On my once-a-month trip through Costco today I spotted this:
Several years ago when we lived in California, Panera was one of our favorite lunch spots. Alas, Panera has yet to open a location here in Utah. This Broccoli Cheddar Soup was one of Mr. Dinner’s on Me’s favorites. He’d order the soup in a bread bowl and if I wanted a taste I had to get it quick before it disappeared.
Once we returned to Utah, I had to find a way to satisfy our craving for this soup. After doing some research online, I found a clone recipe – a pretty close clone too.
I was so excited to find this soup today (and I hope Costco starts carrying some of Panera’s other soups.) I tried it tonight for dinner with some slices of crusty bread. Oh so perfect for a fall dinner.
Now just a note: I will always prefer to make my own food from scratch rather than buying pre-made stuff like this. However, there are nights (we all have them, right?) where if I want a hot meal then pre-made soup is a great option! The package came with two tubs, we ate one and froze one for another busy night.