Mac ‘n’ cheese

Submitted by camielle dean

Mac ‘n’ cheese

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Serving: 6
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes


  • 150g melted butter
  • 500g (one packet) uncooked macaroni
  • 500g grated cheese
  • 125g cream cheese
  • 8 cups of liquid (I used 4c hot milk 4c boiled water)
  • 3 heaped tablespoons of plain flour
  • 2 table spoons of bacon stock (or beef or chicken)
  • 6 slices of bacon, cubed
  • **optional 1 cubed small onion


  • Preheat cooker on high while heating milk and boiling water
  • Boil water and heat milk put aside
  • Add pasta and melted butter and mix very well
  • Add dry items
  • Add wet items
  • Stir through properly
  • Keep on high, 1.5 - 2hrs, no tea towel and lid on.
  • Stir every half hr or when you remember.
  • Keep an eye on the pasta do not over cook.
  • **you may brown bacon if you wish.

19 thoughts on “Mac ‘n’ cheese”

  1. Leonie Rogers

    Well, cooked and eaten. Kids rated it 10/10, even the kid that doesn’t like macaroni and cheese. I love the fact that I controlled what went in to the mixture – no blue box, no jar of cheese spread, no frozen meal microwaved. Just the cheese the milk, the macaroni and the slow-cooker.

    Thanks for this recipe. It’s going into my files.

  2. Wow! Absolutely delicious ?
    I added half a leek instead of the ‘optional extra’ onion. Will definately be making again!

  3. This recipe is great! I make it every two weeks for my mac and cheese loving children. Goes into lunchboxes for daycare.

  4. Love Mac n cheese! Have tried it with the cream cheese but I prefer it without it so I just omit it an still turns out delicious. I add bacon, onion an tomato an sometimes place in a baking dish in the oven to brown it abit ?

  5. I made this Mac and cheese this afternoon. I didn’t add any bacon (trying to reduce meat) and used a vege stock cube. I also used both tasty and smoked cheddar, about 1/4 smoked cheddar to get the ‘bacony’ flavour. I also omitted the cream cheese (I didn’t have any) but added about 1/4 cup cream for richness. It was amazing! Even my fussy toddler had a second bowl. I will definitely making this again.

  6. My partner loves Mac n cheese & I needed a quick & easy work lunch idea for the busy week ahead. This is absolutely delicious. I cooked it for 2 hours, stirring ever 30 minutes. I decided to use the tea towel trick at the 1hr mark as it was still super liquidy & it worked a treat. It made 6 serves.

  7. Everytime I cook pasta in the slow cooker it goes gluggy, any suggestions? Even lasagna does it with the tea towel being used… 🙁

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