Martha Stewart’s Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

Martha stewart slow cooker mac and cheese recipe

Martha Stewart’s Slow Cooker Three Cheese Macaroni and Cheese is creamy and delicious.

Martha Stewart’s

Slow Cooker Three Cheese Macaroni is this week’s recipe for my Martha Stewart Cooking Challenge.

That’s the whole title, isn’t it? Martha Stewart calls it three-cheese macaroni, but since it’s made in the slow cooker, I had to put that in the title as well.

In short, we’ll call it Martha Stewart’s

Slow Cooker Mac and cheese.

Martha Stewart Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese on a plate next to a crock potMac

and Cheese or Macaroni and Cheese? Do you say macaroni and cheese

or macaroni and

cheese? I’ve always said macaroni and cheese.

Most people I know also call it that, but maybe that’s a regional thing. Do you say the full name or shorten it to macaroni and cheese?

Macaroni and Cheese and Slow Cooker This recipe for slow cooker macaroni and cheese from

Martha Stewart is the cheese macaroni I made for my birthday in December

. I don’t make macaroni and cheese often because my daughter loves

macaroni and cheese, but she eats without dairy. I don’t like to tempt her, so I only do it a few times a year.

However, macaroni and cheese is one of my comfort foods, so I choose them for my birthday dinner. You could probably eat macaroni and cheese once a week for dinner. Yes, dinner. I consider macaroni and cheese to be a main dish, not a side dish.

When I saw a macaroni and cheese recipe in Martha Stewart’s Slow Cooker cookbook, I knew I wanted to make it for my birthday. It didn’t disappoint. My son declared this recipe one of the best macaroni and cheese recipes he has ever had.

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I will say that I changed Martha’s recipe slightly. So this is my version of Martha Stewart’s Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese.

Martha Stewart's Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese with cookbook and crockpot

Martha Stewart’s Slow Cooker Cookbook Martha

Stewart’s Slow Cooker Cookbook

is one of my new Martha Stewart cookbooks. It was published in 2017. I bought it last year when I was trying to add some variety to our slow cook meals.

I love my slow cooker

and use it often, but I tend to make the same slow cookers all the time. I needed some new ideas and inspiration and decided to buy a couple of new slow cookbooks.

The macaroni and cheese in Martha Stewart’s slow cooker cookbook was delicious, but this isn’t my favorite Martha Stewart cookbook. There are some great recipes, but most of the recipes aren’t the ones I would make.

First of all there is a seafood section in the cookbook. I grew up in Oregon about an hour off the Oregon coast. I love seafood. I love salmon and other fish, but slow cooker is not the best way to cook fish or seafood.

A slow cooker cooks things up and down. Fish and seafood do not take long to cook. A slow cooker will often overcook seafood and fish.

There are also recipes such as Duck Confit and Octopus Spanish Style. Those recipes can be very good, but they are not the kind of recipes of the daily dinner.

If you buy Martha Stewart’s Slow Cooker cookbook, keep that in mind. There are some great basic recipes like this macaroon and cheese, but many of them are probably recipes you’ll never use.

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macaroni and cheese in a bowl. Cheese, milk, macaroni


  • butter
  • onion
  • Colby Jack
  • cheese White

  • cheddar
  • cheese Macaroni and

  • gruyere
  • cheese,

  • uncooked
  • evaporated
  • milk
  • Dijon mustard salt
  • Pepper


  • Melt the butter in a small skillet or skillet. Add the onion and cook until the onion softens.
  • Place the onion in a large bowl. Add cheese, macaroni, both milks, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir until macaroni is well covered.
  • Pour the mixture into a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker.
  • Simmer for 2 –

  • 3 hours or over high heat for 1 – 1/2 hours. Or until the pasta is cooked.


Cheese blocks

Best cheese for macaroni and cheese One of the things that makes Martha Stewart’s

macaroni and cheese recipe a little different is the cheese. This is the case in most of their macaroni and cheese recipes. Yes, she has quite a few different macaroni and cheese recipes.

This recipe calls for cheddar cheese and gruyere cheese. I like the two cheeses in macaroni and cheese, but I also love the Monterrey Jack or Colby Jack cheese.

Monterrey Jack and/or Colby Jack cheese give macaroni and cheese a creaminess that I love. If I have it, I always add it to the recipe.

For this recipe I did not follow the exact recipe. I made some Colby jack cheese.

Why do you put breadcrumbs

in macaroni and cheese?

My guess is that people put breadcrumbs in macaroni and cheese to make it more like casserole. Many people also like the crunchy topping it gives to macaroni and cheese.

Martha’s recipe had the breadcrumb coating added for the last 15 minutes of cooking. I don’t like breadcrumbs in my macaroon and cheese, so I skipped it.

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I also thought the breadcrumbs wouldn’t get crispy in the slow cooker, so I’m not sure it’s worth doing. If you like them you can add them to my recipe.

Slow Cooker Cookbook and mac and cheese

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