Creamiest Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese

The creamiest mac and cheese is now slow cooker simple. Good enough to make my in-house mac and cheese expert go back for seconds.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 352kcal
Author: Dan Mikesell AKA DrDan


  • 2 cups pasta
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 1/2 cup shredded cheese your choice
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 10 3/4 oz cheddar cheese soup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional


  • Start with a pan of hot water over high heat. Once the water is boiling add 2 cups (about 8 oz) and cook for about 2/3 of the minimum time. Mine said 9 minutes, so I cooked for 6 minutes.
  • Combine in a 3 qt or bigger crock pot: 1 cup milk, 1/2 cup sour cream, 2 1/2 cups cheese ( I used sharp cheddar and a little cojack. Use what you want/have), 4 T butter cut into several pieces, 1/2 t salt, pepper and dry mustard and one can (10 3/4 oz) cheddar cheese soup. The option of 1/4 t Cayenne pepper.
  • Drain the pasta well and combine in the slow cooker. Mix well. Turn on low.
  • Stir the pot about 20 minutes into cooking when the butter is melted. Mix very well. Stir again several more times. Just a light stir is good.
  • It’s done when you are getting some browned cheese on the side of the pot and some light browning of some of the pasta on the edge. About 2 hours.


This will fit in a 3 qt crock pot but can be made in a bigger crock pot.
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Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 677mg | Potassium: 266mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 800IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 230mg | Iron: 1.4mg