Dining Out In? Try Making Panera’s Sourdough Bread Bowl at Home!

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many of us have been limiting our restaurant visits and enjoying home-cooked meals while social distancing. But who says you need to miss out on grabbing a bite with family and friends at your favorite fast-food joint or bakery? If you’re craving a meal from Panera Bread and don’t feel much like taking a trip, why not make your own version of the famous dish – their famous sourdough bread bowl!


• 1 loaf sourdough bread
• 1/4 cup melted butter
• 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
• 1 tablespoon minced garlic
• 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
• 1 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
• 1 teaspoon Italian herb blend


1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cut the sourdough loaf into four equal-sized pieces.
2. In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, olive oil, garlic, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and Italian herb blend.
3. Brush the mixture generously over the four pieces of sourdough.
4. Place the four pieces on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden and crispy.
6. Remove pan from oven and let cool before serving.

The end result is a delightful combination of crunchy and warm flavors. The sourdough is toasted to perfection and the herbs give it a nice touch of savory and aromatic seasoning. And the best part? You can prepare the meal quickly and easily in just a few steps.

This cozy, delicious dish is the perfect treat for a chilly winter day. Serve it with a creamy soup or a hearty salad for a complete and satisfying meal. You can also top it with some cheese or a drizzle of olive oil for an extra burst of flavor.

This recipe is inspired by the classic Panera Sourdough Bread Bowl, but of course you can add your own touches to make it your own. The possibilities are endless – why not try adding pesto or chopped nuts? Or why not get creative and use a combination of different herbs and spices?

So if you’re looking for a quick and satisfying meal that’s full of flavor, whip up a batch of Panera’s Sourdough Bread Bowl. It’s sure to be a hit with everyone in the family!