Broccoli Cheddar Soup, A Panera Bread Co. Copycat

Vegetarian
Health score
25%
Broccoli Cheddar Soup, A Panera Bread Co. Copycat
45 min.
4
611kcal
27.64%sweetness
100%saltiness
20.29%sourness
29.43%bitterness
66.52%savoriness
74.45%fattiness
0%spiciness

Ingredients

  •  bay leaves 
  • cups broccoli florets ( 1 head)
  • 0.3 cup butter 
  • large carrots diced
  • 0.3 cup flour 
  • cups half and half 
  • servings salt and pepper freshly ground
  • cups chicken broth low-sodium
  • 0.3 teaspoon nutmeg 
  •  onion chopped
  • ounces sharp cheddar cheese white yellow grated plus more for garnish
  • inches sourdough bread (round loaves)

Equipment

  • bowl
  • ladle
  • knife
  • whisk
  • pot
  • blender
  • dutch oven
  • immersion blender

Directions

  1. Melt the butter in a large Dutch oven or pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Whisk in the flour and cook until golden, 3 to 4 minutes, then gradually whisk in the half-and-half until smooth.
  4. Add the chicken broth, bay leaves and nutmeg, then season with salt and pepper and bring to a simmer.Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, uncovered, until thickened, about 20 minutes.Meanwhile, prepare the bread bowls: Using a sharp knife, cut a circle into the top of each loaf, leaving a 1-inch border all around.
  5. Remove the bread top, then hollow out the middle with a fork or your fingers, leaving a thick bread shell.
  6. Add the broccoli and carrot to the broth mixture and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes.Discard the bay leaves.Puree the soup in batches in a blender until smooth; you'll still have flecks of carrot and broccoli.Return to the pot. (Or puree the soup in the pot with an immersion blender.)
  7. Add the cheese to the soup and whisk over medium heat until melted.
  8. Add up to 3/4 cup water if the soup is too thick.Ladle into the bread bowls and garnish with cheese.

Nutrition Facts

Calories611kcal
Protein15.94%
Fat66.58%
Carbs17.48%

Properties

Glycemic Index
102.08
Glycemic Load
8.81
Inflammation Score
-10
Nutrition Score
31.271739130435%

Flavonoids

Luteolin
0.75mg
Isorhamnetin
1.38mg
Kaempferol
7.36mg
Myricetin
0.07mg
Quercetin
8.59mg

Taste

Sweetness:
27.64%
Saltiness:
100%
Sourness:
20.29%
Bitterness:
29.43%
Savoriness:
66.52%
Fattiness:
74.45%
Spiciness:
0%

Nutrients percent of daily need

Calories:610.55kcal
30.53%
Fat:46.4g
71.39%
Saturated Fat:27.19g
169.95%
Carbohydrates:27.42g
9.14%
Net Carbohydrates:23.74g
8.63%
Sugar:9.25g
10.28%
Cholesterol:129.55mg
43.18%
Sodium:853.23mg
37.1%
Protein:24.99g
49.99%
Vitamin C:85.39mg
103.5%
Vitamin A:4928.79IU
98.58%
Vitamin K:99.29µg
94.56%
Calcium:600.1mg
60.01%
Phosphorus:518.9mg
51.89%
Vitamin B2:0.72mg
42.64%
Selenium:26.41µg
37.73%
Folate:101.89µg
25.47%
Zinc:3.31mg
22.08%
Potassium:758.62mg
21.67%
Vitamin B3:4.06mg
20.3%
Vitamin B6:0.34mg
17.21%
Vitamin B12:1.03µg
17.2%
Manganese:0.34mg
17.2%
Vitamin B1:0.24mg
15.73%
Fiber:3.69g
14.74%
Magnesium:56.92mg
14.23%
Vitamin E:1.91mg
12.7%
Vitamin B5:1.25mg
12.53%
Iron:1.87mg
10.36%
Copper:0.2mg
10.15%
Vitamin D:0.34µg
2.27%