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Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

Cathy P.

"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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Ingredients

3 h 25 m servings 432 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings

Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 432 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 24.7 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.9g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 17.8 g
  • 36%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 99 mg
  • 33%
  • Sodium:
  • 524 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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Directions

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  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.

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.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Ok so I gave it 5 stars as a basic recipe but I use all low fat ingredients and also I can't imagine how you cook the noodles first and they dont get mushy. I use the crock pot daily and know yo...

Most helpful critical review

I have made this exact recipe given to me by a friend that swore it was to die for. I didn't like it, I prefer baked mac&c w/bread crumbs on top. I have used the cheddar cheese soup in a baked...

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Ok so I gave it 5 stars as a basic recipe but I use all low fat ingredients and also I can't imagine how you cook the noodles first and they dont get mushy. I use the crock pot daily and know yo...

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 a...

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...

I have made this exact recipe given to me by a friend that swore it was to die for. I didn't like it, I prefer baked mac&c w/bread crumbs on top. I have used the cheddar cheese soup in a baked...

Delicious and easy!!

I would give this recipe a 10 if I could! I made this for a friends wedding, so I changed the servings to 96...yes 96! This was THE biggest batch of anything I've ever made in my life! I was ...

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...

The last time I cooked for a potluck at work my dish ended up being cold and therefore not as tasty as it should be. I was asked to make Mac and cheese for today, which I usually bake but I wan...

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 chees...

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