Food Tuesday: Crock Pot Mac & Cheese Part II

I’ve been on the hunt for a good crock pot macaroni & cheese recipe for some time now. Everyone likes macaroni & cheese and I love making it in the crock pot – it can be made ahead on a busy night and it doesn’t heat up the kitchen in the summer.

I posted one recipe a couple of years ago (Crock Pot Mac & Cheese Part I). But that one could be better. Every time I find myself at an event that has mac & cheese in a crock pot I pay extra attention to its consistency and taste. That’s where this recipe comes from – a pitch-in – and the person who made it was happy to share. She is a teacher so we call it…

Mrs. H’s Crock Pot Macaroni & Cheese

1 package (16 oz) spiral or macaroni pasta
2 cups half & half
1 can condensed cheddar cheese soup, undiluted
½ cup butter, melted
4 cups (16oz) shredded cheddar cheese (I use 1 bag of sharp cheddar & 1 bag regular cheddar)
½ tsp seasoning salt

  • Cook pasta according to directions & drain.
  • Combine cream, soup & butter – stirring until smooth. Stir in the cheese and pasta. Cover and cook on low for 2.5-3 hours.

Note: if you have a big crock pot, double this.


2 thoughts on “Food Tuesday: Crock Pot Mac & Cheese Part II

  1. Sounds yummy to me! I’ve even heard, if you shred your own cheese, it will melt better and be creamier. The preshredded stuff has additives in it that keep it from clumping and also affect it’s melting abilities.

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