This creamy, cheesy broccoli soup tastes just like the one offered at Panera Bread! My family members requests it every the time. Friend can also make your very own homemade bread bowls v the recipe on my blog, Yammie"s Noshery. —Rachel Preus, Marshall, Michigan


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Ingredients

1/4 cup butter, cubed1/2 cup chopped onion2 garlic cloves, minced4 cup fresh broccoli florets (about 8 ounces)1 large carrot, finely chopped3 cup chicken stock2 cup half-and-half cream2 just leaves1/2 tespoon salt1/4 teaspoon floor nutmeg1/4 teaspoon pepper1/4 cup cornstarch1/4 cup water or additional chicken stock2-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese6 tiny round bread loaves (about 8 ounces each), optionalOptional toppings: Crumbled cooking bacon, extr shredded cheddar cheese, floor nutmeg and pepper

Directions

In a 6-qt. Stockpot, warmth butter over tool heat; saute onion and also garlic until tender, 6-8 minutes. Line in broccoli, carrot, stock, cream and seasonings; bring to a boil. Simmer, uncovered, until vegetables are tender, 10-12 minutes. Mix cornstarch and water till smooth; stir into soup. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally; cook and stir till thickened, 1-2 minutes. Remove bay leaves. Stir in cheese until melted. If making use of bread bowls, reduced a slice off the height of each bread loaf; hollow out bottoms, leave 1/4-in.-thick shells (save gotten rid of bread for an additional use). Fill through soup just prior to serving. If desired, offer soup v toppings.
test Kitchen tipsThese make for a hearty enjoy the meal on their own yet are also delicious as appetizers. Smaller, sturdy breads such as hard rolls room a an excellent choice.Be a smooth operator. Stop gritty cheese sauce by allowing soup to cool slightly before you add cheese. Line in a tiny at a time until it melts in.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup (calculated there is no bread bowl): 422 calories, 32g fat (19g saturated fat), 107mg cholesterol, 904mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein.


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