This time of year calls for soup and we can’t get enough of this Instant Pot Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe!
it’s so creamy and full of flavor, we love to serve it with our Homemade Lion House Rolls and Apple Cranberry Walnut Green Chopped Salad Recipe, of course you’ll want these Andes Mint Cookies for dessert!
Ingredients for this Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe:
- 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 onion, diced
- 6 cups broccoli
- 3 cups shredded carrots
- 3 celery stalks, diced
- 4 1/2 cups chicken stock (or vegetable broth)
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 3 cups half and half
- 8-10 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese (more or less, depending on how cheesy you prefer it)
- Salt and pepper (to taste)
How to make Instant Pot Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup:
Press the SAUTE button in the bottom of the Instant Pot and let it heat up.
Add in butter and let t melt, then add in diced onion and saute in butter until onion is translucent (about 2-3 minutes).
Press CANCEL button and add broccoli, carrots, and celery.
Pour in chicken stock on top.
Place cream cheese on top of vegetables (no need to mix it in yet).Place the lid on top of the Instant Pot and move the valve to SEALING.
Press the PRESSURE COOK button and set timer for 3 minutes.
When the timer is done, let the Instant Pot do a NATURAL RELEASE for 5 minutes, then move valve to VENTING.
Remove lid and mix cream cheese in with the vegetables.
Add in shredded cheese and half and half and stir until all cheese is melted and the soup is creamy.
Add salt and pepper as needed.
Serve warm and enjoy!