Panera Launches New Broccoli Cheddar Mac and Cheese


Panera Bread mashes up two classic fan-favorites with the introduction of the new Broccoli Cheddar Mac & Cheese.

This is the first time that the cafe is mashing up two iconic menu items, and to celebrate the occasion, the chain has partnered with two-time Grammy Award Winner, Michael Bolton, for the release of a new digital short called “When Some Mac Loves Broccoli Cheddar.”

Panera’s new Broccoli Cheddar Mac and Cheese is a new recipe that combines two different cheddar cheese sauces into a single creamy blend that’s simmered with seasoned broccoli florets and julienned carrots.

The Broccoli Cheddar Mac & Cheese is available now at Panera bakery-cafes nationwide for a suggested price of $5.79 or as part of a You Pick 2 order. It can also be found in the refrigerated deli aisle at select grocery retailers nationwide as the latest addition to brand’s line of cafe-inspired grocery products.

According to a press release, the new menu item is “free from artificial preservatives, sweeteners, flavors, or colors from artificial sources as defined by our No No List.”

Broccoli Cheddar Mac and Cheese Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 1 cup (245g)
  • 380 calories
  • 198 calories from fat
  • 22 grams of fat
  • 13 grams of saturated fat
  • 970 milligrams of sodium
  • 26 grams of carbs
  • 6 grams of sugar
  • 17 grams of protein
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