A holiday they’ll remember

Simply Great Gatherings

A holiday they’ll remember.

The party’s at your house this year? Don’t stress. It’s easy to bite off more than you can chew when planning a menu, so let Panera at Home help you impress your guests.

Apps are where it’s at when it comes to holiday entertaining, and Soup Shooters will steal the show. Their bright colors and exciting flavors are easy to create and enjoy in just a few sips. With the variety of Panera at Home Soups available, the possibilities are very nearly endless, so here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Creamy Tomato Soup with grilled cheese croutons

    It’s simple, just pour in our Creamy Tomato Soup and top with a grilled cheese “crouton” on a decorative skewer. Knock out a bunch of these all at once by toasting your sandwiches on a sheet pan in the oven. Dial up the flavor by using Panera Tomato Basil bread.

  • Autumn Squash Soup with crème fraiche

    For a sweet-and-savory combination that is just perfect for the season, try Panera Autumn Squash Soup. Add a dollop of crème fraiche and a pinch of chopped sage for flavor and effect.

  • Broccoli Cheddar Soup with frizzled onions

    You simply can’t go wrong with our fan-favorite Broccoli Cheddar Soup. Offset the rich cheese with a tangy frizzled onion or two and a sprinkle of chopped chives.

  • Baked Potato Soup with bacon!

    Start with Panera Baked Potato Soup and load it up, potato style. Sprinkle on chopped bacon and chives and serve with a cheddar cheese bread stick to achieve that wow factor.

The beans in our Black Bean Soup make this a heartier sip, and one your guests will surely remember. Top with a dollop of sour cream, finely diced red pepper and a pinch of chopped cilantro.

While an all-soup-shooter party sounds delicious to us, if you’d like to round out your spread with some toothier apps, give these ideas a try:

  • Shrimp Caesar Salad in Parmesan Cups

    Nestled in crispy parmesan cups and topped with marinated shrimp, this is no ordinary salad. With Panera Caesar Dressing, this fun appetizer is dressed to impress.

  • Cherry Balsamic Chicken Crostini

    Deceptively simple and flavorful, these crostini made with our Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing come together in 15 minutes (but they’ll think it took all day!)

  • Hot Broccoli Cheddar Bacon Dip

    Cheese? Bacon? You can’t go wrong with this party dip, made with our Broccoli Cheddar Soup and perfect for all kinds of dippers – veggies, crackers, pretzel thins and more.

  • Tex Mex Spoonbread Bites

    Panera Chicken Tortilla Soup and corn bread mix -- just two ingredients are all it takes to create these fun poppables.

No party would be complete without a little something sweet. This coffee-inspired dip, featuring our Dark Roast or Italian Espresso, is a simply elegant treat. 

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