Jalapeño Popper Slow Cooker Mac & Cheese

January 6th 2023

Another amazing slow cooker meal that is fantastic for game day celebrations. Spicy, creamy, and crunchy all in one bite to help satisfy those game day cravings.


  • 2 (12-ounce) cans evaporated milk

  • 1 (16-ounce) package elbow macaroni

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, cut into small pieces

  • 3½ cups finely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 2 cups whole milk

  • ¾ cup chopped pickled jalapeños

  • ¾ cup cubed unsalted butter, divided

  • 1 tsp kosher salt

  • ½ tsp dry mustard

  • ½ tsp ground black pepper

  • ¼ tsp paprika

  • 1½ tsp fresh lime juice

  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs


          • In 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, stir evaporated milk, macaroni, cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, milk, jalapeños, ½ cup butter, salt, dry mustard, black pepper, and paprika; cover and cook on low 1 hour 45 minutes or high 50 minutes, or until macaroni is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in lime juice.

          • In large skillet, melt remaining ¼ cup butter over medium-high heat. Add breadcrumbs; cook 1 minute or until browned, stirring frequently. Serve mac & cheese sprinkled with breadcrumbs.

                                Slow Cooker Jalapeno poppers

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