How to make Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup

*Ingredients :

°1 tsp butter
°1/2 onion chopped
°1/4 c melted butter
°1/4 c flour
°2 c half and half cream
°2 cups of chicken broth
°1/2 lb fresh broccoli
°1 cup carrots, julienned
°1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
 °8 ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese
°salt and pepper

*How to do it :

Sauté the onion in the butter. Put aside.
Cook the melted butter and the flour using a whisk over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Stir constantly and add half and half.
Add the chicken broth. Let simmer for 20 minutes.
Adding broccoli, carrot / onions. Cooking on low heat for 21-25 min.
add salt / pepper. Can be pureed in a blender, but I don't. Return to the heat and add the cheese. Stir in the nutmeg.

Enjoy !