Friday, March 15, 2013

Slow Cooker Mac & Cheese

I made this slow cooker mac & cheese for company dinner about a week ago. And it was a success! It tasted just like homemade baked mac & cheese without the hassle of whisking milk and melting cheese and adding a roux. Next time I might mix in some steamed veggies and add some toasted breadcrumbs on top... 

Yes. I know there is a giant piece of parsley in the middle of the photo. I got a little carried away with garnishing.

Slow Cooker Macaroni & Cheese

by Lindsey
Keywords: slow-cooker entree side pasta cheddar

  • 1 12 oz can evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 c skim milk
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 lb box elbow macaroni, cooked for five minutes in boiling, salted water
  • 1/2 c parmesan
  • 4 c cheddar, divided
Spray the inside of your slow cooker with nonstick spray.
Whisk the milk, evaporated milk, eggs, butter and salt in the slow cooker.
Add 3 c of the cheddar, macaroni and pepper and stir to combine.
Sprinkle the top with parmesan.
Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes.
Switch to low for 1 1/2 hours.
Add the additional cup of cheddar and gently mix in or just let melt on top.

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  1. I like the parsley sprig! This recipe looks fantastic! I have never tried it in the slow cooker before! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend lady!

  2. WOW!!! This mac & cheese looks absolutely delicious! I'm definitely going to try out your recipe. Thanks, Lindsey, and also for your nice comments:)

  3. I guess it makes sense but I never considered making mac and cheese in the slow cooker. Why not-I'm going to give it a try!

  4. Pinned this recipe to try later. Sounds delicious, I've never tried it in a slow cooker!

  5. Mmmm your Mac and cheese looks delicious! I've never made it in a slow cooker, but I will have to try it sometime because it sounds great!

  6. Yum-o! I love it! I found your cute blog on What Cha Whipped up!

  7. Wow. This looks delicious. I will plan to try this soon! Saw your post over @ Someday Crafts. Please visit me sometime @

  8. Looks SO girls and I will be making this for dinner tomorrow night!

    A new follower,

  9. I love a good Mac and Cheese, but have to be honest and say I never thought of making it in the crock pot! Hmmmm.....I think I will have to give this a try. By the way - love the parsley!

    Thank you for linking up to the In and Out of the kitchen party! I look forward to seeing what you bring next week. All of the goodies on your sidebar are fantastic!

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  10. I love all crock pot cooking! I did not know you could do Mac-N-Cheese however. I am going to try this soon. I would love to have you share it at my party, the Rock 'N Share going on now.

  11. Looks good! Thanks for sharing, new follower from the hop. please stop over when you can.

  12. Yummm.... tasty! I never thought you could make mac n' cheese in a slow cooker- you are very clever- nice job!

    Thank you for sharing with the rest of us! Always great to see creative minds at work. :)

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    Suz @MaytagNMom
    NW Illinois
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  13. I thought the parsley looked great!! I've made baked mac and cheese and stovetop, but never crockpot style, I love this idea, especially not having to make the roux (I'm lazy :) I would've thought the milk products might separate or something? Yours looks fantastic, I'm absolutely trying this!! Thanks so much for linking at Printabelle!

  14. Lindsey,
    I found your post on Weekend Re-treat. I've never made homemade mac and cheese but I'd love to may your recipe.

  15. Lindsey,

    This looks awesome! I just pinned it to try later.

    Would love to have you come link up at our link party @

  16. Hello there! This pretty post will be featured on Whimsy Wednesday at Smart School House today. We are always so honored to have you with us (I know a good partier when I see one!). The new party and your fabulous feature will start this afternoon!

    Kelly at Smart School House


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