Have you ever had modern Caprese sandwich Panera? Panera is known to be an American bakery-cafe chain store with 2,000 locations throughout the States. Originally, it is named St. Louis Bread Co, and later on was named Panera, which was originated from a similar Latin word meaning ‘bread basket’. No wonder, this bakery-cafe franchise has various breads and sandwich as their main products.

One of their products is that Caprese sandwich. This sandwich is suitable for vegetarians despite its mozzarella use. The specialty lies in pesto presence. Moreover, Panera always uses fresh ingredients, making it become one of the bakery loved by many.

If you love Caprese sandwich by Panera, why don’t you try making it? Follow these instructions below to get your homemade modern Caprese sandwich Panera.


  • 4 slices of Panera Hearty-white whole grain bread.
  • ¼ cup of divided basil pesto
  • 4 oz sliced Roma tomatoes
  • 6 oz sliced mozzarella

With only four ingredients, are you ready to make a similar sandwich with Panera’s? Continue by doing this procedure below.

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Prepare a panini press, or if you don’t have one, a non-stick skillet. Set it on medium heat.
  2. Have two slices of bread and then spread 1 tablespoon pesto on each slice. Put mozzarella cheese slice and sliced tomatoes onto each bread.
  3. Top the stacking with the remaining bread.
  4. Toast your sandwich in either panini press or skillet. If you are using a panini press, toast the sandwich for around 3-4 minutes. If you are just using no-stick skillet, then per side you can toast it for about 2 minutes.

Aside from knowing the procedure to make the sandwich, why don’t we talk about this Caprese sandwich Panera nutrition facts? Per serving (1 sandwich), you will get around 550 calories which are derived from 32 grams of fat, 41 grams of carbohydrate, and 26 gram of protein. Definitely, this is a quite balanced meal.

You can add more dietary fiber by adding some sort of vegetables into it if you like. For this recipe, you will only get around 1 gram of dietary fiber, which may be considered as a low amount. The FDA recommends taking at least 28 grams of dietary fiber per day, in accordance of 2,000 calorie diet intake.

The fats are definitely coming with the largest amount from the mozzarella cheese (keep in mind that pesto also has Parmesan cheese as its ingredients). If you are a vegan, opt to use non-dairy mozzarella cheese which you may find in your nearest grocery store.

So, that is the recipe of Caprese sandwich which you can make with Panera bread. See, making modern Caprese sandwich Panera isn’t that challenging, right?


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