Hearty Cheese Soup Panera Bread
Panera Bread Soup Recipe Ingredients
* 5 tablespoons butter
* 2 medium carrots, chopped
* 2 celery ribs, chopped
* 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
* 1 medium onion, chopped
* 1 cup mushroom, chopped
* 1/2 cup cooked ham or cooked bacon
* 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
* 2 tablespoons cornstarch
* 4 cups chicken broth
* 4 cups milk
* 1/2 teaspoon paprika
* 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
* 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
* 1 lb sharp cheddar cheese
* ground pepper
* bread, bowls (optional)
Panera Bread Soup Recipe Instructions
1.In a large stockpot, melt butter or margarine.
2.Add chopped veggies and ham or bacon and cook over medium heat until veggies are slightly tender, about 10 minutes.
Stir in flour and cornstarch. Cook, stirring constantly, about 3 minutes.
4.Add broth and continue stirring until slightly thickened.
5.Add milk and spices.
6.Add cheese gradually, stirring until cheese is melted. To avoid curdling, do not allow soup to boil after cheese is added.
7.Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve, piping hot in a hollowed Sourdough bread bowl...enjoy the soup !
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