May 22, 2024

Are you ready to learn how to make the most impressive and delicious soup? This Panera copycat cream of cheddar broccoli soup is not vegan and looks remarkably like the original! Although this recipe looks complicated, it is easy to make and packed with wholesome nutrients. It’s creamy, cheesy, comforting, and a much healthier alternative to the famous Panera version. This soup is served uniquely in a bread bowl and sprinkled with shredded vegan cheese and a garnish of cilantro.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • Olive oil
  • Vegan butter
  • Onion, diced
  • Bay leaf
  • Garlic, minced
  • Carrots, grated
  • All-purpose flour
  • Veggie broth
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Smoked paprika
  • Liquid smoke
  • Broccoli florets, chopped
  • Olive brine
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Unsweetened plant-based milk
  • Vegan cream
  • Turmeric
  • Lemon juice
  • Sourdough bread


  1. In a large pot, on medium heat, add olive oil and vegan butter.
  2. Add onions, and saute until golden brown.
  3. Add garlic, carrots, and bay leaf, lower, and saute.
  4. Add flour, salt, pepper, and smoked paprika, and stir.
  5. Add veggie broth, nutritional yeast, olive brine, turmeric, and broccoli florets.
  6. Cook for a couple of minutes until the broccoli has softened up.
  7. Add plant-based milk and cream, add optional garnish and serve!

Panera’s Vegan Copycat Cream of Cheddar Soup

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Bread Crusted Creamy Tomato Soup

Bread Crusted Creamy Tomato Soup

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For many of us, tomato soup evokes childhood memories of chilly days and warm, comforting dinners on busy days. This bread-crusted tomato soup by Monica Stevens Le takes it to the next level. Coconut milk makes it creamy and decadent, while Thai basil adds a hint of freshness. Then, it’s topped with a pot pie crust, pesto, and a dollop of cool coconut cream. The mixture of the salty crust and the creamy tomato flavors are reminiscent of eating tomato soup with toasted bread.

Cheesy Broccoli Soup

Cheesy Broccoli Soup

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This vegan broccoli and cheese soup by Taylor Kiser is so thick, rich, and creamy that you would never know it’s dairy-free! Made with less than 10 ingredients, including cashews (for creaminess) and vegetable broth (for savory flavor), this dish is super easy to whip up. Enjoy this comforting soup on its own, or serve it with toasted bread for dipping.

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