20 Panera Copycat Recipes You Can Make at Home

Learn how to recreate your favorite Panera dishes at home with these delicious copycat recipes! From their famous broccoli cheddar soup to their mouthwatering mac and cheese, you can now enjoy all of your Panera favorites without leaving the house. Whether you’re craving a cozy soup or a hearty sandwich, these recipes will satisfy your Panera cravings and impress your friends and family.

Summer Corn Chowder

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Savor the flavor of Panera corn chowder year round with this delicious recipe. It starts with wholesome, simple ingredients to make a creamy, thick corn chowder. Your family will love this twenty minute recipe for fast food at home.

Get the recipe: Summer Corn chowder

Tomato Mozzarella Flatbread

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This is such a tasty and easy dupe to make at home. Tomato and mozzarella flatbreads make a great lunch when you crave something cheesy. This is ready in twenty five minutes and tastes just like the discontinued option. Serve with chips or mac and cheese on the side.

Get the recipe: Tomato mozzarella flatbread

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

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The Panera version of broccoli cheddar soup is so good. But this homemade copycat? It is even better! This recipe is so easy, it needs only thirty minutes, and it is packed with veggies and real cheddar cheese for a delicious dupe at home.

Get the recipe: Broccoli cheddar soup

Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich

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This vegan version of sandwich is made without feta cheese for a nutritious and delicious knock off of the popular Panera sandwich. Grab some tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, lettuce and peppers to layer between your favorite bread slices. This fast and filling sammy is perfect for summer when your garden is producing plenty of fresh veggies.

Get the recipe: Mediterranean veggie sandwich

Chicken Thai Salad

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A crunchy, fresh chicken Thai salad would hit the spot on a warm summer day. It has all of the flavor of Panera, but you can make one for each member of the family for less than one plate at the restaurant. With tender chicken, lettuce, cabbage, peppers, edamame and the best Thai dressing, this is one dish that you know your family will gobble up.

Get the recipe: Chicken Thai salad

Greek Salad

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Save some cash and get the flavor of a favorite Panera salad at home. This recipe is so easy to assemble with peppers, olives, onions, tomatoes and feta it offers a medley of great greek flavors in each bite. You are going to want to make this copycat on repeat this summer.

Get the recipe: Greek salad

Mac and Cheese

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If you are craving creamy cheesy comfort food, you will want to make this copycat mac and cheese. It tastes just like the Panera option but is so easy. You can have this ready in 25 minutes for a cheesy dinner that everyone will happily dig into.

Get the recipe: Mac and cheese

Kitchen Sink Cookies

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Treat yourself to a Panera cookie, from your home kitchen. You can make a dozen of them for the price of a single cookie in store. You likely have most of the ingredients needed in your pantry.

Get the recipe: Kitchen sink cookies.

Turkey Apple Cheddar Sandwiches

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The combination of turkey, cheddar and apple slices is so good that once you bite into this Panera copycat, you will want to make this sandwich often. It is delicious and has such a yummy crunch thanks to the apple slices and lettuce.

Get the recipe: Turkey apple and cheddar sandwiches

Napa Almond Chicken Salad

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This napa almond chicken salad is so good that anyone you serve it to, will swear it came from Panera. With tender chunks of chicken in a creamy sauce with chunks of grapes and crunchy almonds, it makes the perfect lunch. Add this to your meal plan for easy on the go meals.

Get the recipe: Napa almond chicken salad.

Tortellini Alfredo

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If you are in the mood for pillowy soft cheese filled tortellini with creamy, rich alfredo sauce, you need to make this recipe. It is a perfect dupe for Panera’s and is so easy to make that you can pull it off on a busy weeknight.

Get the recipe: Tortellini Alfredo

Creamy Tomato Soup

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This is the best creamy tomato soup! It cooks in the instant pot to make a pot of soup that tastes just as yummy as the panera option. Pair with a grilled cheese for yummy comfort food that is ready in no time.

Get the recipe: Creamy tomato soup

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

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A bowl of creamy and hearty chicken and wild rice soup would hit the spot for lunch or dinner. Instead of swinging by Panera, try this easy to recreate copycat. Your family will love it with some bread on the side.

Get the recipe: Chicken and wild rice soup

Panera Thai Chicken Soup

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You can have this copycat on the table in under thirty minutes. It is so flavorful and nourishing, and tastes just like the popular Panera option. The spicy and sweet broth will bring your family back for seconds, every time.

Get the recipe: Panera Chicken Thai soup

Black Bean Soup

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On a chilly fall day, whip up a batch of this creamy, spicy black bean soup. It is just as good as Panera, but only needs 40 minutes to make from start to finish. You can make a pot to feed the family for less than the price of a single bowl in a restaurant.

Get the recipe: Black Bean soup

Tomato Basil Cucumber Salad

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If you need a fresh and flavorful salad to serve for lunch or on the side with dinner, this Panera copycat makes a great option. With just a few ingredients, you can make this dupe that will fool anyone who tries it into thinking it came from the restaurant.

Get the recipe: Tomato basil cucumber salad

Fuji Apple Salad

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As this crispy, crunchy salad is the perfect copycat for the months when it isn’t available at Panera. Instead of having to wait for October, November and December, you can make this year round. You will love the flavor the vinaigrette offers to this seasonal salad.

Get the recipe: Fuji apple salad

Turkey Chili

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Make this turkey chili in the slow cooker for a fuss free copycat recipe that has Panera flavor. Let this soup simmer while you are at work and enjoy a bowl when you get home. You will love this on a cool fall day, or anytime you could go for Panera style soup.

Get the recipe: Turkey chili

Frontega Chicken Panini

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This panini is filled with tasty chicken and melty cheese. It has the same flavor as the pressed sandwich option from Panera. You will love this easy option for lunches at home, and it will help you save some cash from eating out without giving up the meals you enjoy the most.

Get the recipe: Frontega chicken panini

Wild Blueberry Muffins

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No more having to wait in line to take a bite out these blueberry bursting muffins! They have a slight streusel topping that everyone loves.

Get the Recipe: Wild Blueberry Muffins


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