Crock-Pot Macaroni and Cheese

Total Time
4hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 4 hrs

I got this from a girl at work! It was very good and easy. Perfect for the busy weeknight! must try.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (16 ounce) package macaroni, any type
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 (14 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 12 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese (sharp is what she uses)
  • 12 cup melted butter


  1. Cook macaroni until just barley tender, drain. Lightly grease crockpot. Toss with macaroni with oil and add to crockpot. Stir in remaining ingredience. Stir cover and cook 3-4 hours on low. DO NOT STIR while cooking. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

This is very easy to prepare but I found it to be way too greasy in the end. I definitely think the amount of butter needs reduced by half and the oil to be omitted. My kids and I found it to be lacking in a depth of flavor - the addition of pepper is a must for us for sure - not a huge amount but enough to give it some more seasoning. You definitely need to spray your crockpot well before making and even then there were hot spots that were over-cooked even with it being in the crock for only a bit over 3 hours. Generally crockpots really vary in temperature so I suggest definitely watching this dish closely after 2.5 to 3 hours which makes it hard to cook while away at work. Made for Comfort Foods event 2/2011 for the Food Photos forum.

HokiesMom February 09, 2011

The family says 4 1/2 stars! The macaroni and cheese was very tasty and simple to prepare. The only complaint was we found it to be a bit greasy so when I make this again I am going to try and reduce the amount of oil to just 1 tsp and see if that works. Sometimes, I find cheese can be oily when melted, so it may very well have been oily due to the brand of cheese that I used which was Cracker Barrel "old" cheddar. Loved the crusty parts along the side of the dish too. Just a side note to any chefs making this recipe - It looks as if there is too much liquid when you put the recipe together, but don't panic, it works out in the end. I agree with the previous poster that it cooks quickly. Mine was done in about 2.5 hours also. Thanks so much Mandy, this is a keeper.

mums the word December 17, 2010

Very easy and delicious! I omitted oil completely and added 1 T dried mustard.

PortlandChick February 09, 2011

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