Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe (Panera Copycat)

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Tessa Muller Modified: March 21, 2022
Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe (Panera Copycat)

How To Make Broccoli Cheese Soup (Panera Copycat)

This broccoli cheese soup is a copycat of a Panera soup. It’s loaded with broccoli, carrots, chicken, and sharp cheddar cheese.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • ½cupbutter
  • 1cupcarrots,chopped
  • 4cupsbroccoli,chopped
  • 1tspsalt
  • 1tsppepper
  • ½tsppaprika
  • cupschicken broth,or vegetable broth, divided
  • cupsheavy whipping cream
  • 1tspyellow mustard
  • ¼cupcornstarch
  • 2cupssharp cheddar cheese,grated
  • 2cupschicken,cooked, cubed


  1. In a large pot, melt butter. Add carrots and broccoli cook for additional 3 to 4 minutes, season with salt, pepper and paprika.

  2. Pour 4 cups of chicken broth and the cream into vegetable mixture. Add one teaspoon mustard and whisk until smooth. Simmer over medium-low heat.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk remaining ½ cup of broth with the cornstarch until smooth. Pour into the stockpot.

  4. Whisk with the vegetable mixture until smooth. Add additional salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Add chicken and cheese. Cook just until melted. Reduce heat until ready to serve.


  • Calories: 736.22kcal
  • Fat: 61.77g
  • Saturated Fat: 34.58g
  • Trans Fat: 1.18g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 18.04g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.99g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.92g
  • Fiber: 2.42g
  • Sugar: 6.66g
  • Protein: 27.20g
  • Cholesterol: 207.47mg
  • Sodium: 1016.06mg
  • Calcium: 389.42mg
  • Potassium: 628.88mg
  • Iron: 1.52mg
  • Vitamin A: 704.07µg
  • Vitamin C: 56.78mg
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