This Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese takes minutes to put together and is full of FOUR kinds of cheese: Asiago, Sharp Cheddar, Monterey Jack, and Gouda, which makes this the best holiday side dish!
Today’s post is sponsored by our friends at Crystal Farms Cheese. Their cheese is made by cheese lovers for cheese lovers and we all know. . . cheese lovers are the best people.
Holy cheesiness. This Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese is SOOOO good and full of not one, not two, nope not even three, but FOUR kinds of cheese <– yeahhhhhh.
Here’s the thing. I’m normally not a homemade mac and cheese kinda girl (gimme all that boxed stuff), but ever since my One Pot Mac and Cheese, I’ve converted and been a homemade mac and cheese girl all the way.
This mac and cheese is cheesy, but not too cheesy – as if that’s even a thing – super creamy, full of perfectly cooked noodles, and guess what?
It’s made in my all time favorite kitchen tool: the crockpot.
Make it as a main, but honestly, I prefer this as a side dish, so it’s super perfect for your Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow!
Move over turkey, because I’m pretty sure this Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese is the new star.
PS – Make sure you head to the bottom of the post, because we’ve got a super fun giveaway for you today! 🙂
Can we back up a second and talk about the fact that Thanksgiving is tomorrow!?
Are you ready? I am, but only because I’m not in charge of a single thing.
Except eating, of course.
If you’re not quite ready, have no fear, because you can just make this Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese and nobody will ever need to know that you made this last minute. Actually, you will make this mac and cheese and nobody will ever CARE that you made this last minute, because it’s just so darn good.
Honestly, I was a little hesitant to make a mac and cheese in the slow cooker, because I’ve heard some horror stories… cheese not melting, pasta burning, the result being a mushy mess… you get it, just an overall disaster.
But I based this recipe off of my stovetop one pot mac and cheese, made a few tweaks and letmetellyou, it worked like a charm.
Here’s what you’re gonna do:
Combine #allthethings into a crockpot. 😉
More specifically, combine uncooked macaroni, veggie broth, half and half, evaporated milk, salt, pepper, and cheese into your slow cooker. Let it cook on LOW for 2 hours, give it a quick stir, top it with more cheese, and then cook it for an additional 30 minutes.
2 1/2 hours later, you’ve got the easiest, cheesiest holiday side dish. Ever.
I think this mac and cheese is particularly good because of the cheese we’re using. Like I said, FOUR cheeses are involved in today’s recipe:
Crystal Farms Shredded Asiago (brings a little sharpness to the dish)
Crystal Farms Monterey Jack Cheese (ultra buttery)
Crystal Farms Wisconsin Sharp Cheddar Cheese (um, because #wisconsin, and helllooo there IS no mac without sharp cheddar)
Crystal Farms Gouda Cheese (melts like a charm and because gouda = ♡ )
Cheese. Overload. In the best way possible of course.
I love, love, LOVE using Crystal Farms Cheese. Not only does all of their cheese TASTE super delicious, they’re all all natural with few preservatives, tons of calcium, and they’re gluten free. Plus, I ♡ local brands and Crystal Farms is located just 30 minutes away in Lake Mills, Wisconsin, which I think is super cool.
Anybody in Madison want to take a road trip with me to see #allthecheese? 😉
This Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese takes minutes to put together and is full of FOUR kinds of cheese which kind of makes this the best holiday side dish!
Happy *almost* Thanksgiving, everyone!
What’s your favorite cheesy holiday side dish? Show Me the Yummy!
- 1 (16 oz) box macaroni
- 1 cup broth
chicken or vegetable
- 1 cup half and half
- 2 (12 oz) cans evaporated milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
more or less to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
more or less to taste
- 1/2 cup (2 oz) Crystal Farms Shredded Asiago
- 1 cup (4 oz) Crystal Farms Monterey Jack Cheese
- 1 cup (4 oz) Crystal Farms Wisconsin Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- 1 cup (4 oz) Crystal Farms Gouda Cheese
- Grease crockpot with cooking spray and combine macaroni, broth, half and half, milk, salt, and black pepper in crockpot.
- In a separate bowl, combine all the shredded cheese.
- Set aside 1/2 cup of the cheese in a smaller bowl and pour the rest into the crockpot.
- Stir to combine.
- Cover and cook on LOW 2 hours.
- Stir, top with the additional 1/2 cup cheese and cook an additional 30 minutes (covered).
- Serve immediately!
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