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The Best Panera Flatbread Pizzas, Ranked

By Lana Kisner | December 12, 2023

Panera Bread may be best known for its soups and sandwiches, but their flatbread pizzas should not be overlooked. From classic Margherita to Chipotle Chicken & Bacon, Panera’s pizza menu offers a few flavorful options that are perfect for sharing. You can even order them as part of their “Pizza Family Feast” deal and mix and match the flavors to please every tastebud. Here are all of Panera’s pizzas ranked from worst to best.

4. Cheese

The Cheese Flatbread Pizza was one of the original flavors Panera offered when they first introduced the flatbread pizza line to their menu. It’s a great option for vegetarians (or meat eaters) who want to order and share multiple dishes. It’s a thin-crust pizza topped with tomato bell pepper sauce and a blend of fontina and mozzarella cheeses. If you want to customize it, you can add more of the cheese or sauce, but that’s pretty much it.

3. Margherita

The Margherita Flatbread Pizza brings in some classic Mediterranean flavors to the mix. It starts with their thin flatbread layered with tomato bell pepper sauce. Fresh mozzarella and a blend of mozzarella and fontina cheeses are melted on top, while vine-ripened tomatoes and basil leaves give it that Margherita flavor we all know and love.

2. Pepperoni

No pizza menu would be complete without pepperoni pizza, right? While Panera didn’t include it in their original lineup, it was added just a few months later. The dough here is their classic, thin flatbread, which is topped with tomato bell pepper sauce. Fresh mozzarella and a blend of mozzarella and fontina cheeses are layered on, and these are topped with a generous amount of thick sliced pepperoni. If you want more on your pizza, you can request extra of any ingredient for an additional charge.

1. Chipotle Chicken & Bacon

The Chipotle Chicken and Bacon is the most unique pizza at Panera Bread, and it’s my personal favorite. Some may prefer the reliable classics, but I think the delicious flavor combinations on this pizza work really well. It combines smoked, pulled chicken with applewood-smoked bacon, which automatically levels it up. It comes with the usual mozzarella and fontina cheese blend, but the sauces here are garlic cream and chipotle aioli, which give the pizza a burst of flavor. Everything is then topped with fresh cilantro for that final herbal touch.  

About the Author

Lana Kisner is a writer on the team with more than 15 years of experience in the food service industry. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, exploring new restaurants, listening to live music, and hiking with her dog.