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Creamy Crock Pot Mac and Cheese

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese in the Crock Pot

Mac and cheese is our family’s favorite comfort food. My husband requests it for every holiday dinner, and though I’ve always been able to get a good flavor, the clumpiness drove me crazy. After trying for years to get it right (oven recipes, stove-top recipes and several attempts at a crock pot version), I’ve finally nailed it. Here’s our version of Creamy Crock Pot Mac and Cheese.

Note: This crock pot recipe is a little heavy on the sour cream flavor, but that’s how our family likes it. It’s based off of my friend Jessi’s recipe, with a few modifications. You can probably reduce the sour cream and add another can of cheddar cheese soup with the same effect.

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Creamy Crock Pot Mac and Cheese

Donella Crigger
This creamy, cheesy mac and choose is packed with cheesy flavor and goodness.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins


  • 16 oz. box elbow macaroni
  • 4 cups mild cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 16 oz. sour cream
  • 1 stick butter
  • 12 oz. evaporated milk
  • 1 10 3/4 oz. can condensed cheddar cheese soup
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper


  • Boil macaroni in water for 6 minutes. Drain and add to crock pot.
  • In a large saucepan, melt butter and 4 cups of cheese. Stir until the cheese melts.
  • Add the melted cheese, the unmelted sharp cheddar, sour cream, soup, evaporated milk, salt and pepper to the crock pot.
  • Stir until all ingredients are combined.
  • Cook on low for two hours, stirring every 30 minutes or so.
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Julia @ Swirls and Spice

Friday 6th of March 2015

What a great way to have homemade mac and cheese ready to go!


Thursday 5th of March 2015

Oh wow, that looks so good!! I don't know if our son would let us have any, though. Might eat the whole thing!! :) Pinned it!