Made with macaroni, two types of milk and two different kinds of cheese, and cooked in a slow cooker, this super creamy recipe is a quick and easy way to enjoy a timeless classic.
Everyone loves a good ol’ mac’ n cheese. It’s like the archetypal American dinner and is one meal that won’t give you a headache at the dinner table. There are different ways to make mac n cheese, often depending on where you’re from – You could bake your mac n cheese and have it almost like a casserole, you could cook it on a stovetop, OR you could let it simmer in a slow cooker.
The crockpot mac n cheese is slow-cooked in a rich cheesy sauce to get a creamy delicious-tasting mac n cheese. This recipe is about the simplest mac n cheese recipe ever – all it takes is about 5 minutes of preparation, and then you let your crockpot do the rest!
The good thing about this recipe is that the pasta always comes out consistently. Also, you can double up the recipe to serve a large crowd. The crockpot mac n cheese is perfect for your camping trip, potlucks, or just to enjoy a good evening dinner with your family.
You can even play around with some spices in this recipe to make it more flavorful. But whether you make it without spices like mine or you add spices of your choice, the result is always perfect.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total time: 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 574cal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g
16 ounces uncooked elbow macaroni
3 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
8 ounces block cream cheese
2½ cups of whole milk
12 ounces evaporated milk
Add all of the ingredients into your crockpot. Set on low and cook for up to 2½ hours or until it looks like mac ‘n’ cheese. Stit after two hours to check that the recipe is done.
The sauce may be thick and cheesy so you might want to add in some more cooked macaroni and milk to even it out. Then put the setting on “Keep Warm” until ready to serve.
You can use cooked noodles, just decrease the cooking time to 1½ – 2 hours
If you desire more flavor in your mac n cheese, you can add some mustard and garlic to this recipe and adjust to your taste.
Pre-shredded cheese does not work well in this recipe. It contains an anti-caking agent that can make this recipe gritty. Better to get whole cheese and shred it yourself.
Slow cookers can vary from one another, While some may cook slow, others may be faster. SO you may have to adjust the time for your slow cooker and set it to warm if your mac n cheese gets done earlier than expected.