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 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!
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.
💭 Ingredient Substitution
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.
💭 What is Al Dente
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.
⭐ Copycat Rating
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.
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📋 What Ingredients do I need
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.
🥣 How to make Copycat Chick-fil-A Mac and Cheese
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.
Chick-fil-A Mac and Cheese
- 16 oz Elbow Macaroni
- 1 ¼ lbs Velveeta Cheese
- 2 tablespoon Parmesan Cheese
- 1 tablespoon Romano Cheese, grated
- 2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
- 4 oz Colby Jack Cheese, shredded
- 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.
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.