Copycat Panera Bread Crock Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup. ~ I can't say it's EXACTLY like Panera's broccoli cheese soup, but then again, I didn't make it EXACTLY according to the recipe...and it still turned out really good! I subbed veggie broth for the chicken stock and skipped the onion. Overall, it turned out great. Nice soup for a bread bowl in particular.