Many home chefs create their own copycat recipes for Panera Bread menu items, and several are posted online at websites such as Food.com, CDKitchen.com, ShugarySweets.com, AllRecipes.com and LeCremeDeLaCrumb.com. Copycat recipes do not necessarily follow the official restaurant cooking techniques, but it is often hard to taste the difference.
Food.com has the best selection of Panera Bread recipes, featuring 40 different user-created variations. Recipes include the restaurant's popular creamy potato soup, steak bistro salad, Asiago strata and more. ShugarySweets.com has a taste-alike recipe for Panera's macaroni and cheese, and AllRecipes.com features a copycat broccoli cheddar soup recipe.
Six Panera Bread recipes are posted at CDKitchen.com, including Asian sesame chicken salad, five-onion soup and butterscotch bread pudding. The recipe for Panera Bread's Fuji apple chicken salad is available at LeCremeDeLaCrumb.com.