Tasty Mac and Cheese (Slow Cooker)

"Very creamy, full of flavor, and perfect for a slow cooker recipe!! This recipe has been made for 30-40 people for company potluck events and is a hit every time. Very cheesy and even has a little bit of bacon in it."
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Ready In:
3hrs 20mins
5 quarts




  • Mince or puree large onion.
  • Boil noodles in water or in chicken broth (adds more flavor). Add a dash of salt and the minced or pureed onion.
  • Slightly beat together egg, milk, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  • Melt butter (about 40 sec in the microwave) and then stir so all the solid is mixed well.
  • Mix the butter and Evaporated Milk into the bowl with the egg and milk mixture.
  • Pour drained noodles into the slow cooker or crock pot. Spread evenly.
  • Lightly mix in the cubed Velvetta cheese and Vermont Sharp Cheddar (Cracker Barrel is one brand), leaving some on the top.
  • Pour the milk mixture over the noodles and cheese. Do NOT Stir.
  • Spread bacon bits over the top of noodles. Do NOT Stir.
  • Spread the 2 cups of shredded cheese over the top of the mac and cheese. Do NOT Stir.
  • Cook on High for 90 minutes and then stir together to blend the melted cheese. Then another 90 minutes on High or 3 hrs on Low. Do not remove lid until the first 90 minutes has passed so that the mixture sets correctly.
  • Stir well before serving.

Questions & Replies

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  1. gc.borchardt
    what size slow cooker to make mac and cheese for 30


  1. Beachamorgan
    This was a great pot luck recipe! I added some onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon, to the recipe and everyone agreed this was the best mac and cheese ever! I did not use bacon and reduced the eggs to 2. Thanks, a very good recipe that I have recommended to many people.
  2. skmanier
    This is such a great recipe! I also used 2 eggs and it came out perfectly. Made it for a work potluck, and people couldn't stop talking about it for weeks. Thanks for sharing!
  3. Yogachef
    Delicious, and a big hit with my family at Easter dinner. Nice smooth sauce, and not dry at all!!! Will likely make for other large gatherings.



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