Slow-Cooker Bacon Mac & Cheese

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours + standing


18 servings

Updated: Oct. 12, 2022
I’m all about easy slow-cooker meals. Using more cheese than ever, I developed an addictive spin on this casserole favorite. —Kristen Heigl, Staten Island, New York
Slow-Cooker Bacon Mac & Cheese Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (16 ounces) small pasta shells
  • 1 cup shredded provolone cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Manchego or Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled


  1. In a large bowl, whisk the first 6 ingredients until blended. Stir in pasta and cheeses; transfer to a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker.
  2. Cook, covered, on low until pasta is tender, 3-3-1/2 hours. Turn off slow cooker; remove insert. Let stand, uncovered, 15 minutes before serving. Top with bacon.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 272 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 59mg cholesterol, 400mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 13g protein.