This Famous Copycat Macaroni & Cheese Recipe Is Not Your Ordinary Mac & Cheese by Donna John

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9 months ago

This Famous Copycat Macaroni & Cheese Recipe Is Not Your Ordinary Mac & Cheese

Chick-fil-a describes their macaroni and cheese as "a classic macaroni and cheese recipe featuring a special blend of cheeses including Parmesan, cheddar and Romano. Baked in-restaurant to form a crispy top layer of baked cheese." As usual, Chick-fil-a did a wonderful job on their macaroni and cheese recipe. The side dish is creamy with a depth of flavor that many macaroni and cheese recipes lack.

Here's a copycat version of Chick-fil-a's macaroni and cheese recipe that comes pretty darn close to the creamy one served in the restaurants. The mac and cheese is baked in a 13x9-inch baking pan, so it makes quite a bit. You could easily cut this copycat recipe is half.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings: 12


  • 1 bag (16 ounces) elbow macaroni, cooked to al dente in salted water
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 pound (about 4 cups) grated American cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese

Here's how to make it:

  1. Pour the cream into a large pot. Over low heat, add the American, Parmesan and Romano cheeses. Cook, stirring, until cheese has melted and sauce is smooth. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. 
  2. Stir in the cooked pasta. Pour the mixture into a 13x9-inch baking pan. Top with the sharp cheddar cheese.
  3. Broil for a few minutes or until the cheese begins to turn light brown. 

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Donna John
Has this yesterday and it is DELICIOUS. Trying to get my grandson to try it, but he's stuck on the waffle fries. :-)
Wow does this look good. Mmm.
Elisa Schmitz
This sounds delicious, Donna John . I am LOL about your grandson, ha!

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