Popeyes Mac & Cheese Recipe

Popeyes Mac & Cheese is an iconic dish from Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, an American fast-food chain. This rich and creamy side dish has been on the menu since the very first Popeyes opened its doors in 1972 and it has stood the test of time. It’s the perfect companion dish to any of the fried chicken and fish offered at the eatery – and you can make it right at home!

This simple yet indulgent Mac & Cheese is the ultimate side dish to treat yourself to. The incredible texture is achieved by baking crumbled ritz crackers with a cheese sauce, creating the perfect thin crunchy crust. With just a few ingredients, you can make this comforting family dish and serve it up to raves of satisfaction. Ready? Let’s get cooking!


  • 3 cups uncooked Elbows Macaroni
  • 4 tablespoons Butter
  • 4 tablespoons Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 cup crushed Ritz Crackers


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F
  • Cook the macaroni according to the package instructions.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and salt, stirring continually until a paste forms.
  • Slowly whisk in the milk and cook until the mixture begins to thicken, stirring often.
  • Add the cheese and stir until it is melted and creamy.
  • Remove the pot from the heat.
  • Add the cooked macaroni and stir until it is completely coated.
  • Pour the macaroni and cheese into a baking pan.
  • Sprinkle the crushed Ritz crackers over the top.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and the crackers are golden brown.
  • Serve hot.

Popeyes Mac & Cheese is an irresistibly creamy and cheesy side dish that will quickly become a family favorite. With minimal effort and just a few ingredients, you can re-create this classic dish at home. Serve it alongside your favorite entree for a fun and flavorful meal. Enjoy!