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Crockpot Mac & Cheese

cheese from Looking Glass Creamery

This recipe comes from Events Coordinator Erica Shanks. Use your favorite local cheeses. Erica recommends Ashe County Cheddar—and making space for a long nap after eating it!


  • 16 ounce box of penne noodles
  • 4 local eggs
  • 1/2 cup melted butter 
  • 2 cans evaporated milk
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups mild cheddar cheese
  • 4 cups sharp cheddar cheese 


  1. Grease crockpot with butter. 
  2. Boil noodles according to package directions. 
  3. Mix all ingredients with noodles, reserving 1 cup of sharp cheddar.
  4. Cook on low 2  1/2 hours.
  5. Sprinkle reserved cheese on top.
  6. Cook 1  1/2 hours more.
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