Panera’s Copycat Broccoli and Cheddar Instant Pot Soup

Panera’s Copycat Broccoli and Cheddar Instant Pot soup is Creamy and Delicious warms up your soul on those freezing cold winter days. This is actually better than Panera’s soup and done right at home in your Instant Pot or Pressure cooker. I think I could have Instant Pot Soups every single day I love them so much.

Instant Pot Broccoli and Cheddar Soup Panera’s CopycatSave

There is nothing better than a bowl of Panera’s Broccoli and Cheddar soup in a bread bowl. When I was working in the clinic we use to order takeout from Panera’s I always got the soup in a bread bowl. I could not wait to convert this recipe to the Instant Pot, of course, I did not have any bread bowls at home. I love all types of Instant Pot Soups I think it’s my new obsession. I really like CopyCat Instant Pot Soups Like Panera’s Chicken and Wild Rice Soup, Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana Instant Pot Soup, and regular Loaded Potato Soup in the Instant Pot…


1 pound fresh broccoli chopped
8 oz cheddar cheese
1 small onion chopped
3 cups chicken broth
2 cups milk or heavy cream
1 cup shredded carrots
2 tbs hot sauce (optional)
1/4 tsp nutmeg


Place chopped onion, carrots, broccoli, Nutmeg, and chicken broth in the Pot.

Place on Manual high pressure for 15 minutes.
Do a quick release and stir in milk or heavy cream.
place pot back on saute until for about 5 minutes. Do not bring to boil
Stir in cheese and hot sauce after cheese is melted.

Serve with bread or crackers.
Recipe Notes
Stir in a dash of hot sauce after cheese is melted to enhance the flavor.