Instant Pot Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup

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  • Everyone knows that the best Panera soup is their broccoli cheddar soup. This Instant Pot Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup makes the delicious, hearty and comforting soup an easy weeknight dinner.

    An easy instant pot recipe that tastes even better than the original Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup. Ready in just 30 minutes! #panerasoup #instantpotsouprecipes #broccolicheddarsoup #easyinstantpotrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

    Instant Pot Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup is one of the easiest copycat recipes you’ll ever make. This easy instant pot broccoli cheddar soup is guaranteed to become a family favorite weeknight meal.

    I must admit that Panera Bread is a weakness of mine.

    If I’m out running errands around lunch time, there’s a high probability that I’m going to swing by Panera, even if it would take the same amount of time to just go home and grab something from the fridge. It’s also my go-to place for lunch dates with friends and colleagues.

    An easy instant pot recipe that tastes even better than the original Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup. Ready in just 30 minutes! #panerasoup #instantpotsouprecipes #broccolicheddarsoup #easyinstantpotrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

    My order is the same, every time – a big, steaming bowl of Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup. Sometimes I’ll get it as a side with a sandwich but usually, especially in the winter, I just go all-in and get only Panera soup.

    Either way, I never leave Panera without my broccoli cheddar soup. Or French Onion- their French Onion Soup is surprisingly delicious too!

    An easy instant pot recipe that tastes even better than the original Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup. Ready in just 30 minutes! #panerasoup #instantpotsouprecipes #easyinstantpotrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

    I love the Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup so much that I found myself craving it even when Panera was nowhere in sight so I decided to try making my own copycat version at home. Hello, SOUP!

    I don’t have the time or patience for a soup that takes all day to simmer and cook so I decided to give it a try in my current kitchen obsession, my Instant Pot. If you are just getting used to yours, make sure to check out my Instant Pot for Beginners!

    The result? This Instant Pot Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup tastes exactly like the real Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup!

    And… it is ready, from prepping the veggies to your first steaming mouthful, in 30 minutes. It’s now one of my favorite easy instant pot recipes.

    An easy instant pot recipe that tastes even better than the original Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup. Ready in just 30 minutes! #panerasoup #instantpotsouprecipes #easyinstantpotrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

    What makes this one of the best instant pot soup recipes? Well, first and foremost, because it’s easy. Just a handful of ingredients, most of which you probably already have on hand.

    And, well, it’s cheesy. What’s better than a deliciously cheesy soup, especially an extra cheesy version of your favorite Panera soup?

    There’s no denying that broccoli cheddar soup is comfort food. I particularly curling up with a bowl of this on a dreary, gray dear. If you’re feeling in need of an additional dose of comfort food, try serving this in a bread bowl. Delicious.

    An easy instant pot recipe that tastes even better than the original Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup. Ready in just 30 minutes! #panerasoup #instantpotsouprecipes #easyinstantpotrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

    Oh, and for those of you with kids, this Instant Pot Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup is a great way to sneak in an extra serving of veggies! (Though, really, that’s a good trick for adults too!)

    Even if you’ve never tried Panera soup before, this broccoli cheddar soup will quickly become one of your favorite instant pot soup recipes!

    Please note that you can easily double this soup by doubling the amount of ingredients, but you do not need to change the cooking time. However, this depends on the size of your pressure cooker.

    Generally speaking, never fill your pressure cooker more than 1/2 to 2/3 full, although with raw broccoli, there is a ton of air between, so this is hard to judge. You should be fine in a 6qt or larger pressure cooker.

    An easy instant pot recipe that tastes even better than the original Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup. Ready in just 30 minutes! #panerasoup #instantpotsouprecipes #easyinstantpotrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

    Since you like this instant pot soup recipe, you’ll probably like these other easy instant pot recipes:

    Tools for making Instant Pot Panera Broccoli Cheddar Cheese:

    Instant Pot – You’ll need one of these to make Instant Soup!

    French Onion Soup Crocks– these are oven safe bowls perfect for serving any soup!  I personally like the old school brown porcelain with a handle. It makes it easier to transfer from the baking sheet to a serving plate.

    An easy instant pot recipe that tastes even better than the original Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup. Ready in just 30 minutes! #panerasoup #instantpotsouprecipes #broccolicheddarsoup #easyinstantpotrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

     

     

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    An easy instant pot recipe that tastes even better than the original Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup. Ready in just 30 minutes! #panerasoup #instantpotsouprecipes #easyinstantpotrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com
    Instant Pot Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    15 mins
    Pressure Building
    5 mins
    Total Time
    25 mins
     

    An easy instant pot recipe that tastes even better than the original Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup. Ready in just 30 minutes! 

    Course: Main Dish, Soup
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: broccoli cheddar soup, panera soup
    Servings: 6
    Calories: 516 kcal
    Author: Jessica Formicola
    Ingredients
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1/2 cup onion , chopped
    • 1/4 cup flour
    • 2 cloves garlic , minced
    • 1 cup carrot , grated
    • 1 head broccoli , florets only, cut into small bunches
    • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
    • 2 cups vegetable stock
    • 2 cups cream
    • 2 cups cheddar , grated
    • Fine sea salt and pepper
    Instructions
    1. Set Instant Pot to saute function. Add butter and chopped onion, saute for 2 minutes.
    2. Add flour and garlic, saute for an additional 2 minutes.
    3. Add carrots, broccoli, nutmeg and vegetable stock.
    4. Change setting to manual, high pressure and set for 15 minutes.
    5. Use quick release method.
    6. Stir in cream and cheddar. Season to your liking fine sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Broccoli will easily break into small pieces. 

    7. Serve hot with crusty bread.
    8. If you've tried this recipe, make sure to come back and let us know how you liked it! 

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    Recipe Notes

    Please note that you can easily double this soup by doubling the amount of ingredients, but you do not need to change the cooking time. However, this depends on the size of your pressure cooker.

    Generally speaking, never fill your pressure cooker more than 1/2 to 2/3 full, although with raw broccoli, there is a ton of air between, so this is hard to judge. You should be fine in a 6qt or larger pressure cooker. 

    Nutrition Facts
    Instant Pot Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 516 Calories from Fat 396
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 44g 68%
    Saturated Fat 27g 135%
    Cholesterol 153mg 51%
    Sodium 643mg 27%
    Potassium 504mg 14%
    Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
    Sugars 4g
    Protein 14g 28%
    Vitamin A 119.3%
    Vitamin C 113.2%
    Calcium 38.3%
    Iron 7.2%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

     

     

    An easy instant pot recipe that tastes even better than the original Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup. Ready in just 30 minutes! #panerasoup #instantpotsouprecipes #broccolicheddarsoup #easyinstantpotrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

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