Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese

Why not enjoy a good, juicy burger in pasta form?! Yes, you heard it here first! My Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese is jam-packed full of flavor. It has your favorite components of a cheeseburger, is extra cheesy, and made straight in your slow cooker.

Bird’s eye view of a serving of cheeseburger mac and cheese served on a blue plate with a fork, sitting on a beautiful table laid out with a yellow table runner and blue patterned place mat. A Crockpot full of more mac and cheese sits in the background.

Welcome, foodie friends! Are you ready for my latest pasta Crockpot recipe? Today, I decided to elevate my package of elbow macaroni by turning it into a delicious serving of Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese.

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What Is Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese?

Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese is not your average macaroni and cheese dish. First off, it’s full of cheesy goodness: I made sure to use a generous amount of Velveeta to ensure the smoothest and most flavorful mac and cheese out there!

Cheeseburger mac and cheese served on a blue plate, sitting on a yellow table runner and with a crockpot in the background

Second, it includes the best ingredients from a cheeseburger, including ground beef and ketchup. Along with its other ingredients, the flavor profile in this pasta dish is out of this world!

The best part? It’s made directly in a slow cooker, making it the ideal weekday meal.

Cheeseburger mac and cheese served on a blue plate, sitting on a yellow table runner and with a crockpot in the background

Got Any More Crockpot Pasta Recipe?

Absolutely! I am so glad you asked! Cooking pasta dishes in my Crockpot is tons of fun and, like I mentioned, they’re ideal for busy weeknights. Here are a few of my favorites:

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Easy Crockpot Goulash

Slow Cooker Spaghetti and Meatballs

Do I Have to Brown the Ground Beef Before Adding it to My Crockpot?

Yes! I highly recommend browning any meat before adding it to a Crockpot/slow cooker. Though it’s not 100% necessary, browning the meat brings out its best flavors and color.

How Long Does This Mac and Cheese Cook for in the Slow Cooker?

Great news! This mac and cheese-inspired dish is a pretty quick Crockpot recipe. Prep time is only about 15 minutes and slow cooking time is only 3 hours.

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What Can I Serve With Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese?

I love having this Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese as a main and serving it with some classic side dishes such as:

  • Buttery corn on the cob
  • Your favorite salad
  • Dinner rolls
  • Green beans
  • Coleslaw
  • Onion rings

How to Store Leftover Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese

When storing any leftovers, be sure it’s completely cool. Then, place it in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to five days.

Bird’s eye view of a serving of cheeseburger mac and cheese served on a blue plate with a fork, sitting on a beautiful table laid out with a yellow table runner and blue patterned place mat. A Crockpot full of more mac and cheese sits in the background.

Can You Freeze Leftover Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese?

Yes! Just like you would refrigerate it, be sure it’s cool to the touch and place in a freezer-friendly container. Your Crockpot Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese can be kept in the freezer for up to 3 months.

To reheat it, keep it out to thaw. Set your oven to 350 degrees F and add the leftovers to an oven-safe baking dish. Add 2 tablespoons of milk and mix into the mac and cheese. Bake for about 10 minutes or until heated through.

More Crockpot Recipes

Inspired to use your Crockpot some more? Here are a few of my favorite slow cooker dinner recipes:

Best Crockpot Mississippi Roast

Crockpot Lemon Garlic Chicken

Easy Crockpot Chicken and Gravy

Beer Braised Crockpot Roast with Gravy

Bird’s eye view of a serving of cheeseburger mac and cheese served on a blue plate with a fork, sitting on a beautiful table laid out with a yellow table runner and blue patterned place mat. A Crockpot full of more mac and cheese sits in the background.
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Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese

This Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese is jam-packed full of flavor. It has your favorite components of a cheeseburger, is extra cheesy, and made straight in your slow cooker.

Course Crockpot Pasta Recipes
Cuisine American
Keyword cheeseburger, cheeseburger mac and cheese, crockpot pasta, mac and cheese, slow cooker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 460 kcal
Author Aileen Clark

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef browned
  • 1 16-ounce package Velveeta Cheese cubed
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Gather your ingredients.

    Bird’s eye view of ingredients laid out on a wooden table to make Crockpot Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese
  2. Combine the ground beef, Velveeta, milk, macaroni, broth, ketchup, garlic, salt and pepper in the bowl of the crockpot. Stir until fully combined.

    Ingredients to mac Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese in the inner pot of a slow cooker
  3. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours.

  4. Serve & enjoy! 
    A serving of cheeseburger mac and cheese on a blue plate, a fork, and a slow cooker filled with more macaroni

Recipe Notes

To freeze, be sure it’s cool to the touch and place in a freezer-friendly container. It can be kept in the freezer for up to 3 months.

To reheat it, keep it out to thaw. Set your oven to 350 degrees F and add the leftovers to an oven-safe baking dish. Add 2 tablespoons of milk and mix into the mac and cheese. Bake for about 10 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts
Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 460 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 119mg40%
Sodium 938mg41%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 38g76%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Why not enjoy a good, juicy burger in pasta form?! Yes, you heard it here first! My Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese is jam-packed full of flavor. It has your favorite components of a cheeseburger, is extra cheesy, and made straight in your slow cooker.

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