Potluck Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
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Potluck Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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This is a great way to make America's most popular comfort food. The dish turns out cheesy, rich and creamy. —Jennifer Babcock, Chicopee, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 3 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 package (16 ounces) process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 2 cups shredded white cheddar cheese
  • 1-3/4 cups whole milk
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 388 calories, 28g fat (17g saturated fat), 122mg cholesterol, 652mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 17g protein.


  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions for al dente; drain. Transfer to a greased 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  2. Cook, covered, on low until a thermometer reads at least 160°, 2 to 2-1/2 hours, stirring once. Yield: 16 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Potluck Macaroni and Cheese in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2009, p82

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Lin1234 User ID: 7117377 254913
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2016

"The taste of this recipe is fantastic. I made it with the exact recipe & was very happy with it! The only issue I had with it was the mixing of the ingredients at the beginning & in the middle...There was so much heavy cheese, trying to combine it my noodles were starting to get crushed (especially the half way point). I did a whole box of noodles al denti (actually went under the box cook time of al denti) & by the end of the 2 1/2 hour mark on low they were a little too mushy, especially because the sauce is SO thick. Also, the cheese was barely melted at that time...This is a keeper for me & I'm going to try to adjust a few small things (no one else seemed to have these issues in reviews, so may have been operator error!) The cheese amount seems crazy when making it but the taste is really great! This is a great crock pot Mac & Cheese recipe."

KaylaJo213 User ID: 8891139 250238
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2016

"Love this mac n cheese! I am a big Mac n cheese lover and have tried tons of recipes. This is one of my top 2! Definitely #1 for creaminess and an easy crockpot recipe. The only change I make is to add more macaron and sometimes I do all sharp cheddar. I usually do 1 1/2 the suggested amount- around 1lb of noodles (4 1/2ish cups dry). It's still plenty creamy and delicious- you could even double the noodles for a bigger crowd. Not a diet food for sure but pure delicious comfort food!"

Emmel User ID: 2988968 248455
Reviewed May. 21, 2016

"I have taken this to pot lucks at church - its always gobbled up and they request me to bring it the next dinner"

kellysmoker User ID: 8816847 245998
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2016 Edited Mar. 26, 2016

"My family loves this recipe."

lorene0406 User ID: 8468673 244868
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2016

"This was excellent!! My only change was using 2% milk because that's what I had. Creamy and delicious!"

Slbubbles User ID: 8638957 244269
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2016

"Easy and so yummy & creamy... My family loved this mac & cheese! Will definitely keep this recipe handy. Makes a lot, though, so should halve for family dinner night for four."

puppypal81 User ID: 3831579 241710
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2016

"Yummy! True comfort food and it was a hit at church."

No_Time_To_Cook User ID: 6334849 239845
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2015

"Excellent! I was skeptical as I'm not a huge macaroni and cheese fan, but this was really good. I added half a package of bacon and onion powder, but other than that, I followed the recipe. My husband has already requested I make this for Christmas Eve with Ham."

IronicCook User ID: 8544911 238135
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2015

"My family LOVES this! So creamy and cheesy! Everything comes together nicely."

Debbie309 User ID: 1007342 232337
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2015

"This is a great recipe! I have served it over and over at international student potlucks for the vegetarians in our midst. And there are never leftovers! A definitely keeper in my recipe box! I omit the eggs, and put the rest in a crock pot to serve to the group."

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