The savory goodness of macaroni noodles slow-cooked in butter, milk, and Velveeta cheese is just the beginning of what this crockpot mac and cheese can do. Crowd-pleasing and effortless, this recipe lets you dump and go for an easy main or side dish that entices all palates!
Quick and Easy Homemade Mac and Cheese
This crockpot mac and cheese recipe only takes five ingredients. It is that easy! Simply add macaroni noodles, milk, butter, salt, and Velveeta cheese to your slow cooker, set it and forget it!
This mac and cheese cooks for 2-3 hours on high and it is best to stir occasionally. If you notice the sauce not thickening, cook for 10-15 minutes uncovered to release moisture. Once the noodles are tender, set to keep warm and serve immediately. This is a perfect recipe for busy lunches because you can prep it all in the morning!
Lastly, we just love how we can customize this recipe! Our family loves to keep mac and cheese simple with a sprinkle of back pepper on top. It adds the perfect amount of kick.
Some of the more daring kids like to use a splash of hot sauce on their mac and cheese. Please be careful, a little hot sauce goes a long way!
Then, there’s always the crowd-pleasing taste of hot dogs mixed into mac and cheese. This one is for the children or the child in you!
Or you can load up this mac and cheese recipe like you would a baked potato with bacon bits, cheese, and green onions for a flavorful side that everyone loves! The options are endless for this crockpot mac and cheese, so be creative and enjoy!
Crockpot Mac and Cheese
- 2 cups elbow noodles To strech this recipe further, you can add up to ½ cup more noodels.
- 4 cups milk
- 16 ounce Velveeta cheese or melty cheese
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Lightly grease the crockpot with cooking spray. Combine all ingredients into a crockpot and cook for 2-3 hours on high or until noodles are soft. Stir occationally.
- To thicken the sauce, cook with the lid removed for 10-15 minutes.
- Garnish with your choice of toppings.