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Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup

    Ingredients :

    1 tablespoon melted butter
    1/2 medium chopped onion
    1/4 cup melted butter
    1/4 cup flour
    2 cups half-and-half cream
    2 cups chicken stock
    1/2 lb fresh broccoli
    1 cup carrot, julienned
    1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
    8 ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese
    salt and pepper

    How to make it :

    Sauté onion in butter. Set aside.
    Cook melted butter and flour using a whisk over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Stir constantly and add the half & half.
    Add the chicken stock. Simmer for 20 minutes.
    Add the broccoli, carrots and onions. Cook over low heat 20-25 minutes.
    dd salt and pepper. Can be puréed in a blender but I don’t. Return to heat and add cheese. Stir in nutmeg.