Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese  Recipe
  • READY IN 3+ hrs

Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

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"This creamy, comforting meal takes just moments to assemble and is always a big hit. Great for large family gatherings and to take to pot luck dinners. I'm always asked for the recipe!"

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    3 hrs 10 mins
  • READY IN

    3 hrs 25 mins

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes. Drain and transfer pasta to slow cooker.
  2. Add butter to pasta and stir until melted; season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle about 1/2 the Cheddar cheese over pasta and stir.
  3. Whisk evaporated milk and eggs together in a bowl until smooth; stir into pasta mixture.
  4. Whisk milk and Cheddar cheese soup together in a bowl until smooth; stir into pasta mixture. Sprinkle remaining cheese over pasta mixture; garnish with paprika.
  5. Cook on Low for 3 hours.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Some cookers make take less time, watch to be sure edges are not getting to brown at 2 1/2 hours.
  • To bake in conventional oven, pour into a casserole dish and bake at 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 21, 2014

I made this on Easter 2014. I usually don't try a recipe the first time with company coming over, but it sounded like it would be good. I wasn't disappointed. It was perfect! It was creamy and cheesy and exactly what I was looking for. I followed the recipe exactly. I used a mixture of Sharp and Medium Cheddar Cheese. This will be the Macaroni and Cheese that I will be making for Christmas when everyone comes over. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 21, 2014

My daughter who is a noodle expert didn't think it was very good

 

29 Ratings

Jul 07, 2014

Recipe turned out really good. I was skeptical since there was only a few reviews (I tend to rely on them alot) but I made it anyway for a cookout and I got several compliments and there wasn't a noodle left to take home. I used shell pasta and boiled it about 1/2 done. I used 3/4 stick of butter (since a whole stick seemed like a lot) and I used only about 3/4 of the cheese (again, it just seemed like a lot to me). I accidentally bought the large can of evaporated milk and noticed after adding it to the pasta. So I just used 1 cup of 2% milk instead of the 2 cups. I used Campbell's nacho cheese soup which gave it a little extra kick. I will probably try using 1/2 cheddar and 1/2 pepper jack next time to give it even more spice. Cooked on low about 2 hours and stirred a few times while cooking. I was really impressed with the outcome.

 
Jul 05, 2014

Two thumbs up! ??

 
Sep 19, 2014

It's a very nice, easy recipe. I deleted the butter, with the exception of buttering the slow cooker before adding the ingredients. There is plenty fat in the cheese. I replaced the eggs with 2 Tablespoons of flour. My suggestion is to delay adding the top layer of cheese until half way through the cooking time. Give it a stir, then add the top layer of cheese. Old cheddar may curdle, so use mild, or medium. Also, I mixed it all in the slow cooker to reduce dish washing. I wish that the measures were in metric units.

 
Aug 15, 2014

Made this recipe today, was very very good..I do still prefer the baked taste though but this is great. One thing I had an issue with was I didn't think it was cheesy enough, but I lovvve cheese so maybe its just me lol was very good, was skeptical to try because I never heard of it in slow cooker but im glad I did!

 
Aug 03, 2014

My friend, Jeannine, had me over for dinner and made this in the crock pot. I love Mac and Cheese and I am a big fan. I have to say this was probably THE BEST Mac and Cheese I have ever had. I HAD to get this recipe! REALLY, really yummy, probably one of the best any of us will ever taste! I like Kelsey's idea of adding some chipotle sauce to leftovers the next day, too!

 
Jun 02, 2014

I made this tonight and it was amazing! It was light and didn't feel heavy on the stomach like most Mac and cheese recipes do. Only suggestion I would make is to slightly grease your slow cooker before adding in everything.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 432 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.9 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 103 mg
  • 34%
  • Fat
  • 24.7 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 17.8 g
  • 36%
  • Sodium
  • 544 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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