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.




Tortellini in Pesto Broth

Panera Bread Recipe

Serves 6

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped
1 rib celery, finely chopped
8 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
20 ounces refrigerated or frozen meat tortellini or cheese tortellini
1/3 cup refrigerated basil pesto
1/2 Panera Bread Ciabatta Loaf, thinly sliced and toasted

Warm the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, carrot, and celery, and cook until the vegetables are just tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the broth and bring it to a boil over high heat.

Add the tortellini, and cook until they float, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the pesto, ladle the pasta into shallow soup bowls, and serve it with the bread.

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