Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Perfect for parties, this slow cooker macaroni and cheese recipe is creamy, flavorful, and so easy to make!

Perfect for parties, this slow cooker macaroni and cheese recipe is creamy, flavorful, and so easy to make!  Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

After popcorn, macaroni and cheese is one of my absolute favorite foods. I love any kind of macaroni and cheese – I’ll even eat it cold. There’s just something so irresistible about pasta coated in ooey, gooey, flavorful cheese. And it turns out the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. My little man, N, loooooves his macaroni. E does too, but in N’s case, it’s one of the few things I can always count on him eating. That is, if it is a specific boxed macaroni and cheese brand…elbows, not spirals…

Perfect for parties, this slow cooker macaroni and cheese recipe is creamy, flavorful, and so easy to make!  Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

The kid is so picky. I won’t lie to you and tell you that he loved this macaroni and cheese because he didn’t. “I don’t yike it, Mommy.” And that wasn’t a type, all L sounds are pronounced like a Y and it’s the cutest thing ever and I hope he never stops doing it. Okay maybe it would be weird in high school, but I’ll enjoy it while it lasts. That and “airplanecopter” and calling elevators “alligators.” Anyways, he didn’t eat this mac and cheese but you can’t trust the kid because it’s delicious. Ben and I had no problems devouring it!

Perfect for parties, this slow cooker macaroni and cheese recipe is creamy, flavorful, and so easy to make!  Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

The great thing about this slow cooker mac and cheese recipe is that it’s perfect for parties where you want it to stay hot. My friend did a macaroni and cheese bar for a harvest party she threw. This recipe would be ideal for that type of event. Scoop the macaroni and cheese from the hot slow cooker and top it with any topping you desire. It’s such a fun party idea.

Perfect for parties, this slow cooker macaroni and cheese recipe is creamy, flavorful, and so easy to make!  Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Perfect for parties, this slow cooker macaroni and cheese recipe is creamy, flavorful, and so easy to make!

Ingredients:

  • 16 ounces elbow pasta (I use large elbows)
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 oz. cream cheese
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 12 ounces evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar shredded cheese, grated
  • 8 ounces provolone, grated

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta according to directions to al dente (it will cook more in the slow cooker so don’t over-boil it). Drain and pour into a large slow cooker.
  2. Melt butter and cream in a small saucepan over medium heat, whisking until both are melted. Stir in milk, evaporated milk, sour cream and whisk until combined. Remove from heat, whisk in eggs, ground mustard, and pepper. Stir in cheese. Pour mixture over cooked macaroni and stir to combine cheese and pasta.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 2 hours. Switch to warm until ready to serve. 

Verdict: I love macaroni and cheese. This version and pretty much any other version.
Husband’s take: He loved this! I don’t think he even put tuna fish on top which is what he usually does with macaroni and cheese. (Eww.)
Changes I would make: None are necessary.
Difficulty: Easy

Craving more macaroni and cheese? Don’t you worry, I have you MORE than covered! Make sure to try my easy baked macaroni and cheese (one of the most popular recipes on Rachel Cooks!), copycat Panera Bread macaroni and cheese, pumpkin macaroni and cheese with bacon and caramelized onions, copycat easy mac (microwave macaroni and cheese), macaroni and cheese pizza, mac and cheese STUFFED crust pizza, broccoli bacon mac and cheese. Or check out my macaroni and cheese archives for even more ideas!

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16 comments

  1. I’m definitely making this for dinner soon and I absolutely love the idea of a mac and cheese bar for parties!

  2. How could anyone not like this mac and cheese?? It looks perfect. Oh well, more deliciousness for you!!

  3. sounds good!

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  5. I’ll take macaroni and cheese any way I can get it. I don’t think I’ve ever had a slow cooker version and it’s such a perfect idea!

  6. Ahhh my boys would LOVE this Rachel!!! Perfect for winter!

  7. Genius idea for mac and cheese. Looks amazing and easy!

  8. Crockpot mac and cheese is like a must have at every party I have ever gone to. Yours looks sooo delicious, cheesy, and creamy. Terrific recipe, pinned!

  9. Nothing screams comfort like a big, heaping bowl of cheese-y mac. I love that this version is slow-cooker friendly. Pinned.

  10. Sounds like a picky kid, because these mac and cheese looks delicious!

  11. Tuna on mac & cheese…that’s a new one for me. Looks like a great recipe, Rachel. I’m positive my kids would “yike” it. :)

  12. I’ll take your little guys share, this looks too creamy and delicious to pass up. And making it in the slow cooker is a life saver.

  13. This is seriously wonderful – maybe for a party too! My favorite mac and cheese is white cheddar with peas in it and TONS of black pepper on top. I can’t wait to give this a try (Tony would LOVE!).

  14. Agreed, there’s something totally irresistible about mac ‘n cheese… you just can’t say no! ps- I’ll eat N’s share…kid has no idea what he’s missing out on!

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