Crockpot Mac and Cheese

(12/29/14--Some of you who tried my original Crockpot Mac & Cheese recipe were not satisfied with how it turned out. I want as many people as possible to love it, so I revised the recipe. Enjoy! AS REQUESTED, I am posting the original recipe at the very bottom of this post in the photo.)

Sigh. We are home from our last big trip of the summer. I love adventure and traveling so much. When our boys are older, I want the four of us to explore the world together. I keep telling Elijah and Sammy that our first stop on the other side of the ocean will be either Italy or Ireland. In the meantime, I am content being at home for a stretch. There is something so comforting and peaceful about being in your own home and sleeping in your own bed, isn't there? Adventure is great, but there is no place like home.

We won't be gearing up for school for a few weeks, but I know some people are already back in the swing! If you are, you'll likely be looking for some easy weeknight meals. You absolutely must add this crockpot mac and cheese recipe to your list. It is absurdly easy and an all-around family pleaser. We all LOVED it and it was just as delicious as leftovers!

Seriously, does it get any easier than this? Throw only FIVE ingredients into your crockpot and set it on Low heat. 

Give it a stir and sprinkle a bit of grated Parmesan over the top.

Two to three hours later, dinner is served! Give it a stir a couple times throughout, if you can, and start checking for doneness at the 2-hour mark. Depending on the crockpot, this can finish anywhere between 2 and 3 hours, give or take. In my crockpot, it is PERFECT after 2.5 hours!

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Crockpot Mac and Cheese

This is one of my boys' favorite versions of mac and cheese. Five ingredients, one crockpot and dinner is done!

Contributed by Megan Porta from

Published Aug 12, 2014

Serves: 10

Total time: 2-3 hrs



  • 16 oz. elbow macaroni
  • 3 cups milk
  • 8 oz. velveeta, cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, cut into chunks
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Cook pasta in boiling water 3 minutes short of being al dente.
  2. Place the cooked macaroni, milk, velveeta, butter and cheddar cheese into a crockpot. Stir and top with Parmesan cheese. Set heat to Low and cook for 2 to 3 hours. Stir occasionally and check for doneness starting at the 2-hour mark.

Your comments are cracking me up! We hate it, we love it, get rid of the recipe....wait, we want it back! Hopefully this will make everyone happy. Here to please, friends, here to please..

Here was my original recipe. Throw the following ingredients into your crockpot on Low. Start checking for doneness at 1.5 hours. (side note: boil the macaroni for a few minutes first for optimal results)