The Best Copycat Recipes From Cracker Barrel

Moist Turkey and Spinach Meatloaf


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Moist Turkey and Spinach Meatloaf

Down-Home Favorites

It’s no surprise that a quick search yielded numerous copycat recipes for Cracker Barrel’s beloved Hashbrown Casserole. It’s cheesy, comforting … and possibly not very good for you. But that’s not the point. People love to make favorite restaurant dishes at home, so read on for recipes that allow you to recreate your Cracker Barrel Old Country Store favorites in your own kitchen.

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Holiday glazed sliced ham

Cracker Barrel Copycat Sugar Cured Ham

A caramelized coating takes this classic ham to the next level with a glaze that includes not only granulated sugar but also brown sugar, honey, orange juice concentrate, and Dijon mustard.


Chicken pot pie

Cracker Barrel Chicken Pot Pie

Rotisserie chicken, store-bought pie crusts, and plenty of veggies allow you to get a hearty meal on the table without having to create every element from scratch.

Recipe: MasterCook


Cracker Barrel Sawmill Gravy

Whether you opt to douse biscuits or drizzle this over country fried steak, the Sawmill white gravy from Cracker Barrel is a crowd-pleaser, gaining depth of flavor from bacon grease, black pepper, and milk (or heavy cream).

Recipe: CopyKat Recipes


Cheesy potato hash browns in cast iron dish
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Copy Cat Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole

This was the first dish that came to mind when searching for Cracker Barrel copycat recipes, since it’s a splurge that would certainly be a welcome addition at home. Frozen hash browns take center stage but there’s richness that comes from butter, creamy soup, sour cream and plenty of grated cheese.

Recipe: Spend With Pennies

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Moist Turkey and Spinach Meatloaf
Chicken and Dumplings

Cracker Barrel Homemade Chicken & Dumplings

Called one of the ultimate comfort foods, a dish of chicken and dumplings is an ideal choice for a chilly evening. This version incorporates cooked chicken for a speedy prep.

Recipe: KeyIngredient

Deep Fried Fish

Cracker Barrel Fried Catfish (Copycat) Recipe

Seasonings and buttermilk combine to take this classic fish dish to the next level, the recipe promising a crispy result thanks to a quick deep fry.


chicken thighs

Cracker Barrel Sunday Homestyle Chicken

This down-home chicken entrée is said to only be available on a Sunday in the restaurant — but you can make it any time at home. Boneless chicken breasts make for easy cooking and create a slightly elevated take on classic fried chicken.

Recipe: CopyKat Recipes

Food Dishes

Copycat Cracker Barrel Beef Stew

A favorite for a long time on the Cracker Barrel menu, those who miss this dish can try the at-home version to bring back the warm memories. Browned stewing beef is the focal point, while onions, potatoes, carrots and turnips round the flavor out.

Recipe:The Midnight Baker

Homemade Country Fried Steak

Copycat Cracker Barrel Country Fried Steak

It’s said to be a choice as southern as it gets, so treat your family to this regional classic no matter where you live. Who knew cube steaks could turn into something so tasty?

Recipe: Not Entirely Average

Homestyle Buttermilk Biscuits on a Rustic Wooden Table

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Biscuits

Buttermilk biscuits are a versatile baked good. You can serve them covered in Sawmill or sausage gravy, next to some scrambled eggs, alongside a roast, or even simply buttered with your morning coffee.

Recipe: Food.

Mashed potatoes in white bowl on wooden rustic table. Healthy food

Just Like Cracker Barrel Homestyle Mashed Potatoes

Creating a tasty dish doesn’t have to be hard. This recipe for classic and creamy mashed potatoes features just four ingredients — led by, of course, potatoes and evaporated milk — and gets to the table in no time at all.

Recipe: Fave Southern Recipes

Cinnamon Apple Skillet

Cracker Barrel Fried Apples

This melt-in-your-mouth side dish — which can also be served on its own as a dessert or over ice cream — offers classic fall flavors of apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon.

Recipe: Bowl me Over

Homemade Organic Coleslaw with Shredded Cabbage

Copycat Cracker Barrel Cole Slaw

Skip the soggy deli counter slaw by making this creamy side at home, a Cracker Barrel favorite that complements a burger as well as a fish dinner. Shredded cabbages (green and purple), carrots, and a buttermilk-led sauce add up to a flavorful punch.

Recipe: When is Dinner?

Green string beans salad with ham and vinaigrette

Cracker Barrel Copycat Country Style Green Beans

Imagine the simmering smell of green beans with smoky bacon and onions. This recipe calls for canned green beans but notes frozen or fresh, depending on your time and preference, would work equally well.

Recipe:Renee’s Kitchen Adventures

Raw Organic  Baby Carrots

Cracker Barrel Baby Carrots

The sweetness of this dish has been compared to candy. That will surely add an unexpected touch when these tender baby carrots enrobed in a sauce of brown sugar, butter, and honey hit the table.

Recipe: Food.


Copycat Cracker Barrel Pancakes

Serve Cracker Barrel-inspired buttermilk pancakes at home, whether it’s for breakfast, brunch or the ever-popular “breakfast for dinner” night. This recipe features just five ingredients that take just about 5 minutes on the griddle for a from-scratch winner.

Recipe: Mirlandra’s Kitchen

Plain French Toast

Copycat Cracker Barrel French Toast

Some people prefer pancakes, while others would always opt for French toast. The French toast side might pick up a few more followers thanks to this recipe that starts off right with thick Texas toast (or sourdough bread) and even includes a bit of sugar.

Recipe: The Simple Parent

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Cracker Barrel’s Chocolate Pecan Pie

There are those who wait all year to savor pecan pie during the holidays. This recipe, which adds chocolate to the classic pie, is sure to become a favorite that will be made throughout the year.

Recipe: Just A Pinch

Chocolate Fudgy Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream on top.

Cracker Barrel Coca Cola Cake (Copycat Recipe)

This one has to be on my “bucket list,” since I’ve yet to hit a Cracker Barrel when this famed dessert has not been sold out. Guess I’ll have to try this recipe for the popular “double chocolate fudge” dessert infused with soda at home. And by reading it, it seems I may be doing that soon.

Recipe: Insanely Good

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