I’m so addicted to Panera…Love this soup, just wish I had their crusty bread recipe!!
* 1 tablespoon melted butter * 1/2 medium chopped onions * 1/4 cup melted butter * 1/4 cup flour * 2 cups half-and-half cream * 2 cups chicken stock * 1/2 lb fresh broccoli * 1 cup carrots, julienned * 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg * 8 ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese * salt and pepper
1. Sauté onion in butter. Set aside. 2. Cook melted butter and flour using a whisk over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Stir constantly and slowly add the half & half. 3. Add the chicken stock. Simmer for 20 minutes. 4. Add the broccoli, carrots and onions. Cook over low heat 30 minutes. 5. Add salt and pepper. Can be puréed in a blender or just puree half and add back to the un-blended soup.