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.




Butternut Squash Soup

Panera Bread Recipe

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 small onion
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary (1 teaspoon dried)
1 small butternut squash, chopped
6 1/3 cups chicken stock
1 1/4 cups heavy cream
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
hot pepper sauce

Melt butter over medium heat in a large saucepan. Add the onion and rosemary and cook until soft for about 5 minutes.

Add the chopped squash, chicken stock, heavy cream, salt, white pepper and hot sauce.  Reduce the heat and cover. Simmer for about 2 hours or until the squash is tender.

To Serve: Use a blend to puree the hot soup. Toast the walnuts to use for a garnish. serve in a bread bowl.

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