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Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese Recipe | Grandbaby Cakes

Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

The most decadent slow cooker mac and cheese recipe filled with incredible flavors but made simply in a crock pot. Easy to walk away from while cooking but not while eating. It's one of the best slow cooker recipes ever!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword baked pasta, easy recipes, kid-friendly recipes, macaroni, pasta, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 405kcal


  • 2 1/4 cups dry elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup Gruyere cheese shredded
  • 8 ounces American cheese thinly sliced and roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 12 ounces evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup panko crumbs


  • Prepare inside of your slow cooker with a non stick spray coating all parts.
  • Next add macaroni, all cheeses, and both milks to the slow cooker and stir together to combine.  Once thoroughly mixed, turn on slow cooker and cook for 3 hours on high or 4 hours on low.
  • When 25 minutes are left for cooking the macaroni, stir in the final ingredients and allow to completely cook.
  • Finally add butter to a skillet on medium heat and allow to melt.  Next add panko crumbs and cook to golden brown color.  Sprinkle toasted crumbs over macaroni and cheese and serve.



Make sure you buy blocks of the cheese instead of already shredded cheeses with loads of chemicals. They will taste more flavorful, and you can easily shred them yourself!


Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 585mg | Potassium: 288mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 665IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 596mg | Iron: 1mg