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Crock Pot Mac & Cheese

posted by Julie Evink on April 26, 2013

Crock Pot Mac & Cheese ~ Easy, Creamy, Deliciousness!Crock Pot Mac & Cheese ~ Easy, Creamy, Delciousness! via #recipe #crockpot

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  • Cindys Recipes and Writings

    Nice mac and cheese version, Julie! Thanks forv sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!

  • Liz @ I Heart Vegetables

    Oh my goodness, I grew UP on the blue box mac! I haven’t found a recipe quite as good 😉 This looks amazing!

  • Angie @ Big Bear's Wife

    look at all of that cheesy goodness! I’m so making this on Sunday!

  • Carole

    Julie, this is lovely. It would be great if you linked it to Food on Friday: Pasta and Noodles. The showcases from this Food on Friday have not yet been selected. This link will take you to my home page where you will find a sidebar with links to all the different Food on Fridays. So that I know you have linked and can be sure to pin to the board I have for each one, please do leave a short comment. Cheers

  • Jennie

    I am going to try this tonight! Looks delish. The second ingredient from the bottom looks to be missing though, it just says “1/2 tsp” . Was there another seasoning?

    • Julie Evink

      Dry mustard ill get that fixed tomorrow!

  • Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling

    This looks so good, Julie! I MUST try it!! Love that it’s in a crockpot… 🙂

    • Julie Evink

      Thanks Cathy. The crock pot saves me a lot!

  • Kirsta

    I never have dry mustard on hand. Do you think I could use regular mustard and how much? Thanks in advance! 🙂

    • Julie Evink

      I’d just add about a teaspoon!

  • Crystal

    Would it be possible to sub the cheddar cheese soup out with some evaporated milk? I live in the middle of nowhere and our local store doesn’t sell condensed cheese soup. Any suggestions?

  • Kelly A.

    This is the same recipe I just recently got from Paula Dean . Its a Good one though

    • Julie Evink

      I think if you track it all the way back through the chain that’s were it originated from! Good catch!

  • jeannine

    Did you mean to say mix the milk and butter then add cheese. I just made this and it just didn’t seem right mixing the butter and cheese. It made a mess of my pan too. It’s cooking now. Can’t wait to try it!

    • Julie Evink

      No I mixed the butter and cheese together like it says. I’m not sure what happened with yours 🙁

    • British American

      I had the same concern too and wondered if it was a mistake in the recipe. Mixing butter and cheese on medium high just leads to cheese sticking and burning to the bottom of my pan. I quickly added the soup in there as damage control. Will be eating it for dinner tonight. I tried some of the sauce from the pan – it does taste good.

      • Julie Evink

        I have never had this problem and I’ve made it just as the recipe states all the time 🙁 I’m sorry! Maybe your pan heats faster than mine… maybe try it at a lower temp next time.

        • Robyn

          Step 3 says to mix butter and cheese in the sauce pan, then add cheese. I think this is what is confusing.

          • Robyn

            Sorry, I posted before I finished my reply lol.

            I am really looking forward to trying this recipe. I just wanted to make sure I did it right 🙂

          • Julie Evink

            Wow can’t believe you are the first to catch that typo! It shouldn’t say to add it the second time, just stir until it melts. Sorry!

  • Elizabeth Treffeisen

    Prep time: 20 minutes

    Cook time: 2 hours

    8 servings/4 yields

  • Lindsay Mann

    Can I make this on the stovetop following the same directions?

    • Julie Evink

      I’m not sure if you can. I’ve never tried it that way! There might be two much liquid.

    • Christin

      Lindsay, I just made this last night on the stove top because I didn’t have 2 1/2 hours to let it sit in the Crock-Pot. It turned out fantastic, with a couple alterations. First, I cooked the pasta until it was done (rather than for six minutes), and then I didn’t add the milk to the sauce. You may need to add a splash of milk, but I would start with none and then if it’s too thick, add the milk. Turned out great for me and it was much quicker on the stove top!

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  • Victoria

    I’m currently doing some research on a good Crock Pot Mac n’ Cheese recipe to make next week and this one sounds perfect! It’s definitely the one I’m going with.

    However, I noticed that it is literally identical to Paula Dean’s recipe from… Just wondering if you know which is the original or if its just a happy coincidence? Just wondering!

    • Julie Evink

      I actually found this on another blog which I credited and it seems that it originally came from Paula, which I learned way after posting so yes is her recipe!

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  • joan

    If you are going to use canned soup, you might as well make the blue box kind

    • Julie Evink

      Joan, I have nothing against the blue box and never claimed this was any “healthier” or “better” than that. That is your own preference.

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  • Taryn

    I literally just dump all but the noodles in the crock on low and it melts into a beautiful cheese sauce. Add the 6 min boiled noodles and hour before you want to eat and voila, done! It’s much simpler and just as amazing.

    • Julie Evink

      Great tip Taryn!

    • Katie

      Taryn, how long do you cook it that way? Thank you!

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  • Christin

    Made this for dinner last night and it was SO yummy! To make it a complete meal, I added two cooked, shredded chicken breasts (seasoned) and some broccoli. I was concerned there wouldn’t be enough cheese sauce, but it was perfect! I might play with the spices a bit next time, but overall, this was wonderful. I made it on the stove top this time because I didn’t have time to wait for the Crock-Pot, so I just skipped the milk in the sauce and boiled the pasta till it was done. Husband raved about it! I’ll definitely make this one again…like next week 🙂

  • Reese

    Thank you so much for this recipe! I was very skeptical while preparing the butter & cheese mixture, wondering why there was no flour for a roux, & the butter & cheese just separated & seemed weird. But I just dumped it in the crockpot with the rest of the ingredients & hoped for the best. I was very pleasantly surprised! My 17 year old kept eating it out of the crockpot before it was even finished cooking, & everyone said it was the best homemade Mac n cheese I’ve ever made! I used mini shells instead of elbows since that’s what we prefer. It was so delicious & every bit of the leftovers was eaten the next day! Delicious!!

    • Julie Evink

      So glad you enjoyed it Reese!

  • Julie

    So if I want to make a big crock pot full for a party do I need to 4x this recipe?

    • Julie Evink

      The regular recipe makes about 4 cups of cooked pasta. Please adjust according to that and how many people you will be serving.

  • Jeanette

    Made this recipe two weeks ago and it was such a big hit that I will be making it again for our Super Bowl party (GO BRONCOS!). It was easy and oh so creamy. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!

    • Julie Evink

      So glad you enjoyed it Jeanette! Thanks for stopping back to let me know!

  • fawn

    I made this for Thanksgiving this year. Doubled it for 11 ( 3 being small kids) and we ran out!! this was sooo good and I was asked to make it again.

    • Julie Evink

      So glad you enjoyed it Fawn!!

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