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Slow Cooker Mac n Cheese is rich, creamy, and cheese. Just add the ingredients to your crock pot, stir together, and cook on low for a couple of hours. Recipe at #kathleenscravings #macncheese #crockpotmacncheese #crockpot #slowcooker #pasta #cheese

Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

  • Author: Kathleen
  • Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese is rich, creamy, and so easy to make! Make it for a family favorite dinner, potluck, or a side for Thanksgiving when you’re short on oven space. Just 5 ingredients (plus a few basic spices) and only a few minutes of prep time.


  • 1 lb elbow macaroni pasta
  • 3 cups milk, I used skim, but 2% or whole milk works too
  • 12 ounce can evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 16 ounces cheese, shredded. *see note
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • fresh ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Prepare Slow Cooker. Spray a 4qt or larger slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. Combine Ingredients. Add all ingredients and stir together.
  3. Slow Cook. Cover and cook on low for 2 1/2-3 hours. Stir every hour until tender and creamy. If it is too thick, you can stir in a little more milk as needed to loosen it up. Serve immediately or turn the the ‘warm’ setting.


Cheese: I used 2 8oz blocks of sharp white cheddar that I shredded myself. You can also use pre-shredded cheese in bags, but it doesn’t melt as smoothly. I like to use my food processor’s shredding disc to make quick work of shredding cheese. Feel free to use a different cheese of your choice!

Leftovers: Leftovers can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Category: Main Dish, Slow Cooker, Side
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese, Thanksgiving Mac and Cheese, Crock Pot Mac and Cheese, Thanksgiving Side Dish

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