Panera Bread (called St. Louis Bread Company in the St. Louis metropolitan area) is a chain of bakery–café quick casual restaurants in the United States and Canada that sells breads, sandwiches, soups, salads, and other bakery items. This site will provide copycat recipes and recipes using products sold at the Panera Bread restaurants. Panera Bread Co. has 1,736 bakery cafes in 45 states and Canada under the Panera Bread, Saint Louis Bread Co. and Paradise Bakery & Cafe brands.




Curried Pumpkin Soup

Curried Pumpkin Soup
Panera Bread Recipe

Serves 4

1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup chopped onions
¾ cup chopped carrots
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
1 ½ teaspoons curry powder
1 ½ to 2 cups vegetable broth
2 cans (15 ounces each) 100 percent pumpkin puree
1 cup canned coconut milk
½ teaspoon salt
Pinch of sugar
8 thin slices from Panera Bread Three Seed Demi Bread, toasted

Heat oil and butter in large saucepan over medium heat until hot. Add onion, carrot, garlic, ginger, and curry powder. Cook until carrots are soft, 5 to 8 minutes. Pour in 1 1/2 cups of broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in pumpkin, coconut milk, salt, and sugar, and cook 2 minutes. Transfer to a blender or food processor and puree until very smooth.  Return to pan and heat through. Served with the toasted slices of Panera Bread Three Seed Demi Bread.

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