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Crock Pot Mac N Cheese

Crock Pot Mac N Cheese

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This Crock Pot Mac N Cheese is perfect for Thanksgiving because it allows you to free up your much needed burners while preparing other dishes.

This easy and cheesy crock pot mac n cheese will be a new family favorite that will be requested at all of your family gatherings.

So simple and yet so delicious, you will want to make it again and again!

Crock Pot Mac N Cheese

Ever since I was I was a little girl, I have always loved homemade macaroni and cheese. It all started at my Aunt Brenda’s house where she would host Thanksgiving for the whole family and whoever else was lucky enough to show up.

Everyone loved her cooking and Thanksgiving was her time to shine. She would make almost everything from scratch like yeast rolls, stuffing, and an assortment of other delicious sides as well as her famous pies for dessert.

While she was cooking my sister and I would sneak into the kitchen to steal chunks of the extra sharp cheddar cheese she was slicing to make her famous mac n cheese. We would eat as much as we could get our hands on and have always enjoyed this cheese ever since thanks to my Aunt Brenda being preoccupied with other dishes long enough for us to sneak a few chunks.

I recently spoke to my Aunt Brenda and found out that she knew every year that we were sneaking in to steal her cheese and she actually bought an extra block each year just for us. She said that she would hear us coming in to the kitchen and would turn her back just in time so we would feel like we were getting away with something. She is one of the sweetest women I have ever known and every time I see a block of Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, I think of her.

Crock Pot Mac N Cheese

Since this dish was one of the highlights of my childhood I decided to recreate it but I wanted to make it in an easy way that allows me to free up the other burners on Thanksgiving Day, so I created a Crock Pot Mac N Cheese recipe that rivals Aunt Brenda’s cheesy mac n cheese.

Crock Pot Mac N Cheese

It’s really simple to make and after boiling the elbow macaroni for about 5 minutes, you just throw the rest of the ingredients into the crock pot and get busy cooking other stuff because it’s really that simple. Just be sure to stir occasionally.

If you are like me and don’t have time to watch the pot, pick up this CROCK POT THAT STIRS ITSELF, this is one of the best purchases I have ever made!

If you have left overs that you would like to reheat, add a small amount of milk before reheating to prevent the macaroni from drying out.

Also if your macaroni and cheese is too thick, add a little more milk and stir.

Crock Pot Mac N Cheese

This Crock Pot Mac N Cheese is my favorite Thanksgiving side dish to make for the holidays as well as throughout the year and it looks great served in this beautiful serving dish. What is your favorite recipe to make during the holidays?

Crock Pot Mac N Cheese

Crock Pot Mac N Cheese


  • 1/2 Stick of Butter
  • 1 - 12 ounce Can of Evaporated Milk
  • 1 Block of Cream Cheese
  • 13 oz of Elbow Macaroni
  • 1 Cup of Milk
  • 1 Lb. of Sharp Cheddar Cheese


  1. Boil the elbow macaroni for about 5 minutes to soften noodles.
  2. Add to the crock pot.
  3. Cut the Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese into cubes or small chunks and then add to the crock pot.
  4. Add the milk and stir all ingredients.
  5. Cook on low for about 2 and a half hours.


Tuesday 2nd of March 2021

What size can of evaporated milk?


Wednesday 3rd of March 2021

Hi Peggy, thanks for stopping by. I have updated the post to include that the can of evaporated milk is a 12-ounce can. Thanks for the heads up.

Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

Thursday 17th of November 2016

I have never owned a crockpot but seriously there is one that 'turns itself'? I may need Santa to bring me one of those for Christmas! :-)

The Cubicle Chick

Sunday 13th of November 2016

It seems like you can cook anything in the Crock Pot. I'm not sure I'm ready to try this one yet, though. LOL! Yolonda


Wednesday 9th of November 2016

Slow cookers are kind of my favorite. They are such an easy way to cook on a busy day! Love meal planning with my crock pot!


Wednesday 9th of November 2016

This recipe sounds amazing. I never thought of making mac n cheese in the crockpot. I will have to give it a try.

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