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slow cooker mac and cheese in block crock pot

Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: slow cooker
  • Cuisine: American


This easy Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese is a cheesy masterpiece! No condensed soups or Velveeta, just loads of delicious real cheese and classic elbow noodles!


  • 16 ounce box elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, cut into slices
  • 12 ounce can evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 cups half & half
  • 8 ounce block mild cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
  • 16 ounce block mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Line the slow cooker with a slow cooker liner or spray thoroughly with nonstick spray.
  2. Cook the elbow macaroni according to box instructions for al dente (still slightly firm.)
  3. Drain pasta and add to the slow cooker.
  4. Add butter, salt, and pepper to pasta and stir until melted.
  5. Pour evaporated milk, half & half, mozzarella cheese, and 2/3 of cheddar cheese to slow cooker.
  6. Stir to mix.
  7. Cover and cook on low for 1 hour 15 minutes.
  8. Remove cover and add remaining cheddar cheese to the top. Replace cover and allow to cook an additional 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  9. Change slow cooker setting to warm and serve immediately.


  • Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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