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Trisha Yearwood crockpot Mac and Cheese is cheesy, buttery heaven and yield more punch, which makes it a unique dish. It's so easy to make, right down to your slow cooker. Hence, you can play around with different types of cheeses and make it your own.

Trisha Yearwood's Crockpot Mac and Cheese

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Trisha Yearwood crockpot Mac and Cheese is cheesy, buttery heaven and yield more punch, which makes it a unique dish. It's so easy to make, right down to your slow cooker.
Servings: 12
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes


  • Slow Cooker or a Crockpot


  • 8 oz Elbow Macaroni (half- cooked)
  • 1 can Evaporated Milk (12-oz can)
  • cups whole milk (or use half and half for extra creaminess)
  • 2 eggs (optional)
  • ¼ cup butter (melted)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 5 cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese (or combine sharp cheddar and pepper jack. Use 2½ cups of each cheese - total of 5 cups)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ cup Bacon bits (optional)


Prep your Macaroni:

  • Boil water in a large pot, add 2 tbsp of salt. Once the water is boiling, pour the macaroni and let it half-cooked (around 2-3 minutes). Drain the water and set aside.

Prep the Slow Cooker:

  • Spray some cooking oil all over the crockpot or place a cooking liner. Arrange the half-cooked elbow macaroni and add milk, evaporated milk, melted butter, beaten eggs (optional).
  • Sprinkle the spices and add 4 cups of the grated cheese. Mix all together.
  • Then, top with the remaining cheese (1 cup) and sprinkle with paprika.
  • Cook on low for 3 hours. My slow cooker gets pretty hot, so make sure to check your Mac and Cheese after 2 hours.
  • Once it's done, you can serve it warm and top with bacon bits.

Bake the Mac and Cheese (optional):

  • After cooking, I decided to place some mac and cheese in the baking dish (just enough for 2 people) and I layered it with extra cheese.
  • Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes or until the top cheese have melted. Sprinkle with bacon bits and serve warm.

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In case, you don't have a slow cooker or a crockpot, you can simply bake this recipe by greasing a 9x3 inches pan with butter, add the cooked macaroni, followed by the wet ingredients plus the spices. Top with extra cheese. Cover with a foil and bake at 350°F for 50 minutes. Sprinkle with bacon bits and serve hot.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 751mg | Potassium: 246mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 832IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 470mg | Iron: 1mg

Please note that all nutrition information are just estimates. Values will vary among brands, so we encourage you to calculate these on your own for most accurate results.

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Course: Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keywords: Trisha Yearwood crockpot mac and cheese, Trisha Yearwood slow cooker mac and cheese