Creamy Crock Pot Mac and Cheese

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese in the Crock PotMac 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.
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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45 thoughts on “Creamy Crock Pot Mac and Cheese”

  1. There were some awesome black friday deals on crock pots. I decided to pass it up because I have NO idea what to make in one. But your Mac & cheese looks so good, maybe I should reconsider.

    • Crock pots are the BEST! You don’t have to spend an hour making dinner…just toss things into the crock pot in the morning, and it’s done by dinner time. I have THREE crock pots. LOL

    • Hope you like it. The cheese flavor is stronger, actually, but some people don’t like sour cream and may notice that flavor, too.

  2. Omg not only does this look beyond delicious… Its a crock pot recipe!!!!! Ahhhhh!!!! My favorite 😉 might just have to save this and try it myself 😉

  3. This looks SO good! I love making dinners in my slow cooker in fact, I’m planning on doing 30 straight days of slow cooked meals when our second child arrives this month so this is definetely going on my list of recies to make! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Wow you are so creative. I would never think to make mac and cheese in the crock pot. My toddler is obsessed with it so I have to try this awesome recipe!

  5. I love the idea of homemade macaroni and cheese! Too many times people just buy the packed, pre-made one and that’s not the healthiest option. Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. This looks absolutely delicious! I could easily be mistaken for a 12 year old by what I eat haha. This looks like a much more delicious, adult, and cheesy version of the box Mac and Cheese that I eat. Thanks for the post, pinned it!

  7. I’ve never made mac and cheese in the slow cooker. Your recipe looks delicious! Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

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  9. this looks so yummy! Since my crock pot is my favorite kitchen tool I’ll have to give this a try!

  10. 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!

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