Broccoli Soup

Things that make you go ‘hmmmm’. This recipe looked good. I found it on line and it was called Faux Panera Broccoli Soup. However, G put his nose above the broth and said I think I’ll have yogurt instead.

I’ve eaten this at Panera and it was delicious. At first I was thinking I did something wrong, but each on-line recipe was basically the same.


1 tablespoon butter

½ onion, chopped

¼ cup melted butter

¼ cup flour

2 cups milk

2 cups chicken stock

1 ½ cups coarsely chopped broccoli florets

1 cup matchstick-cut carrots

1 stalk celery, thinly sliced

2 ½ cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onion in hot butter until translucent, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
  • Whisk 1/4 cup melted butter and flour together in a large saucepan over medium-low heat; cook until flour loses it’s granular texture, adding 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk if necessary to keep the flour from burning, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Gradually pour milk into flour mixture while whisking constantly. Stir chicken stock into milk mixture. Bring to a simmer; cook until flour taste is gone and mixture is thickened, about 20 minutes. Add broccoli, carrots, sautéed onion, and celery; simmer until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Stir Cheddar cheese into vegetable mixture until cheese melts. Season with s;alt and pepper to taste.
  • From the Recipe Box: I didn’t really like this, but I wanted you to see the importance of trying things. Maybe when you give it a go, you’ll say “Lynn you idiot, you forgot the________.”
  • and remember: It’s sweet when someone knows every single detail about you.  Not because you constantly tell them, but because they pay attention.   Big kiss, Lynn

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