Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese {Ultimate Easy Comfort Food}

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Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese is the best crock pot mac and cheese. This easy recipe for Velveeta mac and cheese is very creamy and cheesy. You will just love this crockpot macaroni and cheese! Serves 8

 

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Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese Makeover

This crockpot macaroni and cheese was first published on Seduction in the Kitchen on 1/16/2014. This recipe for mac and cheese in crock pot is popular.  I think it is because this is not a crockpot mac and cheese with cream cheese!

 

I decided it was time to update the photos for my one pot mac and cheese aka crock-pot macaroni and cheese recipe! This cheesy slow cooker dish just needed refreshed!

 

Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese is the Ultimate comfort food, macaroni, and cheese, made in a crock pot. A recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen.
2014 recipe for mac and cheese in crock pot

 

Recipes For Mac and Cheese in Crock Pot

If you were to search “recipes for mac and cheese in crock pot” you will find a common element amongst the macaroni and cheese recipes. That is¬†crockpot mac and cheese with cream cheese. There are mixed ratings when comes to¬†slow cooker mac and cheese made with cream cheese.

 

There is nothing wrong with the cream cheese mac and cheese recipes, but I feel like maybe why my¬†mac and cheese recipe for crock pot is the¬†best crock pot mac and cheese because it is creamy and doesn’t use cream cheese!

 

Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese is the ultimate comfort food. This easy recipe for macaroni and cheese is very creamy and cheesy.

One Pot Mac and Cheese

Why do so many people look for a crock-pot macaroni and cheese recipe? It is because a slow cooker mac and cheese is a one pot mac and cheese. That is right, slow cooker recipes, for the most part, are one pot recipes. Why have so many pots and pans when a one pot mac and cheese can be made in a crock pot!

 

Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese is the ultimate comfort food. This easy recipe for macaroni and cheese is very creamy and cheesy.

 

Velveeta Mac and Cheese Crockpot

This macaroni and cheese recipe is actually my mom’s recipe. My mom makes a Velveeta mac and cheese on the stop top.

 

When I told my mom that¬†I want to take her recipe and turn it into a¬†Velveeta mac and cheese in a crockpot, she said to me “make sure you have it very juicy, you do not want a dry crock-pot macaroni and cheese recipe.

 

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Best Crock Pot Mac and Cheese

Mom is right. You want a creamy mac n cheese recipe, not dry. So to make this the best crock pot mac and cheese, I made a small adjustment to her Velveeta mac and cheese.

 

Instead of using all milk in this recipes for mac and cheese in the crock pot, I added the addition of heavy cream. The heavy cream helps make this slow cooker mac and cheese very creamy.

 

Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese is the ultimate comfort food. This easy recipe for macaroni and cheese is very creamy and cheesy.

 

Mac and Cheese Recipe For Crock Pot

There is something special about comfort foods. That is maybe why we always have a special place for certain foods and that is why we call it comfort foods. That is why I wanted to make this mac and cheese recipe for crock pot.

 

Macaroni and Cheese is one of those comfort foods many of us hold dear. For most, it is a great family dish that is served. It is filling, the gooey cheesy macaroni, it made with love and taste so good.

 

Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese is the ultimate comfort food. This easy recipe for macaroni and cheese is very creamy and cheesy.

 

Why Make A Slow Cooker Mac n Cheese?

Yes, you can make a box mac n cheese, but a good homemade mac and cheese are much better. A slow cooker mac n cheese is a homemade mac and cheese recipe, only in a slow cooker. The slow cooker can do all the work, while you make memories with your family!

 

 

Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese is the ultimate comfort food. This easy recipe for macaroni and cheese is very creamy and cheesy.

 

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Yield: 8 servings

Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
A comfort food is macaroni and cheese, this recipe allows you to make it in a crockpot. A recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen.

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 oz) box elbow macaroni
  • 1 (8 oz) can of chicken stock
  • 2 cans of cream of celery soup
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter
  • 4 cups of Velvetta shredded cheese

Instructions

  1. In a pot bring the chicken broth and add enough water to fill the pot 3/4 of the way, to a boil. Add the macaroni and cook it till it is done.
  2. As the macaroni is cooking, combine the cream of celery soups in a crock pot that is set on LOW. Add 1 can full of the milk and 1 can full of heavy cream to the crock pot. Stir it all together.
  3. Add the cheese and the butter to the mix. Cover the crock pot until the macaroni is done boiling.
  4. When the macaroni is done boiling, drain it and then add it to the the cheese mixture in the crock pot. Stir it all together then cover it back up. Continue to cook the macaroni and cheese on low for about 3 hours. Every once in a while as it cooking for that 3 hours, just give it a stir.
  5. When it is done, spoon some out and ENJOY!

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Nutrition Information:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 320

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20 Comments
  • Anonymous
    January 16, 2014

    Question: If it only takes about 30 minutes or so to bake the Mac & Cheese with breadcrumbs, Panko, or onion rings on top, in the oven, why would you want to take 3 hours to cook it in a crock pot? I like mine with a crispy top on it. Nothing wrong with your idea, but I’ve never seen it done that way before. (I put my comment down under Anonymous since I couldn’t find another that would fit.) Good luck with your search for the right man.

  • Deanna Samaan
    January 16, 2014

    Very good questions! Crock pots cook at a slower rate then an oven, (it lower temp plus it also an even temp as well that is why) so why you will see recipes that call for say an 1 hour in the oven but you see a simular recipe say 4 hours on low in a crock pot. It because the lower/slower rate it cooks. Many crock pot lovers like the lower slower and an even cooking cooking temp because it can cook all day while at work, they do not have to worry. Normal conversion for an oven times too crock pot times is this:

    OVEN OR STOVETOP COOKING TIME LOW CROCKPOT TIME HIGH CROCKPOT TIME
    15 TO 30 MINUTES 4 TO 6 HOURS 1-1/2 TO 2-1/2 HOURS
    35 TO 45 MINUTES 6 TO 8 HOURS 3 TO 4 HOURS
    50 MINUTES TO 3 HOURS 8 TO 16 HOURS 4 TO 6 HOURS

    As this was cooking it was soupy, the cheese literally was baking into the macaroni and it took a good 3 hours to get to what I like macaroni to be like, and if you look at my chart above for oven to crock pot conversions, it was right on mark. It all due to that low/ slow/ even cooking in the crock pot.

    I hope that helps!
    Thanks
    Dee

    • Deanna Samaan
      January 16, 2014

      Sorry it did do the chart very well, It typed good but as it published it didnt come out the way I typed it, so hope you can still understand it!

  • Anonymous
    January 17, 2014

    Do you have to use unsalted butter? P.S. I did anonymous cause I didn’t know how to do the other. Sorry~ But my name is Amy~

    • Deanna Samaan
      January 17, 2014

      Hi Amy! Actually no you do not have to use unsalted butter, I choose unsalted only because condense soup tends to have lots sodium, so I just didnt want to add to it. The only time it really reccommended to use unsalted butter is actually in Pastries, I learned that from an old Julia Child episode I saw. Unsalted butter gives a more flakier to pastries ūüôā

  • Mattias Kroon
    January 17, 2014

    Sorry to say but it isn´t that easy always.I am not that busy as some women may think.In fact, I have some free time occassionally, but do women know that? Get the correct picture of others too.You may have had that in this situation, in other situations you may need an adjustment on the picture of men.

    • Deanna Samaan
      January 17, 2014

      Very good point Mattias! Sometimes we do not know the otherside

  • Anonymous
    January 18, 2014

    how much milk and cream goes in the recipe

    • Deanna Samaan
      January 18, 2014

      It is 1 can of each, meaning when you open the soup up and dump it in the crock pot you, fill that can back up with milk, pour it in, then fill the can back up with the cream. Just like if you were making the soup to just eat it ūüôā

      • Paige
        October 9, 2015

        It’s confusing because most cans of soup are not 8 ounces. So when you say that it takes 1 cup and then you go back and say 1 can in the directions, it’s confusing.

  • The Salty Shrimper
    January 19, 2014

    The cream of celery soup sounds very interesting. Bet it really gives it a nice subtle change from the variety I usually do in the crock pot. LOVE using the crock pot! Nice to meet you through The Authentic Blogger. If you like shrimp we have some recipes on our site!

    • Deanna Samaan
      January 19, 2014

      My mom came up with this years ago, I never even knew there was a different ways to make mac n cheese, I thought everyone used cream of celery and velvetta! I love shrimp! I will be by!

  • Valentina
    September 10, 2017

    Now that’s a serious bowl of comfort! Looks SO creamy and rich. YUM!

  • Brandi Crawford
    September 10, 2017

    This looks super easy to make. I still haven’t made mac and cheese in my crockpot yet.

  • Julie
    September 10, 2017

    This is the ultimate comfort food. Haven’t tried it with the soup though. Next time!

  • Sarah
    September 10, 2017

    This looks so creamy and delicious and I’m LOVING that it’s a crockpot recipe! Thanks for sharing! XO

  • Allison - Celebrating Sweets
    September 10, 2017

    That looks SO creamy! I want to dive right into it!

  • Debbie
    November 14, 2017

    Hi Dee, I saw this recipe over on Carlee’s blog and had to check it out. Slow cooker meals are my favourite but I would never have thought to make macaroni cheese in one. I’m going to have a go although I won’t be able to follow your recipe as tinned soup isn’t a thing here, so I’m thinking a thick white sauce made with chicken stock? I will have a think.

    xx

    • Deanna
      November 16, 2017

      Hello! Thank you!! Hmmm, I think that would work!! Let me know!

  • Olivia
    April 6, 2018

    Mac n Cheese!!! I love this slow cooker version!! YUM!