Copycat Panera® Broccoli Cheddar Soup

I love Panera's broccoli cheddar soup but it was hard for me to want to visit my local restaurant during this pandemic so I came up with my own. There are tons of variations and options to make this soup your own. You can add extra veggies, different cheeses, garlic to your onions, a little nutmeg to the finished soup, green onions, sour cream, etc.

The list goes on and on. Make it your own! Serve topped with cheese!


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • ½ onion, chopped

  • ¼ cup melted butter

  • ¼ cup flour

  • 2 cups milk