5-Ingredient Mac and Cheese Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Modified: February 10, 2022
5-Ingredient Mac and Cheese Recipe

This easy recipe only has five ingredients, making it a simple dinner that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. It’s creamy, cheesy, and delicious, so dig in!

How To Make 5-Ingredient Mac and Cheese

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You won't need a lot of ingredients with this mac and cheese recipe. It's simple to make and packs creamy and cheesy flavors for you to enjoy.

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 3 hrs
Total: 3 hrs 20 mins


  • 16 oz. elbow macaroni
  • 3 cups milk
  • 8 oz. Velveeta cheese, cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup butter, cut into chunks
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the pasta 3 minutes short of al dente according to the package directions.
  2. In a crockpot, add the cooked pasta, Velveeta, butter, and cheddar cheese into the crockpot.

  3. Stir and top with the parmesan cheese.

  4. Cover and cook on low for 2 to 3 hours.
  5. Stir occasionally and check for doneness around the 2-hour mark.

  6. Serve on its own or with your favorite toppings.


  • Sugar: 7g
  • :
  • Calcium: 496mg
  • Calories: 451kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 41g
  • Cholesterol: 67mg
  • Fat: 22g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 309mg
  • Protein: 22g
  • Saturated Fat: 14g
  • Sodium: 683mg
  • Vitamin A: 844IU
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