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5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Macaroni & Cheese

5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Macaroni & Cheese

There is no denying the ultimate comfort that a good bowl of macaroni & cheese offers up.  Thinking about this delicious homemade dish always reminds me of childhood. Back when my world mainly consisted of hand made meals that were constructed with love and possibly a little sunshine.  This post contains affiliate links.

While I'm constantly trying to work on my own dinner game, recipe books that focus on shortcuts are my friend. 

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I recently was offered the chance to check out Slow Cooker Dump Dinners by Jennifer Palmer.  All of the recipes boast only 5 ingredients or less.

If you know anything about me, you'll know why I just had to get this collection of recipes into my hands asap!

Before really diving into the book, I landed on her Country-Style Macaroni and Cheese recipe and knew this just had to be the first to try.

Say what? 5 Ingredient Mac & Cheese?? Unbelievable Mac & Cheese in your slow cooker.

I've been wanting to try slow cooker mac n' cheese for ages now. My cousin made some a while back and it was delish! I have to admit, I was slightly skeptical. Would it burn? The end results were perfect, just like homemade macaroni and cheese should be. Between my son and I, this didn't last long.  

This recipe is courtesy of the Slow Cooker Dump Dinners, with permission to share. And, this IS too good not to.  

One note: the recipe calls for only 1 teaspoon of salt. I found that mine needed a little more for the flavor to pop to perfection.

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5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Macaroni & Cheese

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups of Cooked Elbow Macaroni
  • 2 Large Eggs, Beaten
  • 5 Cups of Grated or Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 2.5 Cups of Whole Milk
  • ¼ Cup of Butter
  • 1 Tsp. Salt
  • Dash or Pepper and Paprika

Instructions

  1. Mix cooked macaroni, eggs, 4 cups of cheese, milk, butter and seasonings until blended. Sprinkle the reserved cup of cheese over the top. Cook on low for 3 hours. Stir before serving. Enjoy!
Say what? 5 Ingredient Mac & Cheese?? Unbelievable Mac & Cheese in your slow cooker.

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Check out the book for chicken, beef, pork, fish and seafood as well as vegetarian dinner recipes options galore.

 

Oh, last thought. Did I ever mention how much I love cheese? *Drool*

Have you ever tried making Mac & Cheese in your slow cooker? What ingredients were in yours? How did it turn out?

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Sofia Lopez

Saturday 26th of March 2022

Can this recipe be doubled? I don't think 2 cups of cooked mac & cheese will be enough for my fam of 5;)

Julia

Thursday 17th of March 2022

how does 2 cups of cooked macaroni make 5-6 servings?

dawn lopez

Thursday 17th of March 2022

@Julia, there are about 8 cups of additional ingredients added to this recipe that really bulk it up. This is a side dish .. hope that helps clarify. Ultimately, it's really up to you how much you decide is a serving. ;)

Ashley

Monday 17th of January 2022

Could you put bread crumbs on the top?

Alane Michels

Saturday 15th of August 2020

How many people does this serve?

Dawn Lopez

Saturday 15th of August 2020

Hi there! It is about 5-6 servings!

Eloise Wright

Sunday 28th of July 2019

Do you measure the 2 cups of macaroni before or after it is cooked?

Susan T Calise

Thursday 17th of October 2019

Can you use in cooked elbow macaroni.

Dawn Lopez

Tuesday 30th of July 2019

Hi there! You measure it after it's cooked. Hope that helps!

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