I eat Panera's broccoli and cheddar soup a few times a month and this does not match that soup, BUT, it is good. Adding dijon and hot sauce gets the recipe closer to Panera's, but not all the way there. I used 10 oz of cheese instead of the recommended 8 oz and the soup ended up with a flavor that was too cheesy. Stick with the 8 oz that is recommended. I ended up serving my soup as a fondue with sourdough bread and apples and carrots because it was so cheesy. I used extra sharp and agree with earlier recommendation to go with either sharp or a mix of sharp and extra sharp. One note - if serving in crock pot, which I did, after an hour or two the soup starting losing its smooth consistency. So I recommend serving soon after making it. I will try this recipe again and will add dijon/hot sauce again but this time I will follow the 8 oz sharp cheese recommendation and maybe then it will come closer to Panera.
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I eat Panera's broccoli and cheddar soup a few times a month and this does not match that...