To make this classic Southern recipe, look for cube steaks in the supermarket. You’ll dredge them in milk and flour, fry until golden brown, and then smother them in a rich and creamy white gravy.
This is one of those old-fashioned, simmer-on-the-stove-all-day recipes that sticks to your ribs and is well worth the wait. Serve alongside something light, like a simple side salad, or a bowl of steamed carrots.
In the mood for apple pie but don’t feel like baking? Scoop some vanilla ice cream over a warm bowl of these cinnamon spiced apples, then sprinkle with crushed graham crackers. These apples also make a great topping for homemade pancakes and are a delicious addition to breakfast yogurt parfaits.
This has to be one of our best restaurant copycat recipes! You probably won’t have leftovers when you make Cracker Barrel-inspired meat loaf. But if there are a few slices left, use them to make meat loaf sandwiches the next day.
Have you ever struggled to roast a turkey that’s moist and juicy throughout? Try this recipe, which uses an oven bag to prevent the white meat from drying out while the dark meat cooks to the correct temperature.
All 50 states have their own special kind of sandwich, and Southern-style coleslaw goes perfectly with all of them. Serve this slaw alongside everything from Kentucky-style Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches to Pennsylvania Cola Burgers to Virginia’s Bavarian Meatball Hoagies.
Beignets are powdered sugar-coated puffs of fried dough that are at their absolute best when served hot and fresh. If you’re skittish about deep-frying at home, check out our guide on how to deep-fry with confidence as well as our guide to the best oils for frying.
The broccoli cheddar chicken is one of the most popular items on Cracker Barrel’s menu. Since it’s a weekly special, though, you can’t order it every single day. You can, however, make this copycat restaurant recipe at home any day of the week!
For mashed potatoes just like Cracker Barrel, use starchy Russet potatoes in this recipe, then simmer them in a flavorful broth before mashing with creamy buttermilk and thinly sliced green onions.
When it comes to replicating “The Barrel Cheeseburger” at home, this all-American cheeseburger recipe is the way to go. You can use any cheese you wish, but to make it a perfect Cracker Barrel copycat recipe, go with Colby cheese.
This amazing mac starts with a sauce loaded with three different cheeses: sharp cheddar, Monterey Jack and Velveeta. The sauce is tossed with al dente elbow noodles, then baked with a crunchy crumb crust that includes lots of Parmesan. It’s simply oozing with melty, cheesy goodness.
If you think there’s no way a warm basket of corn muffins can possibly get better, try smothering them in honey butter! These muffins freeze well in a large zip-top freezer bag, so you can make a big batch on Sunday and enjoy them for breakfast all week long.
This chicken potpie recipe saves time by using mixed frozen vegetables and leftover cooked chicken instead of starting from scratch. Use shredded rotisserie if you don’t have leftovers, or use one of these methods to quickly cook up some chicken breasts or thighs.
There’s a good chance you already have most of the ingredients to make this quick and easy catfish. Simply mix flour and cornmeal with a slew of common spices, dredge your catfish fillets to coat and pan-sear in melted butter. If you’re missing any of the spices in this recipe, leave them out or swap them for a premade spice blend, like Old Bay or Cajun blackening spice.
Seasoned to perfection, these herbed steak fries from our Test Kitchen make a quick and tasty side dish for casual suppers—and they’re ready in a flash! The secret: starting with frozen french fries, then tossing them in olive oil, dried herbs and grated cheese.
There are lots of ingredients in this pinto bean recipe that add tons of flavor—like spicy chopped green chile peppers, sweet brown sugar and smoky chili powder—but outside of the beans themselves, the true star of this dish is chopped, thick-cut bacon. If you’re a bacon fanatic, feel free to add more than the recipe calls for!
Instead of using seasoned flour to make this fried chicken, this recipe mixes pulverized corn flake crumbs with a blend of herbs and spices to make a crispier, crunchier coating that holds up when smothered in gravy.