This creamy soup whips up in mere minutes and tastes 10x better than Panera’s broccoli cheese soup! A perfect lunchtime soup with fresh bread.
Yo. Welcome to so-crazy-soup Saturday.
Yes, I just made that up on the spot. Kinda describes my cray mood today. 😀
I’m kinda exhausted at the moment, so please pardon my insane babbling. We arrived home from our trip at about 1am last night and I can already tell that today is going to be one of those I-need-to-stick-my-head-in-a-sink-of-coffee kinda days.
If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen all the fun times we’ve been having in Hot Springs, AR. It’s been awesome, but after nearly two weeks being gone, I will be MORE than happy to sleep in my own bed and cook in my own kitchen again.
Now let’s talk soup, which I’m pretty sure is the REAL reason you’re here. 😉
Raise your hand if you adore Panera with every ounce of your soul.
*raises both hands while doing an Irish jig.*
Don’t picture that. Your eyeballs might fall off.
Anywhoooo today’s soup is a spin-off of Panera Bread’s oh-so cozy and 100% best-ever broccoli cheddar-cheese soup. Except this is MY version and MY version doesn’t even require having to change outta your pajamas or put makeup on.
In other words, you don’t even have to leave the house to eat Panera-style. Or shell out the big bucks just for a teeny-tiny little bowl of soup.
It’s also a plus that this soup is about 1.5 billion times tastier than Panera. Seriously, it is so SO creamy and cheesy. Loaded with tender broccoli and shredded carrots, and SURPRISE! It’s even lower in calories if you can believe that. 😀
No, I can’t. But I’m not going to question it either. 😉
But it’s true: Panera’s broccoli cheese soup has a whopping 330 calories just in one bowl. My version is only 230 calories per bowl.
That’s a 100 calorie difference, guys. Wowzers….
You kinda need this soup on your lunch menu this weekend. Pair it with some freshly-baked bread and your lunch hour is complete.
I’m sharing this Broccoli Cheese Soup over on Dessert Now Dinner Later today, so hop on over there to get the recipe! Happy soup-slurping. 🙂
Hope you had a great time in Arkansas! This soup looks deeeliiiccccious! Josh is obsessed with Panera’s broccoli cheese soup, but this looks better 😉
We had a great time! Happy to be home though. 🙂 And you should totally make this soup for Josh! He’ll love you forever I guarantee. LOL. 😉
Hope you are having a great time! That is a long time to be away from home. I’m spending my third night in a hotel room and can not wait to get home and see my dog!
This soup looks totally amazing. Love ordering soup at Panera, but this one looks so much better!
I heard about you and your sons college visits—Hope that’s going well for you guys!
And you would totally love this soup, girl! Blows Panera away. 😉
Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel says
Oh yeah, yum! I love how chunky this soup is… sometimes broccoli-cheese soups are too runny. Chunks are the best! This looks so hearty and delish.
That’s so true—I can’t stand runny broccoli cheese soup. Thick and chunky is definitely the way to go! 😀 Thanks Jess!
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
Sarah! A Panera just opened next to my work, and I’ve gotten broccoli cheese soup for lunch a few times a week ever since. I’m obsessed! I can’t wait to make it myself!
Ahh!! LUCKY. I would probably end up going there for lunch everyday! 😀 LMK if you make this soup, Natalie! 😉