Crock-pot macaroni cheese

Crock-pots aren't just for stews and casseroles – they're perfect for cooking everyone's favourite: mac 'n' cheese!

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 2 hrs 30 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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Crock-pot macaroni cheese
  • 1/4 cup elbow macaroni pasta
  • 25 gram butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 200 gram chopped bacon, cooked or swap for chopped ham
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 3 1/2 cup hot low-fat, high-calcium milk
  • salt and freshly ground white pepper
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


  • 1
    For easy cleaning, spray the crock-pot with nonstick spray. Turn the crock-pot on to high. Place the pasta in the bowl of the crock-pot.
  • 2
    Pour over the melted butter, sprinkle over the flour and stir to combine. Add onion, bacon, paprika and grated cheese, then stir to combine.
  • 3
    Pour in the hot milk and stir gently to combine. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • 4
    Cover crock-pot with lid and cook on high for two-and-a-half hours, stirring once every hour. Serve scattered with fresh parsley.


Top with golden croutons before serving, if desired.

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