Slow cooker mac and cheese with chicken

You make it so easy. You offer tons of suggestions for substitutions. I love I heart recipes! You rock-Rosie! I just tried this and it was delicious! I decided to make some modifications the second time I made it. It was the perfect amount for 20 guests as a main dish. For the elbow noodles instead of 3 cups I bumped it up to 32oz I think that is about 6 cups To make it a hair healthier, I used margarine instead of butter and fat-free half-and-half.

I LOVE your recipes! I could eat those everyday! Thank you so much for sharing your recipes. Look forward to seeing you on Food Network with your own show soon! I have about people to feed for a event coming up. Can I make this the day before and then transfer it to glass dish and reheat the day of? I hope this makes sense lol. Hello there i wanted to know when making this in the oven do you cook the pasta first them mix every thing in and how long is the cook time in the oven.

A hit with kids AND adults! I kept it on WARM at the party. This would also be great baked in the oven! This was so delish! Thank you for sharing! Thank you in advance for your reply! Hi William! You can definitely half the recipe. Weird question, does anyone have an approximate calorie count for a single portion of this? Making it for a group and a couple health conscious friends want to know. Great, easy recipe. Perfect for a side dish for BBQ! Also great to take to pot luck dinners. I have made it twice and it is always well liked. I completely forgot to get the cheese soup!!!

Could I use Velveeta cheese as a substitute? Love this recipe, my new go to for mac n cheese!

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I have to admit I was skeptical that this would produce anything edible but it is going to be my new go to mac and cheese. Easy to make and crazy good. Thank you so much. It was soooooooo good. You will definitely be happy.

Everyone at work absolutely liked it. So many compliments and no leftovers left to take home. I doubled the recipe…and it fit perfect. I did leave on for 30 extra minutes…just to soften the noodles a little more…but it is good either way. Thank you so much for this rescipe.

A true winner. So far I have already used this recipe 4 times, and every time it comes out creamy, cheesy, and tasty! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe Rosie. I just absolutely love it! Sometimes if im in a time crunch ill crock things on hi for about half the time it takes on low. Can i do that with this recipe?

When I came across your recipe for crock pot Mac and cheese, I knew I had to try this! I cooked this for my work potluck, and it was gone so fast! I love love love this Mac and cheese! I made your dish at work. The prep time was so less than 10 min. We are so excited to try this recipe!

We are making it tomorrow for a preschool Thanksgiving Party and again for our family Thanksgiving dinner Thursday. We scoured the internet and this recipe looks so good. Hey Rosie, I want to half the recipe. Hey Rosie, I want to half this recipe. Hey there, does this need to be stirred periodically, or simply just let it cook for 3 hours with no interruptions? So looking forward to making this! Just a quick question… my crockpot has 2 different low settings — one for 8 hours and one for 10 hours. I assume the 8 hour setting is higher power than the 10 hour setting.

Which do you recommend for the 3 hour cooking time? Hi Rosie!! I made two crockpots worth yesterday for thanksgiving and there were no leftovers! Matte this at tonight for a get tigers at my sisters. Such a big hit. I had to add a title more cream. But still so good. Does the recipe require you to stir the pasta as it is cooking? I would hate for the pasta to stick? Your recipes are so easy to follow and I intend on making more of them!

I just made this and I have a newer crockpot that seems to get way too hot and cook too fast on low.

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I checked it at 2 hours and it was already scorched and curdling. Newer is not always better. I made this for a church dinner and had several people ask for the recipe…and it was totally gone by the end of the night! Really good! I doubled the recipe and brought it to a party.

It was the only food at the party that ran out! People loved it! I am making it again for the same crowd for an upcoming birthday party, people asked me to make it and asked for the recipe. I am also making it again for a work party. For those asking about doubling the recipe, I did not have to increase the cook time. I have a standard 6 quart Low, High, Warm. I also added more cheese simply because I had shredded extra and it was delicious. This recipe got me hooked on no longer buying pre-shredded cheese.

Buying block cheese and shredding it yourself tastes so much better than pre-shredded cheese and it does make a better mac and cheese. So easy, followed the recipe other than leaving out paprika due to allergies. Definitely check after 2 hours, mine was starting to burn a bit at 2. I made this and did my little twist to it. This was the cheesiest my Mac and cheese has ever been. Your email address will not be published. Recipe Rating. Subscribe to comment. Prep Time. Cook Time. Total Time. I Heart Recipes. Put the lid on top of the slow cooker, then set the slow cooker on low.

Search for more recipes! Comments I made the Mac and cheese and it was so good the soup made the difference,thank you keep up the good work. Your recipes are awesome!!! Keep them coming!!! Yes, but make sure that you cook the pasta first. Hi Cynthia. No, you would still use the same amount listed.

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You can use the 6qt slow cooker, but you still should only cook the mac and cheese for 3 hours. Can i use milk instead of half and half? Hi Christina. Have you ever tried but eggs in it at the end? Sorry, Wendy. If you double it does the cook time change or stay the same. I mentioned Cook on low for 3 hours in step 6 and 7.

Hi Rosie, Is there anyway I can contact you personally? The pasta in the video is not cooked prior to adding it into the slow cooker. Hi, if doubling the recipe, does it take double time to cook? You may want to add a little more time though. How do you keep it from sticking to the pot? You can certainly add Gouda to the recipe! It would be amazing. Thank you for trying my recipe! Quick question, do you cook the pasta first or put in crock pot uncooked.

Hi Annie! That sounds good!! Glad that you like the recipe! Did you put the broccoli in right away with everything else? Let me know how it comes out for ya hun!

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If you double the recipe how would it affect the cooking time? Hi Nisha! When doubling the recipe in the crockpot, do we add more cook time? Hi can I add mozzarella? Is 3 cups of dry pasta equal to a pound? I just watched this video- so nevermind my previous question! Cant wait to make this!!! Hi Rosie, Can I freeze this recipe? If so, will it be creamy when I heat it up again? Yes you can freeze it. Hi Karen! Can I use a 7qt crock pot also will double the recipe.

Can this be mixed ahead of time and not become mushy when cooked. Hi Cynthia! Glad that you liked my recipe! The recipe and exact amounts that I used are listed. Hi Rosie, Recipe sounds great however beside velveeta as a replacement what other substitutes can be used? Yes, you can double the recipe. Try adding maybe 30 minutes or so to the cooking time. Hi Rosie if I double the recipe do you think it would fit in an 8qt crockpot? Did you double the recipe? How long did it take? I never tried it.

It would probably depend on how much you add. You can use shells. No time adjustments. I only have a 3 qt crock pot. Hi Tom!! Yes, doubling all the ingredients. Wives know best! Glad that you enjoyed the recipe! Hi Courtnee! Thanks so much for trying my recipe! Can I reheat in Crock-Pot or will it get soggy?

I never tried to reheat in the Crock-Pot. I usually reheat in the oven or microwave. No, you should be fine! I hope you all have a great party! I made this recipe for a church function.. Hi Sheila! Hi Kendra. I need the measurements of the cans. My store only had Colby Jack, will that work okay? Hi Tina. Yes, it can be double. You may want to add a lil more time on it.

I appreciate the quick reply! If baked, at what temperature and how long? If baked, how long and at what temperature in oven? For best results, I suggest sticking to the recipe. You would not cook it for 3 hours in the oven, especially if the pasta is cooked. So glad that you you found my site, and tried my recipe! I would just mix everything the day of. Happy Holiday to you and yours. Hi Taylor! Thanks for trying my recipe!

I think that it should be big enough. If you follow the directions the pasta should not be mushy. I prefer cheddar. If you like colby jack, you an use it. It may not taste as good though. Hi Donna! Hi Gina!

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Try buying two cans. Adding to the recipe would have to be your call. I will double recipe.. This is in my crockpot now! Hi LeAnn! Be sure to watch the video tutorial. Hi Christie! Sure, that will be fine! What is the smallest size crockpot I should use with this recipe? What is the smallest size crockpot I could use with this recipe? If I double the batch how big should my crock pot be? Will this recipe fit in a 4 quart crock pot? Follow the written recipe, not what it looks like in the video. I actually never tried it with potatoes. Glad that you liked the recipe! Hi Joel! You made it at your DESK?!

Trying this tonight for my New Years party! Looks awesome. Happy New Year!! You need to cook it for 3 hours. Set it for four hours, but only cook it for 3. Goad that you were able to work it out! Many thanks, Jason. Hi Jason. Yes, you will have to double everything. Could I add bacon? If you choose. Yes, it would have to be cooked. Thank you for this. Made this for a work potluck, and everyone loved it! The can of soup is need for this recipe. Heyyy Caryn!!! Your comment made me smile! Thank you so much for trying my recipe!

Have you ever made this in a Dutch oven on the stove? Will a double batch fit in a 6 quart slow cooker? You are so welcome Bridget! If doubling the recipe, should I increase cooking time, or leave as-is? Does using packaged shredded cheese make it gritty? They have added ingredients. So glad that you liked the recipe Shelley! Yes, it can be cut in half. Not much time will be reduced. Hi Rosie, I have a question about the soup. This looks delicious!

I was wondering if my 6qt slow cooker will hold a doubled recipe? I want to add a crisp to it.

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Do you think topping it with bread crumbs will do the trick?? Hi Dia! You may need to add 30 more minutes or so, but it should work! Yes, the written ingredients are correct. Never go by what it looks like in the video. Hi Beth! No, I just let it cook. Glad that you liked the recipe Lesa! Thanks for the response and suggestions!

For best results stick to the recipe listed. I was wondering if it would be able to be made without the chicken? Will it cook okay if I halve the recipe? And would I just halve the cook time as well? The recipe sounds amazing. Any recommendations for that? I hate for it to get gummy, but really would like to make it! Hi Rachel! So sorry I missed this yesterday…. It could get a little gummy if it sits too long, but you could help it by adding a little more broth. Just cooked this and it is awesome Jennifer.

Hey, I was thinking about making this but doubling the chicken while keeping the same amount of pasta. Since the broth seems to be mostly for the pasta, do you think it would be best to still use 3 cups, or add a bit extra for the chicken? Yes, I would probably leave the broth the same and then just add a little as needed at the end to get the pasta fully cooked.

This recipe looks so yummy I cannot wait to try it. I am going to sub Gluten free pasta so I will have to monitor the liquid but I think it will be fine. Question though, is there anything you would recommend substituting for the cream cheese? I never have it on hand and if I bouht it for this the remainder would just go to waste. The cream cheese just kind of helps smooth everything out and make more of a cheese sauce. But the sauce will probably be a bit thin compared to using the cream cheese.

Or should I use a box and a half? Your email address will not be published. Recipe Rating. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Ready to ditch processed food and get fresh ingredient recipes? Jump to Recipe. Pin 1. Share Yum 8. Prep Time. Cook Time. Total Time. To make it without the chicken I would skip the slow cooker and just cooker the noodles as you usually would on the stove.

Make the cheese sauce per the recipe and just toss! Just made this for a potluck tomorrow. God bless is it good. Is there a way to convert this recipe into a stove top one? I have made this before in a slow cooker but as I am in college now I do not have one.

I would just use leftover shredded chicken and then cook pasta as you normally would and drain. Make the cheese sauce and combine! Your email address will not be published. Recipe Rating. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Ready to ditch processed food and get fresh ingredient recipes? Jump to Recipe. Pin Share Yum Prep Time.

Cook Time. Total Time. Main Course. Slow Cooker Gourmet. Add chicken, broth, buffalo sauce and seasonings to slow cooker. Remove from heat and whisk in cheese until melted and smooth. Recipe Notes.