Cheesy Broccoli cheddar and rice soup

Easy make at home soup


Who loves to go to Panera bread for their broccoli cheddar soup?

I sure do but just wait till you see how easy this soup is and oh man the cheesy thick consistency with yummy broccoli and rice oh man what a perfect partnership.

So the next time you are craving that comforting broccoli cheese soup from your favorite Panera bread, grab the ingredients and make it yourself for a nice comfort filled evening at home with those you love most!

Cheesy Broccoli cheddar and rice soup

Recipe by The Closet CookCourse: MainCuisine: soupDifficulty: easy


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Comfort in a bowl


  • 1 medium head of broccoli crowns

  • 1 medium onion diced

  • 2 celery stalks diced

  • 1 carrot shredded

  • 1 stick of butter

  • 1 cup minute rice

  • 1 can cream of celery soup

  • 1 can cheddar cheese soup

  • 1 can of evaporated milk

  • 2 cup can chicken broth

  • 4 cup box chicken broth

  • 1 tbsp garlic powder

  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a soup pot melt 1 stick butter and saute onions, celery and carrots until tender
  • Add cream of celery soup and 5 cups of chicken broth
  • Add cut up broccoli crowns and bring to a boil, cook 15 minutes or until broccoli is tender
  • Take 1 cup of rice and add 1 cup of chicken broth cook and add to soup
  • Add cheddar soup and stir until completely melted and incorporated
  • Turn heat off
  • Add can of evaporated milk and stir in 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • Enjoy with crackers, toasted baguette or the soup is awesome solo

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