Monday, July 2, 2012

Creamy Easy Crock Pot Mac n' Cheese

Creamy Easy Crock Pot Mac n' Cheese
A view of my crock pot...I love the plastic crock pot liners!
I love to try new mac n' cheese recipes because just when I think I've found the perfect one...another great one comes along! I never made mac n' cheese in a crock pot before, but it's so much easier than making it on the stovetop. No more constant hovering over the stove to make the cheese sauce. With this recipe you just slightly pre-cook the pasta (3 minutes) and then just dump the remaining ingredients into the crock pot, mix well, then add the pre-cooked pasta. Set the time for 1 1/2 hours on low and just stir once after 45 minutes. This makes a perfect, creamy, cheesy, mac n' cheese! I think the green onions are a must because it just gives you another layer of flavor!

I found this recipe on Pinterest, but I'm posting it the way I made it. I tweaked some of the ingredients and I made the directions a little easier.
Creamy Easy Crock Pot Mac n' Cheese
Crock Pot Mac n' Cheese

2 cups uncooked elbow pasta
2 Tbls. butter
3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sour cream - I used fat free
4 oz. cream cheese - I used fat free
1 1/2 cups milk - I used 1% milk
1 tsp. prepared yellow mustard
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
pinch of nutmeg
pinch cayenne pepper
2 green onions - chopped

Cook pasta for only 3 minutes, You want the pasta to be very al dente. Drain and set aside.
Mix all remaining ingredients in crock-pot. Stir to combine thoroughly.
Add in the al dente cooked pasta. Stir to combine again.
Then set crockpot on low, cover and let cook for 1 1/2 hours.
Stir after 45 minutes. Stir again before serving.
Top with chopped green onions.
Serves 4


  1. What a marvelous idea Lillian! I've also never heard of crock pot liners...

    1. Thanks Kc...I never use my crockpot without them! They're made by Reynold's. I sometimes find them in the plastic wrap isle of the food store. Or near the roaster bags. these make clean up so much easier!

  2. Mac n’cheese is an all American dish and ideal comfort food. But you can always do some changes in the cooking style and the ingredients to make it a little more interesting. Have you tried using different kinds of cheese for this dish? Cheddar is the usual ingredient for this recipe, but you can also put some mozzarella or any other kind of cheese to add some new taste and flavor.

    Alex Staff

  3. I love easy recipes like this! It looks delicious! 


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