Slow Cooker Macaroni & Cheese with Ham Recipe
I had some frozen ham in the freezer that I wanted to use up. I’ve made a slow cooker mac and cheese in the past and thought it would be a great main dish with the ham. This recipe is awesome! My favorite thing about this recipe is that the noodles cook in the slow cooker. You don’t have to boil the noodles ahead of time! AWESOME!
This mac and cheese isn’t something that you can let cook all day while you are at work. It only takes about 2 ½ hours to cook. I loved the convenience of just dumping everything in the crock-pot a few hours before dinner. We both really loved the mac and cheese. It had a wonderful flavor. Feel free to mix up the cheeses – the combinations are endless!
Slow Cooker Macaroni & Cheese with Ham
8-oz elbow macaroni (not whole-wheat)
8-oz chopped ham
4 cups whole milk (not low-fat)
1 Tbsp dijon mustard
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
½ tsp paprika
¾ tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
In a 6-quart slow cooker, combine macaroni, ham, milk, mustard, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Cook on low for 1 hour.
- Stir, and continue to cook 1 hour more. Stir in cheese and cook 30 minutes.
If I only have non-fat milk, what kind of results can I expect?
Is the green stuff in your picture basil? I plan on making this tomorrow night. Thanks!
It is dried parsley. Enjoy!
What a great way to use up leftover ham and I love that you don't have to cook the noodles first!
I made your "One-Pot Baked Ziti" on Sunday. OMG my husband cannot stop raving about it. He said it is THEEEE Best Ziti he has EVER had and he is a true pasta aficionado. He absolutely ADORES mac and cheese so I cannot wait to make this over the weekend for him. Thank you for all your hard work and great recipes you share with us.
Perfect! I have some ham in the freezer right now and my family will love this. Thanks!
Since I prefer pan-cooked to baked mac & cheese, this really appeals to me.