If Netflix and chill has turned into Netflix, chill, and never leave the house, you’ll be relieved to hear that you can celebrate National Macaroni and Cheese day from the comfort of your couch. Nearly all of your favorite chain restaurants have macaroni and cheese recipes that are as imitable as they are delicious. We’ve rounded up nine of them for your convenience, but the only downside is that you’re going to have to get up and cook these. Or, in an ideal world, just assign the task to your significant other so you can continue to binge watch your favorite shows and remain horizontal.

Cracker Barrel Mac and Cheese

Budget Savvy Diva

There’s nothing a little Velveeta can’t fix, right? Right. This tri-cheese blend will taste just as good as the one found in our favorite highway chain. Old country store not included. Get the recipe.

Panera Mac and Cheese

Shugary Sweets

Panera’s mac and cheese dances to the beat of its own drum by being the only white cheddar-based option on this list. Serve it in a bread bowl for an even more decadent (and frankly, way over-the-top) upgrade. And apologies in advance to your waistline. Get the recipe.

Boston Market Mac and Cheese

Budget Savvy Diva

Frankly, you just need something to dip your Boston Market cornbread into and this sauce, with just the slightest hint of turmeric, has got you covered. We’ll take it by the jug, please. Get the recipe.

Applebee’s Four Cheese Mac and Cheese with Honey Pepper Chicken

The Chunky Chef

The honey pepper chicken makes this dish because we all know that fried chicken ranks supreme on the list of America’s best comfort foods. In fact, it’s basically on the same level as mac and cheese. Yes, we went there. Get the recipe.

Cheesecake Factory Fried Mac and Cheese Bites

Lil Luna

If you’ve scoured Cheesecake Factory’s 700-page menu and found these cheesy bites, you know just how delicious they truly are. Sure, it’s going to require some frying, but on a scale of one to completely worth it, these certainly fall among the latter. Get the recipe.

California Pizza Kitchen Crispy Mac and Cheese


Cream, cream, and more cream. For those who don’t get full from one of CPK’s personal pizzas (get someone to pick one up), this heavy side dish will certainly do the trick. Or a sundae, but who’s got time to make dessert? Get the recipe.

Longhorn Steakhouse Mac and Cheese

Copy Kat

Panko brings a crunch and bacon is a necessity because nearly everything else on your plate contains pork. Dousing this in barbecue sauce will also solicit an applause, not a scowl. Because why wouldn’t barbecue sauce taste good on mac and cheese? Get the recipe.

KFC Mac and Cheese

Better than Burgers

There’s something so unappetizing about the KFC’s mac and cheese consistency, and yet it still makes us hungry. This homemade variety is no exception. Just look at that runny, Kraft-esque sauce. Delicious! Get the recipe.

Outback Steakhouse Mac and Cheese

Cook Pad

It’s all about the toasted garlic breadcrumbs with the mac and cheese from the land down under. We’re not entirely sure what they have to do with Australia, but we we’re not here to ask questions. Get the recipe.

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