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Slow Cooker Macaroni Cheese

Slow Cooker Macaroni cheese, cooked macaroni pasta in a creamy cheese sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: British
Keyword: comfort food
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 632kcal



  • 350 g dried macaroni pasta
  • 25 g butter
  • 700 ml milk
  • 250 ml cream double or heavy cream
  • 150 g mature cheddar grated. Note 25g of this is reserved for sprinkling on top once cooked.
  • 75 g Parmesan grated
  • ½ tsp basil dried
  • 1 tsp English mustard
  • tsp paprika ground
  • ½ tsp black pepper ground
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed

For the topping

  • 38 g 1 slice of bread toast and grate or blend until breadcrumbs
  • 25 g mature cheddar grated
  • parsley handful, finely chopped


  • Turn the slow cooker onto low and add all ingredients into the pot. Mix the ingredients and ensure that the pasta is completely covered in the milk and cream sauce.
  • Replace the lid and allow to cook through for 1.5 hours until the pasta is soft. Stir through well.
  • To create the crispy topping, spoon out the macaroni cheese into an oven safe dish and sprinkle with the toasted breadcrumbs, chopped parsley and 25 g of grated cheddar. Grill for 2-3 minutes until golden and the cheese is melted. Serve immediately.


If you don't serve immediately and find that the pasta is beginning to 'set' you can loosen this again with a little warmed milk stirred through.

Gluten Free

If you use gluten free pasta and leave off the breadcrumbs, this recipe is completely free of gluten. 


Calories: 632kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 491mg | Potassium: 364mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1579IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 531mg | Iron: 1mg