Cracker Barrel Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Cracker Barrel Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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I love Cracker Barrel Macaroni and Cheese , but, as I have written before there are no Cracker Barrels around me in a 8 hour driving range ( crazy I KNOW)

The Cracker Barrel is one of my favorite places to eat EVER – I got my family hooked on it as well – last year during my book tour in Texas my dad and I went to the Cracker Barrel 4 times in 5 days.  Do you think I love Cracker Barrel?

To get my Cracker Barrel Recipe fix I am making Cracker Barrel Copycat recipes. Here are a few Cracker Barrel Copycat Recipes I have already attempted

Cracker Barrel Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Recipe

Copy Cat Recipe – Cracker Barrel Biscuits

Copy Cat Recipe – Cracker Barrel’s Fried Apples

Copy Cat Recipe Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole

All of the recipes above have been made by me and my family loves them 🙂 I have managed to not go on a Cracker Barrel food run so that tells you how delicious my Cracker Barrel Copycat recipes are !

I have been having a problem with the the Cracker Barrel macaroni and cheese  though – I finally was able to talk to 2 different cooks from the Cracker Barrel ( I seriously HAD to know how to make it at home !)

WELL I got the lowdown on how to make their mac and cheese and I am here to share Cracker Barrel’s Macaroni and Cheese

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So the special parts of this recipe is that chicken broth is used and the unique blend of cheese – colby, velveeta, and parmesan cheese ( crazy combo I know)

BUT trust me it WORKS!

I used heavy cream but 2% milk can work as well

Here is my dad making the roux for the Cracker Barrel macaroni and cheese  – what you cannot hear is me telling him not to burn the flour 10 times

Cracker Barrel Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

If you have never made a roux do not worry I will explain how to make it

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You will not believe how quickly this dish was eaten – gone in 15 minutes FLAT! The final cost was under $10 which is PRETTY awesome and was about 6 servings

Cracker Barrel Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

We really hope you make our Copycat Cracker Barrel Macaroni and Cheese

Enjoy and WE LOVE YOU!

Cracker Barrel Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • ½ cup cream or 2% milk
  • 2 cups shredded colby cheese
  • ½ Cup of Velveeta - cut into small cubes
  • ½ Cup of Parmesan Cheese
  • 2½ cups uncooked pasta
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease a small casserole dish ( 8x8 or smaller)
  2. Cook pasta according to instructions on the package
  3. In a skillet over medium heat - melt butter - slowly whisk in flour ( this is making the roux
  4. Keep whisking and slowly add the chicken broth ( keep WHISKING)
  5. Slowly pour in the cream or milk - whisk whisk whisk
  6. Add parmesan cheese - WHISK
  7. Add the rest of the cheeses SLOWLY - keep whisking till it is a smooth sauce
  8. Add the cooked pasta to the sauce - mix till everything is coated
  9. Place pasta into the casserole dish - cover with a bit more colby if you like
  10. Cook for 15 minutes
  11. Enjoy