Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Creamy Slow Cooker Macaroni & Cheese

Everyone seems to love this recipe.  I like it a lot, but I don't quite understand most people's obsession with it.  It seems to be the only thing I'm ever asked to bring to any sort of function involving food, so consider yourself forewarned about taking it anywhere.  Also, this is a fairly large recipe, but I usually still double it for things like Thanksgiving dinner.  A double batch does NOT fit in one large slow cooker; you have to use two smaller ones, unless you enjoy having a bubbling river of cheese on your counter.  That was my lesson learned this past  Thanksgiving.  It still comes out tasting fine; you just have a really big, cheesy mess to clean up.

2 ¼ cups uncooked macaroni noodles
1/3 (heaping) cup very finely chopped green bell pepper
1/3 (heaping) cup + 2 Tbsp very finely chopped onion
3 cups Evaporated Milk
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
5 cups cubed Velveeta Cheese

Cook and drain macaroni noodles; combine all ingredients in slow cooker. Cover and cook on High for 1 -1 ½ hours, stirring occasionally.

For easier clean-up, remove macaroni from slow cooker before it cools. 


  1. i have made this--except not with the velveeta- and everyone does seem to really enjoy it!

    1. I've made it without the Velveeta as well, and it's still really good. It just seems to be extra creamy with the Velveeta, which everyone seems to like.

  2. Very interesting to make this in the crockpot. We recently made mac and cheese for the first time with Velvetta; it came out pretty good; I'm sure this would be a hit too; never thought of putting green pepper in with it either. I'll have to try this sometime :)


    1. I am all about the crockpot! The green pepper definitely seems to add something, and the pieces are so small most people don't even realize it's there, they just notice the extra flavor.

  3. My younger son just had his wisdom teeth pulled, so I made him tuna casserole for dinner. Your macaroni and cheese recipe looks much better! Thanks for visiting me, and I hope to get to know you better! Julie

    1. Good luck to your son with his wisdom teeth! I know that's not a fun time. Thanks for stopping by. I am looking forward to more of your photo inspired workk.


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