Cracker Barrel Mac and Cheese Recipe (Copycat)

Cracker Barrel Mac and Cheese Recipe (Copycat)

How To Make Cracker Barrel Mac and Cheese (Copycat)

You can’t go wrong with a serving of this Cracker Barrel mac and cheese! It combines chicken broth, heavy cream, and Colby cheese for a creamy dish.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 2tbspbutter
  • 2tbspflour
  • 1cupchicken broth,low sodium
  • cupsheavy cream
  • cupsColby cheese,shredded
  • cupspasta,uncooked
  • 1tspsalt
  • tspground black pepper

For Optional Add-ins:

  • 1cupham,diced
  • 1cupbacon,cooked
  • 1jarpimentos,,drained, diced
  • 1cuponions,caramelized
  • 2cupsbroccoli spears.,steamed


  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil in a separate pot; add salt and pasta. Cook the pasta until al dente then drain.

  2. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; add the flour a little bit at a time whisking to combine to make a roux. Cook for 2 minutes.

  3. Heat the broth.

  4. Add the broth to the roux, stirring constantly with the whisk.

  5. Add cream until it reaches the desired consistency. Remember it will thicken more as it cooks.

  6. Add shredded cheese to the cream sauce stirring until cheese melts.

  7. Add the pasta and stir to combine.

  8. Pour the mix into an oven-safe dish and bake uncovered in a preheated oven set to 350 degrees F for about 10 minutes or until brown around the edges.

  9. Remove and let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 949.16kcal
  • Fat: 70.90g
  • Saturated Fat: 40.47g
  • Trans Fat: 0.18g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 22.15g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.10g
  • Carbohydrates: 47.18g
  • Fiber: 2.93g
  • Sugar: 7.00g
  • Protein: 32.01g
  • Cholesterol: 234.22mg
  • Sodium: 960.33mg
  • Calcium: 477.97mg
  • Potassium: 598.39mg
  • Iron: 1.99mg
  • Vitamin A: 611.67µg
  • Vitamin C: 39.04mg
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