Panera Bread (called St. Louis Bread Company in the St. Louis metropolitan area) is a chain of bakery–cafĂ© 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.

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Bacon and Eggs in a Bread Bowl



BACON and EGGS in a Bread Bowl
Paner Bread Recipe

Serve 6

2 slices pork bacon, chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion
4 cups (6 oz) spinach, thick stems removed, chopped
5 large eggs, lightly beaten
2/3 cup part skim ricotta cheese
6 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
pinch of cayenne pepper
2 Panera Bread Sourdough Bread Bowls

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil. Cook the chopped bacon in a large skillet until crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove to paper towels to drain. Pour off all but 1 teaspoon of the fat. Add the onion and cook until soft and golden, 4 to 6 minutes. Add the spinach, cover, and cook until wilted, 2 to 3 minutes, stirring spinach from bottom to top once or twice. Drain off any excess water and transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl. Add beaten eggs, bacon, ricotta, 3 tablespoons of Parmesan, oregano, salt, pepper, and cayenne to the bowl. Stir gently until combined.

Cut out the tops of both Panera Bread Sourdough Bread Bowls as if making jack-o-lanterns out of pumpkins. Remove bread from inside, leaving about a 1/2 inch thick shell of crust. Save or freeze the bread, including the top crust, for another use, such as bread crumbs or croutons. Place bread bowls on prepared baking sheet. Scrape filling into bread bowls and sprinkle with remaining 3 tablespoons of Parmesan. Bake, without the top crust of bread, until filling is set and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 45-55 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes before serving. Using a serrated knife, cut each bowl into 3 wedges, like a peace sign.

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