Let's be real: the biscuits at Cracker Barrel are one of the best parts of going there. But they're surprisingly easy to replicate at home—you can even use Bisquick! The key here, though, is to use good quality buttermilk to get that Cracker Barrel flavor.
I don't think anyone's heading to Cracker Barrel to go on a diet, so we might as well be honest about the fact that the secret to this macaroni and cheese is using a healthy dose of butter to make the cheesy sauce, and of course lots, and lots of colby cheese.
Which brings us to the green beans. Bacon, bacon, and bacon are the three most important ingredients in this recipe. Oh, and a dash of sugar, interestingly enough. With a lot of recipes on this list, it's about keeping it simple. If you don't want to use canned green beans, you can boil fresh ones in salted water for 2 minutes and then shock them in ice water.
The writer's personal favorite! (I can't get enough of the hashbrown casserole—it's so cheesy!) And it's so easy to make at home—you just need some frozen hashbrowns, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, some onion, butter, and tons of cheese!
If you're not feeling the breakfast side of the Cracker Barrel menu, these grilled chicken tenderloins make an easy and delicious dinner. Bet you never knew the trick with these is Italian dressing, lime juice, and honey!
Another Cracker Barrel favorite, this chicken and dumplings tastes just like you're at the restaurant. The trick is to use buttermilk for the dumplings, and to keep it simple—Cracker Barrel doesn't use a lot of veggies or seasonings in their chicken and dumplings, just salt and lots of fresh cracked pepper.
Ah, chicken fried steak...one of the greatest gifts to food. Make sure you tenderize your roundsteak well before breading and frying, or else you'll end up with a chewy, tough CFS, and that just ain't acceptable. Serve up with some hashbrown casserole and eggs sunny side!
They're served as a side, but these fried apples could be dessert. Now, we're not sure how Cracker Barrel does theirs, but this recipe doesn't involve any frying. It's more like apples simmered in their own juices. But we're all about results, and these "fried" apples taste pretty darn close to the real McCoy!
Now we're getting to the good stuff! This cherry chocolate cobbler tastes just like the Cracker Barrel original, and there's nothing tricky about it. Use your favorite chopped nuts and your favorite cherry pie filling to make this decadent dessert, and don't forget the vanilla ice cream!
Double Fudge Coca Cola cake is a staple of the Cracker Barrel menu. This dense cake is a chocoholic's dream, best served warm (again) with ice cream. This is a Southern favorite your whole family will love!