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Mac and Cheese for a Crowd | Bottom Left of the Mitten

Mac and Cheese for a Crowd

This recipe for Mac and Cheese for a Crowd is a cheesy dish that's ready to party! Easy comfort food that has just a few ingredients but is so satisfying.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Pasta, Side Dish
Keyword pasta, side dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 servings


  • 16 ounces elbow pasta cooked according to package directions
  • 16 ounces pasteurized cheese spread this is 1/2 of the 32 ounce package
  • 12 ounces evaporated milk shaken
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp parsley flakes


  • Cook the elbow pasta according to package directions and drain.
  • Add the drained pasta to a greased slow cooker.
  • Cube 1/2 the package of pasteurized cheese spread. Place on top of the pasta in the slow cooker.
  • Shake the evaporated milk then open and pour over the pasta and cheese.
  • In a small bowl add the garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper and parsley flakes. Stir to combine then pour over the pasta and cheese.
  • Stir to completely combine all the ingredients together.
  • Cover and set according to timing below. Enjoy!


Cover and set the slow cooker as follows:
Since the pasta will continue to cook int he slow cooker *do not* leave on high heat for very long.
  • Serving immediately - set the slow cooker to high for up to 10 minutes, stirring often.
  • Eating within 30 minutes - set the slow cooker to low, stirring every 10 minutes.
  • Waiting longer than an hour - set the slow cooker to warm, stirring every 20 minutes.