A creamy crock pot mac and cheese recipe made with Velveeta. Just throw everything in the crock pot, and in a few hours, you will have the best easy mac and cheese ever!
Easy Macaroni and Cheese
My grandma cut out this easy Macaroni and Cheese in the crockpot recipe from the newspaper years ago. She decided to make it for my dad when he visited her, and bam!… He was hooked. Of course, the recipe was shared, and this past Sunday, I made it again for our church picnic. It is the CREAMIEST Macaroni and Cheese. And it’s also the easiest thing ever to make for a potluck. I love recipes like this because I know Macaroni and Cheese is a big hit with kids, yet this recipe is so good the adults will be asking for more!
This is all you need to make this amazing meal – or side. Because really, it could be either. This brings me to my question. Yesterday for our church picnic, we were to bring a main dish and a dessert. The dessert was easy, but I didn’t know if Macaroni and Cheese counted as a main dish. My husband said yes. I thought, no. But my mom had an extra half of Velveeta, so it became a main dish. And really, I’m now thinking it is. Do I overthink these things? What do you think? Let me know in the comments.
Anyways, to make this EASY Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
- 16 oz Macaroni (cooked)
- 4 TB Olive Oil
- 2 Cans (12 oz each) of Evaporated Milk
- 2 Cups Milk
- 2 tsp Salt
- 4 Cups Cheddar Cheese
- 2 Cups Velveeta Cheese (cut into 1-inch squares)
- 4 TB Melted Butter
Crockpot liners are a must! They make cleaning up so much easier. You can find them here.
You will also need a crockpot like mine.
Cook the macaroni to the box directions. Drain it and put it into your crockpot with butter and olive oil. As you can see, I used a slow cooker liner. It’s worth it for a meal like this. Mix the butter and olive oil into the macaroni until it’s melted. (Since the macaroni has just been drained, it’s piping hot. The butter and olive oil make sure that your noodles won’t stick together. Sorry noodles.)
Pour in the evaporated milk, milk, and then the rest of the ingredients. Stir well. Place the lid onto the crock pot and turn it on low. Let it go for an hour, stir, and cook for another hour. In just those two hours, you’ll have one of the best sides – or main dishes – your family has ever had. Seriously, we love this recipe.
Just look at that creaminess! Enjoy!
If you love this recipe, you’ll also love this macaroni casserole made with a homemade sauce with the addition of kielbasa sausage and veggies.
More Crock Pot Recipes
- Crockpot Shredded Chicken Sandwiches
- Instant Pot Mac & Cheese
- Crock Pot Ham Recipe
- Homemade Slow Cooker Baked Beans with Bacon
Crock Pot Mac and Cheese (Velveeta Recipe)
- 16 oz elbow pasta cooked
- 4 Tablespoons olive oil
- 24 oz evaporated milk
- 2 cups Milk
- 2 teaspoon Salt
- 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 cups Velveeta cheese cut into 1 inch squares
- 4 Tablespoons butter melted
- After cooking macaroni, drain and add to slow cooker.
- Add Olive Oil and Butter and toss to evenly coat the cooked macaroni.
- Add remaining ingredients to slow cooker and stir.
- Cook on low for 2 hours in the slow cooker. Stir after one hour.
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This recipe was originally published on CleverlySimple.com on July 23, 2013.
Comments & Reviews
Stephanie Thomas says
Hi this recipe looks yummy! I was wondering if you’ve ever tried making without pre cooking the pasta? And what it I’m not home while this is cooking and I can’t do the stir at one 1 hour? Thanks
What would be the best way to reheat the leftovers?
Looks delicious! Do you think this could be doubled? I’m cooking for a very large group. Thank you!!
Joyce Edwards says
Can this be baked in the oven? If so what temp and how long?
I have a baked mac and cheese that I recommend to get the same great flavors in the oven. You can find it here.
Is it supposed to come out gritty? it had a weird texture. Or did I do something wrong? My sister said it was maybe the bag od shredded cheese and to shred my own?
The grittiness can come from bagged shredded cheese depending on the brand because of the processing. Shred your own and you shouldn’t have the risk of grittiness.
Jenn Clark says
I’ve been making this macaroni for YEARS now! I will always come back to this recipe! A crowd pleaser, so delicious, easy, amazing! Love it!
I am so glad you enjoy it! It is a family favorite for us as well!
Suzanne Karas says
This is an amazing recipe for my weekend family dinner! We have eleven people to feed and all of them went crazy over this. The only thing different that I added was dry mustard. Thank you for a great recipe.
Great addition! I will have to try it with dry mustard!
My new go to dish for my house hold. Excellent !!
This is the best creamiest Mac and cheese. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I will definitely make this again and again. 👍👍👍
So glad you enjoyed it!
If doing the recipe x1 how many people would that serve?
Hi! It depends on how large the individual serving is. We typically make this for our family birthday parties with around 25 people (including 11 kids) and it’s gone at the end of the day. It serves a lot!
Absolutely wonderful. Everyone loved it