Hearty soups, fresh veggies salad, hot bread, and yummy sandwiches – it’s what Panera Bread is known for. It’s the perfect place to grab lunch, but eating out every day sure gets expensive fast! Luckily, we’ve found 16 yummy copycat Panera bread recipes that are just as the same taste and filling as the restaurant versions.

We have collected tasty copycat Panera recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and even snacks. You will love the recipes we have put together! These easy-to-fix recipes will leave your family wanting more! Read on to find out the best DIY Panera recipes.

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Copycat Panera Bread Recipes You Can Make at Home

Sometimes you feel like eating restaurant-quality food, but you don’t feel like heading to the restaurant! Or paying the restaurant prices. This is where we come in. We have compiled a list of your favorite Panera Bread dish recipes. This list has everything from breakfast items (Blueberry Muffins) to side dishes (Mac and cheese) to main dishes (soups and salads). Keep reading to find your favorite dishes. Comment below if there are any dishes we missed that are your favorites.

1. Copycat Panera Fuji Apple Chicken Salad

Salad anyone! You are going to love this copycat Panera recipe. Fuji Apple Chicken Salad has all you could ever want in a salad: crisp apples, creamy blue cheese, crunchy pecans, and of course, plenty of chicken. This quick and easy recipe is great to use with your leftover chicken breast. This salad will leave you full, satisfied, and wanting more! Here are the ingredients:

  • Boneless Chicken Breasts
  • Seasoning Salt
  • Mixed Greens
  • Tomatoes
  • Red Onion
  • Pecan Halves
  • Gorgonzola or Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • Apple Chips
  • Fuji Apple Salad Dressing

Fuji Apple Chicken Salad

2. Roasted Turkey, Apple, and Cheddar Sandwich

Roasted Turkey, Apple, and Cheddar Sandwich is perfect for those times that you have leftover turkey. This sandwich is a fan favorite. It hits the spot every time! Do you have the following ingredients in the house? If so, you might want to make this sandwich!


  • Turkey
  • Cranberry Walnut Bread or Bread of your choice.
  • Sharp White Cheddar Cheese
  • Gala Apples
  • Honey Mustard
  • Red Onions
  • Lettuce

Roasted Turkey, Apple and Cheddar Sandwich

3. Copycat Panera’s Mac and Cheese

This dish is so good. It is the ultimate comfort food! I could eat this every day. However, my waistline would hate me for it! Nothing says comfort food like Panera’s Mac and Cheese. It goes with everything! The ingredients for this one-dish wonder are:

  • Pasta of your choice
  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Milk
  • Sliced White American Cheese
  • Extra-Sharp White Vermont Shredded Cheddar
  • Kosher Salt

Panera Mac & Cheese

4. Wild Blueberry Muffin

How about a nice Wild Blueberry Muffin to start your day? Okay, take two. Two should do it. This delicious breakfast will keep you satisfied until lunch. You can easily pair this with your beverage of choice, coffee, milk, tea… The recipe for this muffin is easier than you think. Here are the ingredients:

  • Coarse or Raw Sugar
  • Flour
  • Unsalted Butter
  • White Sugar
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Egg
  • Buttermilk
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Frozen Wild Blueberries

Panera Wild Blueberry Muffins

5. Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup

This soup is the best! Broccoli Cheddar Soup is an obsession of mine. I could eat it every day for the rest of my life. For real. So I do not go into bankruptcy I learned how to make it myself with this recipe, quickly and easily! You probably have these ingredients in your home right now. This is the perfect addition to any meal!


  • Broccoli
  • Onion
  • Carrots
  • Butter
  • Purpose Flour
  • Half & Half
  • Chicken Stock
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Nutmeg
  • Salt & Pepper

Panera Broccoli & Cheese Soup Receipe

6. Copycat Panera Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Chicken and wild rice soup is my husband’s absolute favorite! At one point the people at Panera began to expect me to be there during the winter to purchase this soup! It is the perfect soup for those cold winter days. You can make this hearty, filling Chicken and Wild Rice Soup in the slow cooker. Set the timer, tend to other household items and before you know it, it will be done!  How great is that? Here are the ingredients:

  • Diced Carrots
  • DIced Celery
  • Diced Onion
  • Olive Oil
  • Minced Garlic Cloves
  • Chicken Stock
  • Water
  • Milk
  • Pepper
  • Dried Oregano
  • Bay Leaf
  • Chicken Breast
  • Flour
  • Long-grain & Wild Rice
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Scallions
Chicken & Wild Rice Soup
Copycat Panera Chicken & Wild Rice Soup from the Plaid and Paisley Kitchen

7. Copycat Panera Tuna Salad Sandwich

A Tuna Salad Sandwich is my go-to lunch. It is a refreshing meal when you do not want a hot dish. It’s delicious, filling, and comforting. Plus, this super simple tuna salad recipe is oh-so-easy to make! This is the perfect meal to make at home! Here are the ingredients:

  • Tuna of your choice
  • Mayo
  • Sweet Pickle Relish
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Celery
  • Onion
  • Black Pepper

Panera Tuna Salad Sandwich

8. Soba Noodle Broth Bowl with Chicken

If you haven’t tried Panera’s broth bowls yet, they’re amazing. This low-carb meal tastes great and is healthy. And you’ll love making this Soba Noodle Broth Bowl with Chicken at home! Check out this quick & easy recipe’s ingredients:

  • Soba Noodles
  • Chicken Breast
  • Olive Oil
  • Chili Powder
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Shelled Edamame
  • Kale Slaw Mix
  • Alfalfa Sprouts
  • Chicken Broth
  • Soy Sauce

Panera Soba Noodle Broth Bowl with Chicken

9.Panera Tomato Basil Soup

If you love comfort food you will love this Panera Bread copycat recipe for Chicken and wild rice soup. A thick homemade Tomato Basil Soup is all you need to fill you up on a cold day. This pairs great with a grilled cheese sandwich. Here are the simple ingredients:

  • Yellow Onion
  • Olive Oil
  • Butter
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Whole Peeled Tomatoes with Juice
  • Chicken Broth
  • Tomato Paste
  • Brown Sugar
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Dried Oregano
  • Bay Leaf
  • Heavy Cream
  • Basil Leaves

Panera Tomato Basil Soup

10. Copycat Panera Power Chicken Hummus Bowl

For a low-cal salad that packs a lot of flavor, you can’t go wrong with the copycat Power Chicken Hummus Bowl. This is the perfect filling meal that will keep you satisfied without the added calories. Yummo! In this recipe, you can add your choice of hummus. The cilantro-jalapeno is my favorite! Here are the ingredients:

  • Chicken Breast
  • Olive Oil
  • Paprika
  • Poultry Seasoning
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Spanish Leaves
  • Diced Roma Tomatoes
  • English Cucumber
  • Red Union
  • Lemons
  • Cilantro
  • Your Choice of Hummus

Panera Power Chicken Hummus Bowl

11.  Panera Cinnamon Crunch Bagels

Here is another of my favorite Panera specialties. This is a great breakfast treat or serves as an after-meal dessert. Look at the cinnamon and sugar goodness on these Cinnamon Crunch Bagels. Amazing. Now you can make these with this recipe at home! Here ar the ingredients:


  • Warm Water
  • Brown Sugar
  • Active Dry Yeast
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Flour


  • Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cinnamon

Panara Cinnamon Crunch Bagel

12. Copycat Panera Honey Walnut Cream Cheese

After just talking about bagels, we can’t forget the cream cheese! This goes great with any type of bagel. Panera’s Honey Walnut Cream Cheese is the perfect topping to a savory or sweet bagel. Pile it on… it’s so good! This is so easy to make at home. Here are the simple ingredients:

  • Cream Cheese
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Cinnamon
  • Honey
  • Chopped Walnuts

Panera Honey Walnut Cream Cheese

13. BBQ Chopped Chicken Salad

The copycat version of Panera’s BBQ Chopped Chicken Salad is packed with lots of flavor and texture. It’s no longer on their menu, but you’ll love this knock-off version! This salad is so filling you can eat it as a meal. This is the perfect healthy meal option! (Want a lighter salad? Pair a Fresh Tomato and Mozzarella Salad with your favorite salad for lunch.) Here are the ingredients:

  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Corn
  • Black Beans
  • Barbeque Sauce
  • Tortilla Strips
  • Skinless Chicken Breast

Panera BBQ Chopped Chicken Salad

14. Copycat Panera Chocolate Chip Cookies

Everyone loves kitchen sink cookies. Especially the ones from Panera. These Copycat Panera Chocolate Chip Cookies have hundreds of thousands of pins, so you know the recipe will knock your socks off! Who doesn’t love a chewy chocolate chip cookie? You will not be able to eat just one!  Here are the ingredients:

  • Softened Butter
  • Shortening
  • Dark Brown Sugar
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Flour
  • Corn Starch
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Panera Chocolate Chip Cookies

15.  Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup is the ultimate comfort food. Panera has one of the best recipes for this dish. Use some leftover chicken in this hot and delicious Chicken Noodle Soup. It’s the perfect dish when you’re feeling under the weather. My husband loves this dish!!! Here are some of the ingredients:

  • Chicken Breast
  • Chicken Broth
  • Carrots
  • Seasoning
  • Egg Noodles

Panera Chicken Noodle Soup

16.  Asiago Cheese Bread

And finally, you can’t round up a bunch of yummy Panera copycat recipes without mentioning some bread! Asiago Cheese Bread is the stuff dreams are made of, folks. It’ll go perfectly with so many soups, salads… and sandwiches. Or you can just eat it on its own for a snack. You really can’t go wrong. This is one of my absolute favorites! Check out these ingredients:

  • Flour
  • Baking Yeast
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Shredded Asiago Cheese

Panera Asiago Cheese Bread

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