Delicious and Easy Crock Pot Mac and Cheese

    Posted by  ·  September 9, 2018

    This crock pot mac and cheese is creamy and delicious! The best part it is an easy dinner recipe that won’t heat up your house.


    I love slow cooker recipes. Did you know you can make baked potatoes in the slow cooker? I also have a favorite slow cooker lasagna recipe. The slow cooker does the cooking while you are getting other stuff done.  It is the perfect kitchen helper.

    Crock Pot Mac and Cheese

    This rich and creamy crock pot mac and cheese won’t disappoint. I am always asked for the recipe! I think the two kinds of milk make it extra rich and yummy. This recipe is a great comfort food to take to a friend in need, or a special treat to fill the bellies of little ones. Even those picky eaters!  It tastes like you spent hours cooking it, but with the crock pot doing all of the work (3-4 hours), it will only take you a few minutes of cooking.

    crock pot mac and cheese in bowl

    Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

    crock pot mac and cheese in bowl
    5 from 3 votes

    Crock Pot Mac and Cheese

    Put ingredients in your slow cooker and forget it until dinner time when you will enjoy creamy macaroni and cheese! YUM!

    Course Main Course
    Cuisine American
    Keyword cream cheese, crock pot, easy dinner recipes, slow cooker
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 3 hours
    Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
    Servings 8
    Calories 220 kcal
    Author Cindy


    • 1 8 ounce pkg of macaroni cooked and drained
    • 1 Tablespoon oil
    • 1 13 ounce can evaporated milk
    • 1 1/2 cups milk
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1 pound Velveeta cheese cut into cubes
    • 1/4 cup melted butter


    1. Toss cooked macaroni in 1 tablespoon oil. Add all remaining ingredients. Pour into lightly greased crock-pot. Stir well. Cook covered on low for 3 – 4 hours. Stir occasionally.


    Your friends and family will be so pleased with this crock pot mac cheese recipe ! They will be asking for it again and again.

    slow cooker mac and cheese

    We don’t eat alot of Velveta at our house, but it really works in this recipe. If you want to try some other mac and cheese recipes you might like my stove top macaroni and cheese and this one pot macaroni and cheese  which is made with cheddar cheese.  Macaroni and cheese seems to be a staple dish in any household with children.  It is also a dish that when it is homemade, is often loved by adults too.  So keeping some dry macaroni, Velveeta cheese, and evaporated milk in the pantry will almost always ensure that you can create a loved-by-all homemade dish at a moments notice.  I think that every cook should have a mac and cheese recipe that they, and those they love will enjoy eating!   It should be a dish that creates warm memories for your kids so that they will someday grow up and declare…”It’s just like my mom used to make” as they bite into some fancy mac and cheese dish at a fancy over-priced restaurant.

    slow cooker mac and cheese

    What are your favorite mac and cheese ingredients?  Do you add anything special?  I would love to hear your ideas in the comments below!


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    1. pslord
      Sunday, September 24th, 2017
      made for the first time today! In need of some comfort food. My mom always made our mac and cheese with velveeta, and no matter how hard I have tried, could never replicate. SO easy, so good! I used 12 oz. of large shells, still enough cheesiness.
    2. Karen
      Monday, December 22nd, 2014
      Have you doubled this recipe? I'd lIke to make it for Christmas Eve where there will be a crowd!
      • Cindy
        Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
        Yes, I have doubled the recipe. You need a larger crock pot for sure and be sure to stir every so often.
    3. Abel
      Saturday, November 15th, 2014
      I think mac and cheese should have real cheese, not Velveeta [ imitation cheese ] just saying...
      • Cindy
        Sunday, September 9th, 2018
        Abel, Velveeta is something I rarely cook with but this is a crowd-pleasing macaroni and cheese. I do love making this one pot macaroni and cheese recipe. It is so quick and easy!
    4. Donna
      Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
      We make this recipe for each holiday and other gatherings and it is always a huge hit...
    5. Linda
      Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
      I thinks I make this now and add frozen pea too for some more vegies.
      • Cindy
        Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
        good idea Linda! My mom always adds peas and a can of drained tuna to her mac and cheese
    6. Robyn
      Monday, October 7th, 2013
      Thanks for the recipe!! I made this tonight with meatloaf and it was a perfect meal!! This reciupe would be perfect for potlucks!
      • Cindy
        Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
        So glad you liked it!
    7. Misty
      Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
      So the noodles do not get mushy after being cooked and then cooked again for 3-4 hours?
      • Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
        Misty they really don't. I do stir every so often. When I cook the noodles I do make sure I don't boil the noodles too long.
    8. Becki
      Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
      Have you ever doubled this recipe?
    9. cassie
      Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
      Im not a fan of it possible to make this with a different kind of cheese?
      • Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
        Cassie, I must admit I am not either. I feel it is a lot of unnecessary chemicals and the flavor is not always my fave, but this is really good and we don't eat it very often. I haven't tried it with other cheese. I also make this Stove Top Macaroni and Cheese when I am in a hurry.
    10. Kellie Smith
      Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
      Yummy Comfort Food, Fast and Easy! Thanks so much for sharing :)
    11. Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
      I love macaroni! I know what I'm going to have for dinner tonight! Thank you for the recipe :)