Slow Cooker Mac N Cheese

Mac N Cheese

Itasca, IL, USA

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Slow Cooker Mac N Cheese
4 to 6
Prep Time
30 Minutes
Cook Time

Time on High: 1 to 2 Hours Time on Low: 3 to 4 Hours Creamy mac n cheese heaven with toasted breadcrumbs!


1 Box elbow macaroni
4 Tablespoons butter
2 1/2 Cups Velveeta cheese cubed
1/2 Cup sour cream
1/2 Teaspoon salt and onion salt
2 Cups half and half
1/2 Teaspoon black pepper
Toasted bread crumbs
Fresh parsley


Boil macaroni until aldente, about 6 minutes. Mix butter and cheese in a saucepan until the cheese melts. In the Crock-Pot® slow cooker, mix butter and cheese mixture, sour cream, salt and onion salt, half and half, pepper, and mix well. Mix in cooked macaroni. Set the Crock-Pot® slow cooker on low setting and cook for 3 to 4 hours, stirring once in a while. Top with bread crumbs and fresh parsley!


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Let me start by saying 5 stars for convenience and adaptability. I improvised considerably, yet the dish still turned out great. The recipe is poorly written: "a box of pasta" can vary from 10 to 16 oz, and how much is "a cup of velveeta cubes"??? I used a large crockpot with two 16 oz boxes of corkscrew pasta, a 2 lb box of velveeta, 1 stick of real butter, 4 cups of 2% milk, onion powder, salt & pepper. Fixed for a large group BBQ. When it started to dry out we just added more milk. Stir gently and NOT frequently to avoid breaking apart the pasta. Next time I'll cook the pasta less than al dente, and I'll add chopped green chiles to give it more zip but great as-is for kids and those that don't like spicy foods.

C Whis
Austin, Tx