Slow Cooker Macaroni & Cheese with Ham

Great for big crowds and using up leftover holiday ham.

The delicious Slow Cooker Macaroni & Cheese with Ham is great for big crowds and using up leftover holiday ham. So simple to prepare.

Easter has come and gone, along with it all the cute bunnies, chickies, chocolates and pastels. What does Easter usually leave behind though? Ham, and plenty of it. If your house is anything like mine, by day 2 or 3 of eating leftover ham you’re ready for something different. Now that’s not to say I don’t enjoy ham, I personally love it. But I’m not crazy about eating the same thing day in and day out.

Last year about this time I shared with you my Baked Macaroni & Cheese with Ham, a delicious casserole filled with cheesy goodness and a great way to use up leftover ham. This year I decided to tweak it just a bit and prepare this in my slow cooker, because you know…I love my slow cookers! Oh yes I do!

The delicious Slow Cooker Macaroni & Cheese with Ham is great for big crowds and using up leftover holiday ham. So simple to prepare.

What I enjoy about this recipe is that you can easily make this for a crowd. At my house my crowd is my own family, if everyone here that’s a crowd. Let me just say if you haven’t made mac and cheese in the slow cooker before, trust me it’s EASY! All you do is boil the noodles for 3 minutes, that’s all the prep you have, nothing complicated about that, right? This recipe will work well in any slow cooker, I normally use my 6 quart, but…since Santa was extra nice this year and brought me a brand spanking new CASSEROLE CROCK POT (yes, that’s a THING) I now use that. One of the things I love love love about it is the ability to pop the casserole portion under the broiler to brown the top of dishes.

The delicious Slow Cooker Macaroni & Cheese with Ham is great for big crowds and using up leftover holiday ham. So simple to prepare.

In the recipe below I list 2 optional ingredients that I use if making this in my Casserole Crock Pot. If you aren’t familiar with this small kitchen appliance, there’s a link below so you can check them out.


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Slow Cooker Macaroni & Cheese with Ham

Cook Time: 2 hours

Yield: 8-10 servings

Slow Cooker Macaroni & Cheese with Ham

Ingredients

  • 16 oz macaroni noodles
  • 3 cups milk
  • 4 T butter, sliced
  • 1/4 t ground pepper
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar
  • 8 oz Velveeta, cubed
  • 1 cup ham, diced
  • Optional for casserole:
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs

Instructions

  1. Boil macaroni noodles 3 minutes and drain.
  2. Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Add into slow cooker: noodles, milk, butter, shredded cheddar, Velveeta and ham. Stir to combine.
  3. Place lid on slow cooker. Cook on low approximately 2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes. Cheese should be thoroughly melted after 2 hours. Add salt if desired (depending on how salty the ham is). Serve immediately or turn slow cooker to warm setting.

Notes

If preparing in Casserole Crock Pot: Prepare as directed above, if desired sprinkle parmesan cheese and Panko on top. Place under broiler in oven for 2-3 minutes to brown slightly.

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