This Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese is so easy that you can make it by just dumping all the ingredients right in! You’ll love this easy crock pot mac and cheese recipe. This mac and cheese recipe is sponsored by Crock-Pot® Brand. Opinions are 100% my own.
Everyone always wants to make a mac and cheese without having to prep and precook. This recipe uses raw uncooked noodles. It can’t get any more simple than this recipe. It’s perfect for fall entertaining and especially great to make during the holidays! 🙂 We make our slow cooker mac and cheese with cream cheese so it’s EXTRA creamy!
If you want your mac and cheese with a little more liquid you can easily add a bit more milk and half and half and if you like different cheeses you can experiment too. We found the perfect texture and flavor with the combination we used.
One thing we worried about when recipe testing was hearing about gritty undercooked pasta or even worse, mushy pasta! If you like your mac and cheese with a little bite we recommend stopping it at about 1 1/2 hours and checking the doneness.
If you prefer not to use pumpkin spice and still want extra flavor we highly recommend using some taco seasoning mix which really tastes incredible too! You could also add in ground beef or even veggies! The options are endless when it comes to mac and cheese. This is a pretty traditional macaroni and cheese recipe and it’s really a no-fail recipe. Just set and forget. I was able to do laundry and dishes while it cooked away in the other room. I only stirred it once before serving at about 1 hour in.
We love using our programmable lift & serve Crock-Pot® slow cooker for entertaining. The lid doesn’t get all over, just easily open it up and it says open. Pretty much like your car hood! We can’t live without that incredibly awesome feature!
Slow cooker macaroni and cheese video
Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese Recipe
Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese
- 1 16 oz box of macaroni
- 3 1/2 cups milk
- 3/4 cup half and half
- 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- Combine all ingredients into your Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker.
- Set to low for 1-1/2-2 hours.
- Check about an hour in and stir.
- Serve and enjoy.