Are you ready for a bit of comfort food straight from the crockpot? Crock Pot Bacon Macaroni and Cheese Recipe your family will love! This easy crock pot slow cooker recipe is a family favorite. Add in a jalapeno for a bit of spice.
I hear everything is better with bacon, so we made Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon to test this theory. And after multiple taste tests by my dear husband just to make sure he truly enjoyed the recipe... 🙂 he agrees! Bacon does make this recipe even better.
Bacon Mac and Cheese
I am sure you all feel really bad for John having to taste test all of these recipes...... lol
He tells me it is a hard job some days, but he will keep doing it. He says I can make this Bacon Mac N Cheese any day of the week.
Check out how easy it is to whip up this seriously delicious Crock Pot Mac and Cheese with Bacon!
- Elbow macaroni
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Cheddar cheese soup
- Salt and pepper
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Crock Pot Mac and Cheese with Bacon
- 3 cups Elbow Macaroni
- 4 strips Bacon Cooked
- 3 Tablespoon Butter
- 2 ½ cups cheddar cheese shredded
- 1 can Cheddar Cheese Soup
- 1 cup Milk
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Coat crock pot in non-stick spray
- Cook elbow macaroni for 6-8 minutes, drain
- Combine all ingredients in the crock pot and stir together
- Cover and cook on low for 2 hours, stir every half hour to evenly distribute the cheese
Followed the recipe, except I used a 8oz of sharp cheddar and 8oz of mozzarella. (16oz of cheese instead of 20oz) Also used 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper since no specific amount is listed. Turned out amazing and was a big hit at the holiday supper. As for anyone wondering about the canned cheddar cheese soup, I used the 10oz one Campbell's makes and I'm certain that's what was intended for this recipe.
Hi! I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe. Thank you so much for sharing how you adapted it.
I wanted to make Jack Daniels mac and cheese but didn't have the right kind of cheese, so I added 1/2 cup HD to this recipe. It was delicious!
Made this yesterday, wish I hadn’t read the comments, doubted the outcome. I added more soup at the end it ruined it. Will definitely try again because it was really good before I ruined it!
Made this for a fourth of July cookout and it was a huge hit! Everyone loved it! Really simple and tastes great. Great for potlucks or cookouts. I was able to keep it in the crock pot on low until it was gone. I made a few changes to the recipe. 1) I slightly cooked the pasta on the stove, about 4 minutes. I was in a hurry and needed to cut my cook time by about 30 minutes 2)I added WAY more bacon. I put in 10 strips instead of 4. And 3) I doubled the amount of cheese sauce. It seemed to dry out as it cooked. I reserved some of the cheese sauce mixture and added it right before I was ready to serve.
I am so glad the recipe was a hit!
I don;t know if you can or not but if you could change the recipe card to state cooked bacon that would be great! I just made this not cooking the bacon and needless to say I had to dig out each piece after I mixed it and then cook the bacon ugh!!!
What size soup can?
Okay this was great , I did add a few things I did a box and a half of elbow and way more bacon , cut up , I also used 4 cans if cheese soup , and I added a packet of Alfred powder which seasoned it great , I added some water and used mac and cheese shredded cheese I cooked it for about 3 hours and it was perfect !!!! Thanks oh and I also didn't cook the macaroni before putting it in the crockpot
This sounds great. I am going to make this your way. Can I get your ingredients you used with measurements?
Omg this is sooo good, just made it. I did book the macaroni for about 5 minutes before hand and they were perfect. I also added more cheese on the top and some breadcrumbs for about 15 minutes in the oven before serving. Super delicious and so easy!
How do you do this if your going make it and let it slow cook all day so your not rushing when you get home
I want to use this as a side dish for 14. Will the recipe as written be enough for that? I plan on using my 7qt crock pot.
Julie A Hill
Hi, I would like to know how many people will this serve? I have 2 grown men at my table every night and they eat! should I double this?
It really depends on the size of your crock pot. The pasta does expand and take up more room in the crock pot. The only issue with doubling it may be if it all fits in the crock pot.
Hi! I'm going to make this for a party tomorrow - about how many and what size serving does this make?
Is the macaroni already cooked before it goes in the slow cooker or is it uncooked?
This looks and sounds delicious, I'm going to try it this evening.
Just a question. The can of condensed cheddar cheese soup...do you add a can of water as if you were making it as per directions on the can, or omit the water?
Hi Amanda, I omitted the water and just used the soup
How many does this serve? My sisters and I are having a crock pot war and this sounds great!
Polly, I have to ask what a crock pot war is? It sounds really interesting.
How many people does this serve?
What is the serving size of this recipe? It looks delicious!!
One. It's all for me, and so no one else needs any.
Normal people might say it serves 4-6 depending on serving portions. 🙂
I assume the macaroni is cooked al dente before adding to the rest of the ingredients in the crockpot?
how about the bacon? Fried crisp ahead of time too? Bear with me, I just purchased my very first crockpot. =D
Please feel free to ask any questions you have. I put the macaroni in straight out of the box. Since it cooks so long in the crock pot it is done by the end of the cooking time. I do cook the bacon crispy ahead of time. I hope this helps!
i made this a couple of weeks ago with the macaroni uncooked. it didnt work. the noodles took for ever and were hard. i kept adding more milk to it because they just wouldnt cook. what did i do wrong?? once the noodles finally cooked (4hours) it came out great!