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Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

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Today’s summer meal is one made in a slow cooker.  I recently started watching Trisha Yearwood’s new cooking show on the Food Network – Trisha’s Southern Kitchen.  I have loved her cookbooks so I knew I would love her show.  On one episode, she had a recipe for slow cooker mac and cheese.  I had to give it a try.

The slow cooker mac and cheese turns out different than your regular stove top version.  Instead of it having a creaming coating of cheese, you get noodles surrounded by pockets of cheesy goodness.  It was delish and a breeze to just toss in the slow cooker.  You can always bake this in the oven if you would prefer but it sure is nice to let it cook for 3 hours in the slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese | realmomkitchen.com

Here is what you need to make the

Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

  • SALT
  • EGGS
Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese | realmomkitchen.com

Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

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  • 8 oz dry elbow macaroni
  • 1 12 oz can evaporated milk
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk
  • ¼ cup of butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 20 oz. sharp Cheddar cheese grated (about 5 cups)
  • Dash of paprika


  • Cook macaroni according pkg. directions and drain.
  • Spray a 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  • Add the macaroni, evaporated milk, milk, butter, salt, pepper, eggs and all but 1/2 cup of the grated cheese to the slow cooker. Stir to combine. Sprinkle the reserved 1/2 cup of cheese over the top of the mixture and then sprinkle with paprika.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 3 hours.
  • Turn off the slow cooker, stir the mixture and serve hot.


This can be baked in a regular oven. Grease a 9-by-13-by-2-inch pan with butter, add the mixture and bake at 350 degrees F for 50 minutes.
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Recipe adapted from Trisha’s Southern Kitchen.

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  3. i added fat free evaporated milk, 2% milk, regular sharp cheddar, whole wheat macaroni shells, canned sweet peas, and topped it off with smoked paprika (because regular paprika is boring, lol). fantastic!

  4. Any ideas on how to make it healthier? It looks AMAZING!!! However, my family is on a major health kick. Will it work with skim milk? Reduced fat cheese? Or does it need the real stuff to make it worth it?