Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup

Ingredients: Free Keto Meal Plan
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth (choose a low-carb option)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Free Keto Meal Plan Instructions:
  1. In a large soup pot, melt the butter over medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped onion and garlic to the pot. Sauté until the onion is translucent.
  3. Add the broccoli florets and continue to cook for a few minutes.
  4. Pour in the chicken or vegetable broth and bring the mixture to a simmer. Cover the pot and let it cook for about 15-20 minutes, or until the broccoli is tender.
  5. Use an immersion blender to blend the soup until it’s smooth. If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can transfer the soup in batches to a regular blender and blend until smooth. Be cautious when blending hot liquids.
  6. Return the blended soup to the pot and stir in the heavy cream. Heat it over low heat, but do not let it boil.
  7. Stir in the shredded cheddar cheese and continue to heat the soup, stirring until the cheese is fully melted and the soup is smooth and creamy.
  8. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Serve hot and garnish with additional shredded cheddar cheese or chopped chives if desired.
This homemade keto broccoli cheese soup is creamy and delicious, while also being low in carbohydrates. It’s a great alternative to the high-carb Panera version, allowing you to enjoy a keto-friendly   Free Keto Meal Plan     comfort food classic.
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