the onions and sweating/sauteing. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or until the … 🙂 I followed the recipe exactly and made it in the instant pot. Creamy comfort in a bowl with tender broccoli, Cheddar cheese, and SO MUCH FLAVOUR! As always, you can taste and season per your tastes, as everyone has different tastebuds 🙂. It was good and I will definitely make it again, just less onion next time. This hearty broccoli cheddar soup is loaded with mouthwatering flavors, yet uses everyday ingredients, and is ready in about 30 minutes! I love this soup and will definitely be making this again, very soon. I doubled up the spices (except for the salt) and grated my carrots, other than that I followed the recipe and it is DELISH! If you prefer your soup more seasoned, you can always add more seasonings when you taste and adjust the seasonings in step 6. Wonderful and decadent! Try heavy cream! Thank you. Melt butter in large saucepan on medium heat. Love it! This was fabulous I should of doubled it ! Thanks for sharing, even my picky eaters loved it🥰, Whole family loved it! Without testing it myself, I can’t say for certain, but I would probably cook the noodles separately, since the soup cooks for 8 minutes, which would be too long for most noodles. My daughter loves this recipe too. I didn’t use an immersion blender as I thought it was think enough with the added veggies. Try my skinny broccoli cheese soup recipe instead! For example: if an ingredient calls for 4 cups, and you doubled the recipe, it will automatically change to 8 cups. I too found it initially bland. If you try it, I’d love to know how it turns out! onion, chopped 1/2 c. flour Salt to taste Pepper to taste 2 c. milk 2 (13 3/4 oz.) Will make this again!Â, Excellent recipe!! I put the spices in with the flour to bring out the flavor some more, and added a dash of cayenne. You will have to extrapolate that multiplication to any amounts listed in the instructions. I followed the Instant Pot instructions and npr for 18 minutes, then a quick release. About 30 minutes before serving, add half and half and cheese, stirring well. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Every bit as good if not better than Panera :0. Add onion to the pot; cook and stir for 2-3 minutes. Can’t wait to try your copycat! Your email address will not be published. This soup is perfection! Can’t wait to try it! Healthy broccoli cheddar soup packed with carrots, broccoli, garlic, and cheese. Transfer the frozen soup to your refrigerator when you’re ready to use it, then let it thaw completely. If you have any leftovers, which doesn’t happen to us very often, they’ll keep in the refrigerator about 3 days. This woukd be awesome with avacado added! You can add more liquid if you like, but I find that the vegetables cook just fine in the slow cooker, even if they’re not fully covered. Love how you gave all the options on making this! I love that you put veggies in this. I will def be making this again and will use this recipe again as the base recipe. my daughter asks for it now, she adds rice to her portion. Made this soup this weekend for lunches this week…and i don’t think it’s going to last that long! As well as adding extra seasonings. Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup is ready in less than 30 minutes! Next time I’ll grate the carrot instead of chopping into small pieces. I cooked mine in a pressure cooker. I love your site and have shared it with friends, one has already tried your 3 bean chili and wants to make more dishes. No need to go out to a well known bread company, this copycat broccoli cheddar soup is incredibly smooth, rich, and full of great broccoli cheese flavors! It was easy, quick and fun to make. Would I just add more cheese?   This is my second time making it. I would definitely make again! Reduce heat to LOW/MED LOW and simmer about 10-15 minutes or until thickened and broccoli/carrots are fork tender. Thank you so much! Terrifically easy soup to make. Sure can!  You’ll want to wait to add the dairy until the end, to prevent any curdling though.  I’ll have the directions below the recipe below.  The Instant Pot directions will be there as well. Despite all my alterations the recipe was forgiving and it is very rich and tasty! I used frozen chopped broccoli and shredded carrots chopped finely and didn’t need to use an immersion blender. Looking for nutrition information. thank you for the e book.fantastic recipes in it.thank you so much. 3rd time making! Turned out great and reheating the soup was easier. will follow your page for sure. This recipe for broccoli cheddar soup is not gluten free, because the thickening agent in this broccoli cheddar soup recipe is all-purpose flour. Delicious and so easy to follow. This is an amazing soup!!! Absolutely Amazing! Yum! Butter – used to cook the veggies to provide a deep, rich flavor. Cover and continue cooking until cheese is melted. Thinking of making it but I only have frozen broccoli florets and fat free half and half (I also have 1% milk) could I use these substitutions? I plan on trying it with different side options. As I’m not a nutritionist, I don’t provide full nutritional information for my recipes (wouldn’t want to potentially and unknowingly pass along incorrect information). Once it thaws, the texture won’t be the same. It’s more like a cream soup with a hint of cheddar. Is it okay if i dont blend the soup or will that ruin it? I like my pieces to be about thumbnail size. Cut your fresh broccoli florets into small pieces, and try to remove as much stem as possible. I used a large block of Sharp cheddar cheese and shredded it myself.  Do you happen to know how I could incorporate noodles into the instant pot version? The soup turned out very good, however; I did get a burn notice on my instant pot when cooking it. Will not try again. A pinch or so of more salt. I added more broccoli, ground pepper and more chicken broth. Absolutely fantastic. *Storage times may vary based on temperature and conditions. After they’re baked in the oven, drizzle them with sour cream and top with chopped chives. Why do I eliminate the butter and don’t sauté the onions when using your crockpot directions. Of. Thanks! Whisk in flour then broth and half-and-half. I followed the recipe and it turned out soupy! Instead,  I set a bowl of grated cheese on the table so each member could take as little or as much as they wanted for their portion. Simmer until broccoli is tender, 5 to 7 minutes. I made this last night. This looks delicious! You can make your own version of half and half by combining 1 1/3 cup heavy cream and 2/3 cup 2% milk. This is easy enough to make (I used an Instant Pot) on a week night. I would use slightly less liquid, use more cheese, and mix a bit of cornstarch and half and half (around 3 Tbsp of half and half plus 2 Tbsp of cornstarch) in a bowl until the cornstarch is dissolved, then stir that into the “soup”. If you’re looking to bulk the meal up with a couple of side dishes or extras, here are some yummy ideas! Did not have half and half so used heavy whipping cream. * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Made this last night and it was a hit! The immersion blender should still be okay, but make sure you check the potatoes to be sure they’re tender first 🙂. Yes, but just like with the slow cooker, you’ll want to make this soup without adding the dairy, since dairy doesn’t generally freeze well.  Just wait and add the dairy when you’re reheating the soup. I'm Amanda... a wife, mother of two rambunctious kiddos, photography nerd, and bacon lover! I can’t wait to try this recipe!! I will be making this many more times ! I had been looking for a good recipe to make some at home, as opposed to buying the canned soups. Will make this again. Stir chicken stock into milk mixture. Instructions In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, saute onion and carrot in margarine or butter until onions begin to brown. Omit butter from the recipe, add onions, broccoli, carrots, salt, paprika, garlic powder, mustard powder, and black pepper to the slow cooker. Will be making again. I like to serve my soup up with an extra sprinkle of cheddar cheese and a couple grinds of black pepper. Slowly whisk in broth, then stir in the half and half.  Next time, I would increase the spices.Â. Add the broccoli and carrot to the broth mixture and simmer until tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. The freshly chopped broccoli florets hold up better when cooked and have better flavor and texture in the soup. This soup was easy to make, takes little time and is delicious. Cook broccoli… although change the spice ratio but my family loved it. Frozen broccoli usually cooks a little quicker since it is pre-blanched. It turned out so good!! I think adding the potato when you add the broccoli and carrots would be good, although you might want to cut them pretty small to make sure they can get fork tender in the 10-15 minutes. The cheddar isn’t a sharp cheddar, it’s a creamy mild tasting cheddar and if you ask me the soup isn’t in your face cheesy. Set your stove to “medium” heat. My daughter is a vegetarian I use vegetable broth o my. I blended most of the larger broccoli pieces tho. Feel free to use either fresh or frozen broccoli in this dish. Add chopped onion and saute until onions are soft and translucent, about 2-3 minutes. It’s hearty enough to be a meal in itself.  Will definitely make againÂ. I did and of course you can use frozen for most all things. Will be sharing…and making again! In the instructions, if I say “use 4 cups of cheese”, you will have to realize that since you doubled it, you use 8 cups, not 4. Who doesn't love free stuff? bunch broccoli, chopped or 1 (20 oz.) Went great with the discount sourdough bread I bought last week. … I believe that gourmet meals should be something we can ALL enjoy. Frozen broccoli will likely be too mushy and watery! If soup gets too thick for your liking, add a splash of chicken broth or half and half to loosen it up.  Delicious! This creamy velvety soup is much better than Panera’s broccoli cheddar soup and can be made in under … If it’s still not thick enough, try adding a bit more cheese. Add onion; cook and stir 5 minutes or until onion is … It’s a keeper!! Should I cook chicken separate and add it in at the beginning or end? Thank you so much! Or should I double it? This broccoli cheddar soup is made with ingredients you probably already have on hand! Read our. Mom is a really big fan of soups. Not very time consuming, and a great school lunch. This is a soup that will be perfect with a nice thick bread. This is in our future! I love your site. And I love that this version of the recipe is so quick and easy! Without testing and retesting it myself, I can’t say for certain if that would work exactly the same. Even better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!... 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