Potluck Macaroni and Cheese

Anita declared this potluck macaroni and cheese our go-to dish for family get-togethers. I agree, it’s not just darned good but it makes a mighty big batch to boot. You can make it in a (big) crockpot or on the stovetop. It’s creamy, cheesy and downright yummy.

The Mexican cheese adds a wonderfully different flavor. If you want to spice up your mac and cheese, substitute Mexican Velveeta. Don’t worry, it won’t be so hot that it’ll run grandma off. But you might want to warn her a bit.

Potluck Macaroni and Cheese

You can make hundreds more variations on this recipe for potluck macaroni and cheese. I like to add drained jarred pimentos. Or chopped roasted red bell peppers. Or roasted green chiles or jalapenos.

This isn’t meant to be the diet version of mac and cheese, though. Don’t go using 2% milk and what-not. It’s mac-and-cheese. Not a salad.

Potluck Macaroni and Cheese
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Potluck Macaroni and Cheese

You can make hundreds more variations on this recipe for potluck macaroni and cheese. I like to add drained jarred pimentos. Or chopped roasted red bell peppers. Or roasted green chiles or jalapenos.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword mac and cheese, macaroni and cheese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 402kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 3 cups elbow macaroni
  • 16 ounces Velveeta cubed
  • 2 cups Mexican cheese blend shredded
  • 2 cups white cheddar cheese shredded, can substitute any shredded white cheese
  • 1 3/4 cups whole milk
  • 12 ounces evaporated milk
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 3 large eggs lightly beaten

Instructions

  • Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain well. Transfer to a 5 quart or larger slow cooker that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  • Cook, covered, on low for 2-1/2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes.

Notes

You can also cook this on the stovetop. Instead of transferring to a slow cooker, just return the drained pasta to the pot in which you cooked it. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 30 minutes or until the cheeses have melted and the mixture is heated thoroughly, stirring often.

Nutrition

Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 685mg | Potassium: 296mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 921IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 455mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.