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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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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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 3 hrs 10 mins
  • READY IN 3 hrs 25 mins

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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Reviews More Reviews

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.

 
Jul 05, 2014

Two thumbs up! ??

 

11 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.

 
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.

 
May 04, 2014

tried this recipe and was great. My whole family loved it. Did a few modifications to it like added 24 ozs. of cheddar cheese and 2-3 pinches of paprika. I kinda messed up making it as well. Made the macaroni with butter then all the other ingredients just kinda got mixed in a bowl then added to the mac. Turned out great, everyone was raving about it. It's a forgiving recipe. Definitely recommended!

 
Jul 28, 2014

I made this according to the instructions and it was good, but I added some spicy chipotle sauce to it when I re-heated leftovers the next day and it was much better. I also put some Parmesan on top. Mmm. :)

 
Jul 12, 2014

I was nervous to try a recipe that had only been reviewed by eight other people but gave it a shot - it turned out great!! I wouldn't change a thing! I took it to a potluck and it disappeared very quickly!

 
Jun 16, 2014

This recipe is super easy to put together. I also added extra shredded cheese and used both cheddar and Colby jack. There was quite a bit of grease on top of cheese from butter or melted cheese. I used paper towel to absorb before serving. This is really creamy and great tasting Mac and cheese. Really enjoyed!

 

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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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