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
I have made this recipe many many times and always amazing. My absolute favorite Mac and cheese! Everyone I make this for loves it too. My husband was just recently diagnosed with a gluten intolerance so I tried this recipe with gluten free macaroni and you couldn’t even tell the difference, still amazing. Thank you so much for this recipe!
Troy Russell says
Ok I made this for friends to try before bringing to Christmas party and they overwhelmingly said there was too much cheese (if that’s possible). I used 2 bags of Velveeta shredded cheddar cheese and cut up a half a block of Velveeta cheese (16 oz, right?, since the block is 32 oz) Would appreciate any feedback as fairly new to cooking. Thanks
There’s no such thing as “too much cheese” in Mac n Cheese…
Haha! I agree! 🙂
Can I put all the ingredients in the crockpot in the morning. Refrigerate and cook later in the day?
Kathleen Burbidge says
What is the weight amount of the Velveeta?
Do you use bagged shredded cheese or buy from deli to shred yourself?
Oh my yumm!
I’ve been trying a few recipes over a period of time and this recipe is a hit with family and friends.
Making it for Thanksgiving and like that it’s in a crockpot and out of the way.
Do you use bag shredded cheese or deli cheese to shredded yourself?
You can use either. I prefer to shred my own, but it’s not necessary for this recipe.
If I cut this recipe in half how many servings will it make? Also does the cooking time change?
This is my go-to macaroni and cheese recipe. I’ve made it at least 10 times and it is always the first thing gone at every party. I add a few extra seasonings and a splash of milk just before serving but other than that, the recipe is perfect as is!
What size crock pot do you use?
My crockpot is a 7 quart crock pot.
Do you think that shell macaroni would work just as well as elbow macaroni?
Hello! Do you use salted or unsalted butter ?
Roxane Frazier says
If you use salted butter omit the salt in the recipe
Wonderful recipe! I made this yesterday. It makes a lot and is very tasty. I did add a bit of garlic and onion powders as we like those flavors.