Copycat Cracker Barrel Restaurant Mac and Cheese Recipe
Copycat Cracker Barrel Restaurant Mac and Cheese Recipe developed from my love of mac and cheese. This recipe is creamy and decadent.
Course Side Dish
Keyword cheese, macaroni, pasta
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Total Time 40minutes
Author Paula from CallMePMc.com
1cuplow sodium chicken broth
2 and ½cupheavy cream
2 and ½cups shredded Colby cheese
2 and ½cupsuncooked pasta
1/8teaspoonground black pepper
optional add-ins 1 cup diced ham, 1 cup cooked bacon, 1 jar drained diced pimentos, 1 cup caramelized onions, or 2 cups steamed broccoli spears.
Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a separate pot; add salt and pasta. Cook the pasta until al dente then drain.
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.
Heat the broth.
Add the broth to the roux, stirring constantly with the whisk.
Add cream until it reaches the desired consistency. Remember it will thicken more as it cooks.
Add shredded cheese to the cream sauce stirring until cheese melts.
Add the pasta and stir to combine.
Pour the mix into an oven safe dish and bake uncovered in a preheated oven set to 350°F for about 10 minutes or until brown around the edges.
Remove and let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
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