This Slow Cooker Mac-n-Cheese (Crock Pot Mac and Cheese) recipe is creamy, cheesy, and a dish that you can just put together and leave alone. Combine milk, elbow macaroni noodles, cream cheese, processed American Cheese, and even more cheese all in a slow cooker and wait for the magic to happen!
So, I recently had my first live taping on Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV making this Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese recipe. Isn’t that awesome?! I was so excited to have the opportunity to be on local television. What is more exciting is this macaroni and cheese recipe. It is one of the easiest recipes I’ve ever made. It is perfect as a side dish or a complete meal!
This recipe requires the following ingredients:
- Uncooked elbow macaroni noodles
- Processed American Cheese
- Evaporated Milk
- Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies
To name a few!
The ingredients for this recipe are relatively common and affordable and can be purchased at most grocery stores.
What I love more about this recipe are the diced tomatoes and green chilies. Adding this ingredient gives this mac-n-cheese a different flavor that you will enjoy. Adding this ingredient has me thinking that it would be such a good idea to add different toppings and ingredients to make the mac-n-cheese yours!
You can ingredients such as bacon, grilled chicken, sauteed spinach, Buffalo Chicken Sauce, or chopped ham. The possibilities are endless! In fact, you can make this crockpot mac-n-cheese as a base and have the toppings on the side and make sort of a Mac-n-Cheese bar! Such a good idea!
The perfect holiday side dish
I don’t know about you, but Mac-n-Cheese is one of those side dishes that are a must for my family during the holidays. It is always a serious discussion as to who will make the necessary dish because it is imperative that it doesn’t get messed up. There are certain individuals in our family who are not allowed to make the mac-cheese. My mom is one of those individuals. Although my mom may not be well versed in the kitchen these days, if she had to make mac-cheese, this recipe would be okay because she can’t mess it up.
* Recipe adapted from Red Gold Tomatoes
Commonly Asked Questions
Yes. I made this recipe a few times and the noodles are always cooked through. You will have to check on the recipe periodically to stir so the noodles don’t stick together. Be sure to season with salt and pepper to taste.
Nooo, but you will want to. The evaporated milk makes the cheese flavor stronger and keeps the mac and cheese from becoming greasy and curdled-looking.
Yep! I sure do. If you prefer baked mac-n-cheese then I have the recipe for you right here. It is made with five kinds of cheese and a ton of flavor.