Slow cooker mac ’n’ cheese

There’s no need to make a white sauce with this easy recipe. Just tip the ingredients into your slow cooker for a velvety smooth veggie pasta dish

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:1 hrs 30 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 666
  • fat 31g
  • saturates 19g
  • carbs 71g
  • sugars 9g
  • fibre 4g
  • protein 25g
  • salt 1g


  • 350g macaroni pasta
  • 600ml whole milk
  • 50g butter, cubed
  • 50g soft cheese
  • 100g mature cheddar, grated, plus extra to serve
  • 20g parmesan or vegetarian alternative, plus extra to serve


  1. Pour boiling water over the pasta and drain, then put everything in a slow cooker and stir well. Season, cover and cook on low for 1 hr. Stir again, put the lid back on and cook for another 30 mins until the pasta is cooked and the sauce has reduced enough to coat the macaroni.

  2. Leave the lid off and reduce for the last 10 mins if you need to, or add a splash more milk – this will depend on the size of your slow cooker and the brand. Serve with extra cheese.

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