Easy Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Disclosure AffiliateEasy Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese

This Easy Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese Recipe is actually SUPER easy like the picture says. It’s basically just dump everything in the crockpot and end up with oozy, cheesy goodness! I recommend stirring it a couple of times while cooking if possible (but not necessary) and start checking it every 15 minutes or so starting at the 2 hour mark so you can stop cooking when it is to the consistency that you like.

You might want to consider using a slow cooker liner for this dish. We all know how hard it can be to clean up after anything made with cheese! You can find them here. Once you are done cooking and serving, just pull the liner of the pot and throw away. You’ll be left with a totally clean slow cooker with nothing to wash!


Easy Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

3 cups milk
12 oz can of evaporated milk
3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
8 oz brick of cream cheese
16 oz box of elbow macaroni
1 tsp ground mustard
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
Place all in Crockpot and set heat to low. Cook for 2-4 hours or until noodles are soft and sauce is the consistency you like (slow cookers vary a lot, especially with something like pasta, so you’ll have to start checking it at about 2 hours and stop once noodles are soft and sauce is the consistency you like..

NOTE: I didn’t have a chance to take a picture before we devoured our mac and cheese, but I promise to get a picture of the finished product the next time I make it!

This is the slow cooker that I use and I LOVE it! It’s the Cuisinart Cook Central Slow Cooker – 3-in-1. My favorite feature is that it lets you brown ingredients right in the unit before slow cooking. Seriously awesome!

Cuisinart Cook Central Slow Cooker

Another great idea for work lunches is this Crock-Pot Lunch Crock Food Warmer. You can leave the warming base at work and use the removable food container to transport your lunch from home. The warming base will keep your food warm or heat your foods over time. It’s a good way to avoid standing in line to use the office microwave (which is usually pretty filthy inside anyway!)

Crock-Pot 20-Ounce Lunch Crock Food WarmerCrock-Pot 20-Ounce Lunch Crock Food Warmer

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Chrysa is the founder and owner of ThriftyJinxy.com, a site dedicated to living a fabulous life on a frugal budget. Her approach is that by spending less on the boring everyday stuff, you can have more money to splurge on the things you REALLY want, whether it’s travel, fashion, electronics – you name it! Chrysa is married, has a 8-year old nephew she dotes on, as well as three lovable cats and a big sweetie of a German Shepherd.


  1. Hi I was wondering if the noodles need to be cooked or just put uncooked noodles into the crockpot? Thanks

  2. About how many does this serve do you think? We are a family of four…

  3. Never making this again, noodles dissolved into the thick non flavourful sauce.. Followed the recipe to the T.

    Waste of money and time.

    • I’m sorry you didn’t like it! The noodles are always softer when cooked in a crockpot, but maybe stop cooking sooner? When you stop to check the sauce every 15 minutes at the end, you can also check how done the noodles are. If you want more flavor to the sauce, I would suggest adding some smoked paprika or even some seasoning salt.

  4. vampqueenalchemist@gmail.com' Nazareth Ibarra says:

    what is the size of the crockpot i only have a 6 quart slow cooker and can i double the recipe in my crockpot

  5. I made your recipe before and we loved it! I wanted to make it again today but don’t have the evaporated milk. Can I just up the milk content?


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