Copycat Chick-Fil-A Mac & Cheese

Who doesn’t love a good Chick-Fil-A meal?! I know it is my sons go to, so why not be able to make some of it at home! Plus, it is super simple! I used this more as a side dish but it did feed 4 adults and a 5 year old with some left over.

Chick-Fil-A Mac & Cheese Recipe


  • 1 box of elbow pasta (16 oz)
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 4 tablespoons of flour
  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 2 1/2 cups of whole milk
  • 1 3/4 cups of sharp cheddar cheese (I shredded it myself but you can buy it already shredded)
  • 3/4 cup of shredded parmesan
  • 1 cup of shredded Romano cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste & extra cheddar cheese to top the dish. (1 teaspoon of salt will be added to pasta water)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Cook pasta to box instructions. Add in salt right as the water starts to boil and before you add in the pasta. Save 1/2 cup of pasta water in case the sauce is too thick.
  • Heat a large sauce pan over medium heat and melt butter
  • Whisk in the flour and mix continuously over low heat for 4-5 minutes
  • Pour in heavy whipping cream and whole milk slowly. Stir the whole time over low heat until it thickens.
  • Add in the different cheeses and mix until they are melted and the sauce is creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • If needed, add in reserved pasta water to make sauce less thick.
  • Add in the cooked elbow pasta
  • Add mixture to a casserole dish (mine was a 4 qt dish)
  • Put more sharp cheddar cheese on top
  • Bake in the oven for 5 minutes
  • Once the five minutes are up, cook on low broil for two minutes
  • Remove from oven and mix the mac and cheese so the crispy cheese can be incorporated throughout the dish.

Serve & Enjoy! Tell me how you changed it up to make it your own!

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