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Chic-fil-A Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

This cheesy Chic-fil-A Macaroni and Cheese recipe is just like the restaurant version! Tender macaroni pasta is folded into a decadent four-cheese sauce made with cream and plenty of butter to make a satisfyingly rich casserole.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chic-fil-a macaroni and cheese, chic-fil-a macaroni and cheese recipe
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 458kcal
Author: Kasey Schwartz


  • 9x13 pan
  • Rubber spatula
  • Measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • pot


  • 16 ounces elbow macaroni
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 ½ cups whole milk
  • 1 ¾ cup shredded sharp cheddar plus extra for the top
  • ¾ cup shredded parmesan
  • 1 cup shredded romano cheese
  • 8 slices American cheese torn or cut into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon ground paprika
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat.
  • Add the pasta and boil until the noodles are al dente, then drain and set aside.
    16 ounces elbow macaroni
  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.
    ¼ cup butter
  • Turn the heat to low and whisk in the flour. Whisk and mix continuously for about 4-5 minutes until it is thick.
    ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • Slowly pour in the cream and whole milk over low heat, whisking constantly until the mixture forms a thick sauce.
    1 cup heavy cream, 2 ½ cups whole milk
  • Stir in the four cheeses until they melt into the milk mixture and form a creamy sauce. Remove from the heat.
    1 ¾ cup shredded sharp cheddar, ¾ cup shredded parmesan, 1 cup shredded romano cheese, 8 slices American cheese
  • Add the salt, paprika, and pepper to taste, mixing well to combine.
    1 teaspoon salt, ⅛ teaspoon ground paprika, Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Fold the macaroni into the sauce, stirring gently until the noodles are coated with the sauce.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and sprinkle the surface evenly with more shredded cheddar cheese. Place in the oven and bake for 5 minutes, then put the broiler on low and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, let stand for 5 minutes, then serve.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 458kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 793mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 883IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 511mg | Iron: 1mg