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KFC Macaroni & Cheese Copycat Recipe
KFC Macaroni & Cheese
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Side Dish
Calories: 180
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Recipe Rating: 4.5 (4 reviews)
Here's a clone for another of KFC's famous side dishes. We'll use easy-to-melt Velveeta, with its smooth texture, as the main ingredient for the cheese sauce. Then a bit of Cheddar cheese is added to give the sauce a perfect Cheddary sharpness like the original. It's an easy recipe that will take you only around 15 minutes to prepare. 

Source: Even More Top Secret Recipes by Todd Wilbur.

6 cups water
1 1/3 cups elbow macaroni (not large)
4 ounces Velveeta cheese
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons whole milk
1/4 teaspoon salt

1. Bring the water to a boil over high heat in a medium saucepan. Add elbow macaroni to the water and cook it for 10 to 12 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.

2. While the macaroni is boiling, prepare the cheese sauce by combining the remaining ingredients in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir often as the cheese melts into a smooth consistency.

3. When the macaroni is done, strain it and then pour it back into the same pan, without the water.

4. Add the cheese sauce to the pan and stir gently until the macaroni is well coated with the cheese. Serve immediately while hot.

Makes about 3 servings.

Just like mine
Submitted on: 05/21/16
This is almost exactly how I have made my Mac & Cheese for more than 40 years. The only difference is about a Tablespoon of Parmesan Cheese to give it zip.
Submitted on: 10/03/05
This recipe is really good but doesn't taste exactly like KFC macaroni. In response to "mary," KFC macaroni is not Stouffer's. I have a hard time believing that "mary" works there if she does not know this.
Submitted on: 09/17/05
Sorry to dissapoint you all but i have worked at KFC for a number of years and there is no secret in the mac and cheese...only in the chicken....we use Stouffers frozen mac and cheese as does the entire KFC franchise.....
Submitted on: 09/15/05
Very cheesy and thick.