Everyone loves Cracker Barrel. The old-timey cafe takes the older generation back to their childhood and gives the younger generation a taste of the old days.
From their delicious down-home cooking to their fun gift shop, Cracker Barrel is a treat for the whole family!
Sometimes you want to eat
Cracker Barrel food in the comfort of your own home.
Whether you like to stay home for mealtime or don’t have a Cracker Barrel nearby, check out the copycat Cracker Barrel recipes below to enjoy
southern cooking at home!
The baby carrots at Cracker Barrel are one of my favorite things on the menu.
It may just be a side dish, but it’s the main character in my eyes! And with simple ingredients like carrots, brown sugar, and butter, they’re a breeze to make!
The touch of sweetness with the slight crunch of carrots makes the perfect dish.
Another one of my favorites at Cracker Barrel is the biscuits!
Who doesn’t love a good biscuit?
Whether you’re a biscuit and gravy kind of person or you enjoy a warm biscuit slathered in butter and topped with jam, these flaky biscuits will bring the south into your home.
If you’re the foremost of the two kinds of people mentioned above, this is the recipe for you!
Flaky biscuits and savory gravy are some of the best comfort food on the planet!
I love this recipe because it enhances biscuits and gravy for me. I love this recipe for breakfast on a chilly morning.
Moving away from the breakfast scene, copycat broccoli cheddar chicken is a heartwarming meal that is sure to please!
This cheesy dish brings vegetables, dairy, and protein to the table in a delicious way.
I love to make this dish in large quantities so I have leftovers the next day and don’t have to cook again!
A staple in southern cooking, chicken and dumplings is a favorite among southern chefs.
The gooey dumplings mixed with protein-packed chicken are to die for.
I love eating chicken and dumplings on a cold evening around a campfire. They are
the epitome of comfort food.
When I hear the phrase “Southern Cooking” I think of fried chicken.
It can’t get more southern than that.
Who better to copy off of than
the best southern cooking chain restaurant out there?
This recipe produces the most delicious fried chicken with a crispy outside and juicy inside.
What better way to make pecan pie more delicious than adding chocolate?
This copycat recipe of Cracker Barrel’s chocolate pecan pie will be a hit at your next family gathering.
The gooey pecan filling with added chocolate is sure to satisfy even grandma’s sweet tooth!
Green beans are found on most tables in the south.
This side dish is perfect for any meal!
Salty bacon mixed with fresh green beans is just the added savory dish you have been needing.
I used fresh green beans when I made these country-style green beans, but they are great with canned green beans, too!
This copycat recipe of Cracker Barrel’s fried apples will make you feel like you’re sitting right in the cafe!
Whether you use them as a main dish for breakfast, a side dish for dinner, or a sweet ending, everyone will love them.
I like to serve my fried apples with blind-baked pie crust for a deconstructed pie for dessert!
If you are from the North, you may have not heard of fried okra. Down in the south, fried okra is a delicacy!
I was talking to a friend of mine from Wisconsin and mentioned fried okra, and she had never heard of it before!
I promptly went to my kitchen and used this copycat fried okra recipe to show her what it was all about!
Oh, potatoes. Everyone loves potatoes.
They are the definition of comfort food.
This hashbrown casserole is cheesy and delicious!
It is the perfect side dish for your next Sunday dinner or a great addition to
a brunch spread.
I love macaroni and cheese. Ever since I was a kid it has been my favorite meal.
I started to try to eat a little healthier in recent years, but mac and cheese is something I can never give up.
This copycat recipe tastes just like Cracker Barrel’s famous mac and cheese side dish, and I love it!
In my house growing up, mashed potatoes were heaven on a plate.
The creamy potatoes loaded with butter were a favorite every holiday season.
Of course, Cracker Barrel has some delicious mashed potatoes, and this copycat recipe hits it right on the nail.
People have mixed feelings about meatloaf. Some people love it, some despise it.
I am somewhere in the middle.
If it is a well-made meatloaf, I love it. But if I go to a restaurant, meatloaf is not the first thing I would choose.
Other than my mom’s meatloaf, this copycat recipe of Cracker Barrel’s meatloaf is the best meatloaf to date!
Everything is better fried, right? Why not fry a juicy steak?
Steak is one of my favorite dishes, and this country-fried steak recipe will have you coming back again and again.
Tender, juicy steak inside a crispy fried coating is something I will never get over.
Chicken tenders are always a safe bet when you go out to eat.
Everyone loves some juicy white meat chicken deep-fried to a golden crisp.
I am a huge sauce person, so I love to get chicken tenders and try all of the sauces.
This chicken tender recipe gives you tasty chicken tenders right in your home, with the ability to make your sauce!
While most southern food is fried, not all of it is!
This copycat recipe of Cracker Barrel’s chicken and rice is a healthier option for those of us who are health-conscious.
A bed of white rice topped with creamy grilled chicken will have you feeling like you’re right in the middle of the Old Country Store!
If you’re not feeling the chicken, opt for some slow-roasted beef.
This recipe gives the taste of beef that has been roasting for hours. It is fall-apart tender and delicious.
Pair it with a side of green beans or hashbrown casserole for a real Cracker Barrel meal!
Sweet potato casserole is one of those dishes that is
served every Thanksgiving.
The sweet side dish has a base of sweet potatoes and a delicious marshmallow topping.
I like my food a little less sweet, so I left the marshmallows off of mine.
But if you want to be authentic to Cracker Barrel, throw some marshmallows on top for the best sweet potato casserole!
Whether you are feeling a little under the weather or it is a chilly day, soup is the best meal.
I made this on September 21st, the first day of fall. I was so ready for colder weather and soup season that I couldn’t help myself.
This savory vegetable soup was the perfect meal for my fall-welcoming party!
other popular soups to warm you up!
Coleslaw is the perfect southern side.
With so much fried food, sometimes you need that bright side to lighten things up a little bit.
Coleslaw freshens up every meal with its tart flavor and crunchy cabbage, not to mention adding a much needed vegetable touch to all of the heavy southern flavors found in these other recipes.
This recipe tastes exactly like Cracker Barrel’s coleslaw!
Since I am a sauce gal, I love to make my sauces.
I do not usually order fish, but if I do, you know I am going to try the tartar sauce!
This recipe has just the right balance of sweet and tart, making your fried fish delicious.
You can even add different spices to it for a bit of heat. Try some at your next fish fry!
I am a big breakfast fan. I love to get up before everyone else and cook breakfast in the peaceful morning.
my favorite breakfast food to make.
They are so light and fluffy, they feel like you are eating a pillow! This recipe is the perfect thing to make every morning!
Growing up, chicken salad was one of my favorite dishes.
My mom had a great recipe with savory chicken and sweet grapes. This copycat recipe reminds me of my mom’s chicken salad recipe.
With classic southern ingredients, it is the perfect meal to take on your next picnic or even your next camping trip!
Beef stew is one of the most hearty meals. With slow-roasted beef and beef bones, it is packed with nutrients.
It is a great meal for when you are sick.
I love this copycat recipe because of all of the vegetables it incorporates with the beef. It is thick and perfect for a cold winter day!
If you’re vegetarian, you can easily remove the beef from this recipe. Just make sure you substitute appropriate ingredients.
I was never a banana pudding fan, but I knew I had to try this recipe.
I have never ordered it from Cracker Barrel, but if it tastes anything like this recipe, I will order it every time!
This sweet dessert is the perfect ending to every southern meal.
If you’re a dessert lover, this is a perfect treat to tack on to the end of your hearty meal.
Cornbread is a staple in southern cooking.
It is eaten on its own, topped with butter and honey, or as an accompaniment with beans or chili.
My favorite way to eat cornbread is alongside
a bowl full of beans that have been cooking all day long.
This recipe was perfectly fluffy and added a slight sweetness to my meal.
Brown gravy or white gravy?
In the south, they only eat white gravy. You’re crazy if you eat brown gravy!
This copycat recipe is perfect for most dishes. If you aren’t in the sausage mood, try it atop some flaky biscuits for biscuits and gravy.
If you like gravy on your mashed potatoes, try it smothered over a bed of creamy mashed potatoes.
Lima beans are a tasty side dish for most meals.
This recipe tastes just like Cracker Barrel’s baby lima beans.
Fried bacon and garlic add the savory needed, while red pepper flakes add a touch of heat.
What could make a pot roast more delicious? Adding
They add even more meaty goodness to the dish.
This pot roast recipe gives you the most tender meat and delicious broth to put on top of a bed of mashed potatoes for a signature southern meal.
What could be better than that!?
What gives this recipe the edge over other turnip greens recipes is the ham hock.
It adds the best savory flavor to provide the perfect side dish!
This recipe is easy to follow and very beginner friendly.
Keep in mind that this is not vegetarian-friendly, but you can make substitutes as needed to make it so.
Cracker Barrel is one of
the best breakfast chains, and now I can enjoy my breakfast favorites and more at home! Try these copycat recipes yourself to make your Cracker Barrel favorites.
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