Slow Cooker Mac And Cheese With Bacon

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This slow cooker mac and cheese with bacon is the most perfect comfort food. It’s creamy, packed with flavor, and perfectly indulgent.

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Making slow cooker mac and cheese with bacon is so easy. The recipe comes out perfectly every time and there’s usually zero leftovers. This is the kind of comfort food staple that gets devoured in our house.

A delicious spoonful of the slow cooker Mac and cheese held up and ready to be eaten.

We love to make smoked recipes as well, so whenever we have something on the BBQ grill or smoker I make a batch fo this delicious and simple mac and cheese to go along with it!

Here is what you’ll need to make Crockpot mac and cheese with bacon:

This is a pretty simple and standard combination for mac and cheese. Hopefully all of these ingredients are easy to find near you so that you can try this one out for yourself.

From the pantry we will need uncooked pasta, any type will work, evaporated milk, Ragu cheddar cheese sauce, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and Dijon Mustard.

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The fresh ingredients we’ll need are butter, half and half, pepper jack and mozzarella cheese, and applewood smoked bacon. If you have allergies, need to make substitutions, or just don’t like certain things…feel free to swap them out. This recipe is pretty forgiving so as long as the liquid to pasta ratio stays the same it should come out fine!

How to make slow cooker mac and cheese:

Now let’s take a look at how to make this deliciously simple Crockpot recipe. You know I love Crockpots…I guess we all do! They take the work out of almost any type of recipe. There’s very little monitoring involved and that’s what I love most!

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Combine the shredded cheese in a bowl and set aside.

Cook macaroni on stove top according to directions. Cook on the lowest recommend time or al dente. Spray slow cooker insert with cooking oil. Add macaroni and butter. Stir until butter melts.

Stir in the evaporated milk, half and half, cheese sauce, all but 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese, mustard, salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder. Secure the slow cooker lid and cook on low for 2-3 hours, stirring every 45 minutes. Serve in individual bowls and top with a sprinkle of the remaining shredded cheese and the bacon.

Here we see a bowl full of delicious macaroni and cheese made in the slow cooker.

Serve in individual bowls and top with a sprinkle of the remaining shredded cheese and the bacon.

Do you have other delicious recipes for me to try?

Here at Slow Cooker Living we’re all about easy and delicious recipes. Try out some of these other fan favorites…you might have guessed it…they’re all made in the Crockpot!

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Try out my favorite pork chops they’re so simple, perfectly tender and moist! Beef ribs don’t have to be a time consuming mess…try out this Crockpot version today. Baked apples in the slow cooker make for the perfect dessert at the end of the day, give those a try as well.

Printable Slow Cooker Mac And Cheese Recipe:

Featured image showing the finished slow cooker mac and cheese in a dish topped with bacon ready to be eaten.

Slow Cooker Mac And Cheese

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes

This slow cooker mac and cheese with bacon is the most perfect comfort food. It's creamy, packed with flavor, and perfectly indulgent.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of uncooked pasta of your choice
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 ½ cups half and half
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup Ragu cheddar cheese sauce
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup cooked and chopped applewood smoked bacon
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine the shredded cheese in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Cook macaroni on stove top according to directions. Cook on the lowest recommend time or al dente. Spray slow cooker insert with cooking oil. Add macaroni and butter. Stir until butter melts.
  3. Stir in the evaporated milk, half and half, cheese sauce, all but 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese, mustard, salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder. Secure the slow cooker lid and cook on low for 2-3 hours, stirring every 45 minutes.
  4. Serve in individual bowls and top with a sprinkle of the remaining shredded cheese and the bacon.
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 633Total Fat 36gSaturated Fat 20gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 106mgSodium 1072mgCarbohydrates 51gFiber 3gSugar 14gProtein 27g

These recipes are calculated as a courtesy. They are not intended as medical advice or guaranteed accurate. Please do your own calculations if necessary.

A tasty bowl full of Mac and cheese with bacon ready to be devoured.

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