Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese
Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese. Diana Rattray
  • 3 hrs 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 3 hrs
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings
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This is a tasty slow cooker macaroni and cheese recipe, made with just a few ingredients in the slow cooker or crock pot.

When the macaroni and cheese is done, feel free to spoon into a baking dish, top with a little more cheese, and put under the broiler for a minute or two for that "homemade from the oven" look.

What You'll Need

  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons butter (for greasing the slow cooker)
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) sharp Cheddar cheese or a Cheddar blend (shredded)
  • 4 tablespoons butter (melted)

How to Make It

  1. Cook the macaroni in boiling salted water following package directions. Drain in a colander and rinse with hot water. Drain well.
  2. Generously butter the sides and bottom of a 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker (I use about 2 tablespoons of butter).
  3. Combine the macaroni with the remaining ingredients in the slow cooker and blend well. Cover the slow cooker and cook on LOW for 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours. Gently stir the mixture each hour.

    Expert Tips

    • If desired, spoon the cooked macaroni and cheese mixture into a baking dish, sprinkle with a little more cheese, and put under the broiler for a minute or 2, just until cheese is melted. Or cover it with buttered bread crumbs and broil to brown.

    Serves 4.

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    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 511
    Total Fat 37 g
    Saturated Fat 21 g
    Unsaturated Fat 11 g
    Cholesterol 109 mg
    Sodium 601 mg
    Carbohydrates 19 g
    Dietary Fiber 2 g
    Protein 25 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)