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Friday, November 3, 2023

Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

Everyone loves Mac and Cheese, and now this whole foods recipe can be made in the slow cooker...come and take a look at Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese quite possibly your new family favorite!


Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese, from scratch, and so easy to make.

If you are looking for a true fix-it and forget-it recipe for Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese. One that calls for everyday ingredients from your pantry and minimal preparation time, then stop right here! This is one easy recipe to toss in your slow cooker and then simply serve.

Grating the cheese will be the hardest part of the recipe!

This is a great recipe any time you want creamy, cheesy Mac and Cheese, but you don't want to spend all day cooking it! It is also perfect to serve alongside any entrĂ©e with, dare I say it, no gravy for those mashed potatoes! And it is just right for a meatless Monday dinner on any day...in other words, this is the Mac and Cheese recipe of your dreams! And when I say this is easy to make, I mean it! Put all the ingredients in the slow cooker, stir gently, and cook. Yep, that really is it. 
 

Since everyone loves Mac and Cheese, you will want to make this often!

Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese, is perfect to toss together when you are making BBQ burgers, Baked Beans, and Cole Slaw. Because if one thing holds true, it is that everyone loves Mac and Cheese. Especially the young ones running around who say they are not hungry, but you just know they are. They will always eat some Mac and Cheese, and then go back and play!

  
Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • milk
  • cheddar cheese
  • macaroni
  • butter
  • salt & pepper
  • ballpark mustard
You will also need the following:
  • slow cooker
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • stirring spoon
Now we are ready to begin!




Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese
adapted from: Fix-It and Forget-It New Cookbook
UPDATED: 11.04.223

1 T butter
1 1/2 c uncooked macaroni - we used whole wheat elbows
3 c milk
2-3 c grated sharp cheese (or a mixture of your favorite cheeses)
generous 1/2 t salt 
1/4 t pepper
1/2 t ballpark style yellow mustard

Rub the butter on the insides of the crockpot insert, to grease it.



Add remaining ingredients to the crockpot, mix well.

Cover and cook on low, 2-3 hours. Note, you might want to check for doneness at the 2-hour mark. It is very easy to overcook pasta in the slow-cooker.


Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese, tender, creamy, and ready to serve!

Also, depending upon your slow cooker, you may want to turn it too high the last 30 minutes if there is water around the edges and you would like it to evaporate.

Storage options for Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese. Store tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to four days. You may freeze this recipe for a longer storage time, however do expect some changes in texture. 

UPDATE:  For your convenience, a "copy and paste" version of Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese has been included below. 

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Printable "copy and paste" version:

Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese
adapted from: Fix-It and Forget-It New Cookbook
UPDATED: 11.04.2023

1 T butter
1 1/2 c uncooked macaroni - we used whole wheat elbows
3 c milk
2-3 c grated sharp cheese (or a mixture of your favorite cheeses)
generous 1/2 t salt 
1/4 t pepper
1/2 t ballpark style yellow mustard

Rub the butter on the insides of the crockpot insert, to grease it.

Add remaining ingredients to the crockpot, mix well.

Cover and cook on low, 2-3 hours. Note, you might want to check for doneness at the 2-hour mark. It is very easy to overcook pasta in the slow-cooker.

Also, depending upon your slow cooker, you may want to turn it too high the last 30 minutes if there is water around the edges and you would like it to evaporate.

Storage options for Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese. Store tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to four days. You may freeze this recipe for a longer storage time, however do expect some changes in texture. 

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  1. I made baked mac and cheese last week -- this really does look easy!

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    1. I have to be honest, I am still learning to use my slow cooker...but this is a tasty dish!

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  2. We use Almond Milk ... I wonder if that would be okay in this recipe ...?

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    1. If you have used it successfully in other recipes, I don't see why not. On the other hand, give it a try and see how it goes!

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    2. Yes! I make mac and cheese with almond milk all the time.

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    3. Thanks for the update on using Almond milk!

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  3. We'd also use almond milk -- think we'll give it a go! (I'll let you know)

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  4. As a daddy to five, I always think of Mac and Cheese as a quick meal for the kids. But that looks amazing! And, I love that it's easy to make, too. As a busy parent, that's 100 percent my style.

    Thanks for sharing this!

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  5. The only way to make Mac and Cheese better.....is to cook in the crock pot!! Thanks for the recipe!

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  6. Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party! Hope to keep seeing you every Sunday!!

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  7. I always think about mac and cheese being a quick dinner, not a slow cooker recipe.

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    1. It is, but I love this fix and forget recipe, leaving me free to cook other foods or enjoy time with family.

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  8. Sounds good! Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 18, open until November 26. Shared.

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  9. Visiting again to say thanks so much for linking up with me at #AThemedLinkup 42 for Crock Pot and Instant Pot Recipes, open until February 17. Shared again on social media.

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    1. Thanks so much, I appreciate it! Have a great week ahead.

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  10. Now that looks like proper mac and cheese!! Thanks for sharing at the Meatless Monday linky!

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    1. Helen, you are welcome! I have enjoyed this new link party and look forward to see what other share for new meal inspiration.

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  11. Oh man!! A perfect mac and cheese - and so easy! Visiting from the Pam's Parties and Practical Tips.

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  12. Two of my favorite things - crock pot and mac and cheese!! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party - hope your week has been great and we see you again tomorrow!

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  13. I love using my slow cooker. Things seem to turn out better for me in it. I've made spaghetti in the slow cooker before. Now it's time to try mac and cheese.
    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with Sweet Tea & Friends this month dear friend.

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    1. Paula, thanks for dropping by, I appreciate it. And your link-up Sweet Tea and Friends!

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