Copycat Chick-fil-A Mac and Cheese

A delicious Copycat Mac and Cheese from our friends over at Chick-fil-A. An easy to make creamy Mac and Cheese recipe. A keeper for sure!

mac and cheese in white serving dish

This copycat Mac and cheese recipe from Chick-fil-A is a simple recipe to make and ready in less than 30 minutes. Perfect if you have a busy schedule and looking for something quick & easy to make.

chick-fil-a mac & cheese

Chick-fil-A is mostly known for their Chicken Sandwiches but they also make some pretty good side dishes. Their Coleslaw is a perfect example. You can have this mac and cheese recipe as a side or eat it as a meal. Your choice!

bowl of pasta

So what’s the big deal with Chick-fil-A’s Mac and Cheese? Nothing special really. I’ve got many more Gourmet Mac & Cheese Recipes for you to try.

The only thing a little different about this mac and cheese recipe is the use of heavy cream and the combination of cheeses for the sauce.

cheesy goodness

While this Mac & Cheese recipe is pretty basic and only requires a handful of simple ingredients, you can make a few substitutions if this recipe being an exact replica of the Chick-fil-A recipe is not that important to you.

You can omit the Romano cheese for an equal amount of parmesan. If you don’t have any Colby Jack Cheese, you can use some Cheddar Jack Cheese.

bowl of mac & cheese

When making Mac and Cheese, it’s important to cook the pasta al dente to ensure to best texture possible.

If you are not familiar with the term “al dente”, it means cooking the pasta so it’s still chewy and form and that it will hold its shape when the sauce is added to it.

chick-fil-a mac and cheeese

Since the goal of a Copycat Recipe is for it to taste exactly like the original, it’s only natural to rate this recipe against the original. This Copycat recipe rates a solid 9 out of 10 in my opinion.

Do you enjoy making recipes from your favorite restaurant? If you do, make sure you check out all of our Copycat Recipes.

Both my Copycat Chipotle Spicy Salsa and Copycat Taco Bell Hot Sauce are some of my most popular recipes.

mac and cheese

You will need the following ingredients to make this Copycat Mac and Cheese recipe from Chick-fil-A (see recipe card for quantities): Macaroni, Salt, Velveeta Cheese, Parmesan Cheese, Grated Romano Cheese, Heavy Cream and Colby Jack Cheese.

  1. Bring a salted pot of water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook al dente according to the directions on the package. Drain pasta.
  2. In a medium-sized pot over medium heat, add heavy cream, Velveeta, Parmesan cheese, and Romano cheese. Cook until all the cheese has melted stirring frequently.
  3. Preheat the oven on broil.
  4. Place the cooked pasta in a 9 x 13 baking dish. Pour the melted cheese over the pasta. Add the shredded Colby Jack cheese over the pasta.
  5. Place the baking dish under the broiler. Broil just until the cheese begins to brown.

Printable Recipe Card

Copycat Chick-fil-A Mac and Cheese

Chick-fil-A Mac and Cheese

A delicious Copycat Mac and Cheese from our friends over at Chick-fil-A. An easy to make creamy Mac and Cheese recipe. A keeper for sure!
4.29 from 174 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 636 kcal

Equipment

  • Large Pot
  • Baking Dish

Ingredients
 

  • 16 oz Elbow Macaroni
  • 1 ¼ lbs Velveeta Cheese
  • 2 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Tbsp Romano Cheese, grated
  • 2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 4 oz Colby Jack Cheese, shredded

Instructions
 

  • Bring a salted pot of water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook al dente according to the directions on the package. Drain pasta.
  • In a medium-sized pot over medium heat, add heavy cream, Velveeta, Parmesan cheese, and Romano cheese. Cook until all the cheese has melted stirring frequently.
  • Preheat the oven on broil.
  • Place the cooked pasta in a 9 x 13 baking dish. Pour the melted cheeses over the pasta. Add the shredded Colby Jack cheese over the pasta.
  • Place the baking dish under the broiler. Broil just until the cheese begins to brown.

Nutrition

Calories: 636kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 27gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 126mgSodium: 1263mgPotassium: 435mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 1724IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 576mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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9 Comments

  1. Joyce A Rabtoy says:

    All Velveeta!

  2. Deb Laudner says:

    I finally found the perfect Mac & Cheese recipe! I didn’t know if 16 oz. was the dry weight or 2 cups. So, I used 2 cups elbow macaroni and it is so creamy and delicious. In the opinion of those who have tried this they say to stick with the 2 cups! My husband has never asked me to make Mac & Cheese before until I made this recipe! It’s a hit at all of our get togethers!

    1. Glad to hear you liked this Mac & Cheese recipe!

  3. Danielle says:

    Taste like Velveeta only

  4. Tori says:

    Still ok, but tastes just like plain velveeta. Was really hoping to find a good recipe that tastes like chick fil a so bummed out :/

  5. Melissa says:

    Hi! This might be a stupid question but I just want to get it right….. for the Parmesan cheese is that shredded or the grated kind that you can buy in that green container?? Lol
    Thanks so much ! I can’t wait to make this 🙂

    1. Either one will work but I would not recommend using the powdered stuff. Enjoy!

  6. Debbie says:

    Everyone is still raving about it almost a week later!

    1. Awesome! One of my favorites when I am short on time.