Slow Cooker Jalapeño Mac and Cheese Recipe - will make your whole day because it cooks while you are at work. This cheesy, creamy, dinner recipe is so fun to make. Just dump all the ingredients in the slow cooker (including dry pasta), and thats it!

Slow Cooker Jalapeño Popper Mac and Cheese Recipe

Get ready for this creamy, cheesy Jalapeño Mac and Cheese pasta night dinner to wow your family. You can go to work and the Mac and Cheese will cook it self. 
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Servings 8 servings


  • 1 lb small shell pasta (uncooked)
  • 3 cups sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 2-1/2 cups milk
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper
  • 2 jalapeños (de-seeded and chopped)
  • 5 scallions (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 3-4 dashes hot sauce
  • 3-4 sprays cooking spray
  • 1 handful crushed "Cheez It" to top (optional)


  • First, spray the slow cooker with cooking spray so that the mac and cheese does not stick to the sides.
  • Next, add the cream cheese, butter, milk, evaporated milk, black pepper, jalapeño, and scallions into the slow cooker. Mix all the ingredients to combine.
  • Now, add the cheddar cheese, hot sauce, and mix well.
  • Finally, add the dry pasta and mix really well to combine all the ingredients.
  • Cover and turn the slow cooker on low for 3 hours.
  • When finished topped with more scallions. Also optional for crunchy texture add crushed "Cheez-It" on top.