One of my favorite foods is macaroni and cheese. I find that it is such a nice comfort food that makes me feel so warm and happy inside! From a box or homemade I love it!! I was asked to share the KFC Copy Cat Macaroni and Cheese Recipe, so here it is!
I was actually pretty surprised at how easy the recipe they had was. Plus very little ingredients which shocked me. I know some recipes you find have like 1900 ingredients and steps you have to follow. Food.com has a very simple recipe that I decided to try out. Now we didn’t have any whole milk so I used a Lactaid Free 2%, and it still turned out good. I think if you were to use whole milk that it would maybe taste a bit different.
Okay okay.. enough with my rambling and lets get on to the recipe.. shall we!
2 cups elbow macaroni
3/4 cup Velveeta cheese
2/3 cup mild yellow cheddar cheese
1/3 cup whole milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
How to Make:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a saucepan you will want to boil water and cook 2 cups of elbow macaroni as directed on the box. Also add the dash of salt into the pasta water while it cooks to add flavor. While that is cooking you will want to put your milk, shredded cheese, and velveeta cheese in a separate pan and cook on low until it is a nice creamy consistency. You will need to stir here and there to keep it from burning.
Once your pasta is cooked you will want to drain it, but don’t run cool water over it. Just drain and then pour the cheese sauce in and stir until well mixed and place in oven for 10-15 minutes.
Then serve, and enjoy! I added salt and pepper to mine once it was done. It did taste similar to KFC’s mac n cheese, but I thought it was a little bland. Next time I might add a little more cheese to it. Note, I am a huge cheese addict so it might taste just fine to you as is ;-).
Feel free to Pin on Pinterest so you can have this recipe on hand when you need it! If you have any recipes you would like me to share with you all, just leave a comment or email me, and I will do my best to make it!!
AND if you are a KFC lover, I recently did their Coleslaw recipe, and let me tell ya, it was ahh-mmmazzeeeiiinnnggg!!
My daughter loves mac & cheese so I will have to try this out. Your little individual dishes are so cute. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Aw thanks!! I got them for Christmas a few years back!
Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says
Oh yum, they really do have good mac and cheese so thank you for this delish copycat version!
OMG I’m going to check our your cole slaw recipe. I love theirs for some reason!! thank you so much!!
You so welcome Maria!! Yes their coleslaw is like the best ever!!! One of the only ones I will eat.
This look so yummy. Thanks for sharing.
Susan Bewley says
I’ll be honest, I’ve never had KFCs Mac and Cheese but this recipe sounds so tasty! Thanks for the yummy recipe!
YUM!, BTW I love your baking dishes! Where did you get them?
Thanks they are from the Rachael Ray line! I got them as a gift a few years back. I think she bought them online somewhere.
That was going to be my question – those baking dishes are the bomb!
heather walter says
Pardon me, I think I just drooled all over my computer screen. I LOVE mac and cheese. I haven’t had it in ages and I can almost taste the creamy sinfulness.
haha yes it is very good!!!! Love it Heather!!
Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired says
This looks delicious! I love KFC mac & cheese and can’t wait to try this at home. I’m sure it will be a big hit with my kids.
Motherhood on the Rocks says
KFC has amazing mac and cheese! And chicken and biscuits and coleslaw…. mmmmm Now I want KFC. But this recipe sounds so good! I’m going to try it out. My daughter’s favorite is mac and cheese and this sounds much healthier than the boxed stuff.
They do have some yummy items there for sure!! I could go for one of their biscuits right about now too 😉
Jennifer Pierce says
Oh this is an awesome recipe. I will definitely be trying it this weekend. My kids LOVE mac and cheese, thanks for posting.
Rhonda - A Born Unique Mom says
I can’t get over how adorable those individual casserole dishes are! I’m a pick cheese addict too, so I will take your advice and add a tad more cheddar. 🙂 Thanks for sharing, off to pin those cute green thingees…
Haha yes Rhonda I thought it for sure needed a bit more cheese, but I think I could live off cheese alone ;-)!!
Heather Budler-Ronzoni says
Yum! I wish my hubby liked Mac n Cheese. I’m a huge fan. Thanks for sharing 🙂