Recipes and Cooking Slow Cooker Cajun Mac and Cheese 4.0 (3) 1 Review Bring a taste of Cajun cooking to your dinner table with this spiced up macaroni and cheese recipe. Spicy chicken and andouille sausage take this slow cooker dinner from plain to flavorful. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on October 27, 2017 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason Donnelly Prep Time: 20 mins Slow Cook Time: 6 hrs Stand Time: 5 mins Total Time: 6 hrs 25 mins Servings: 8 Yield: 7 1/2 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 8 ounce skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning ½ teaspoon Louisiana hot sauce 8 ounce cooked andouille or other spicy sausage links, halved lengthwise and sliced 2 ½ cup water 1 medium red or yellow sweet pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces ½ cup chopped onion 4 ¾ cup dried bow tie pasta 6 ounce sliced American cheese, torn into bite-size pieces ½ cup shredded smoked Gouda or cheddar cheese (2 oz.) ¼ - ½ cup milk Directions In a 3 1/2- or 4-qt. slow cooker combine chicken, Cajun seasoning, and hot sauce; toss to coat. Stir in next four ingredients (through onion). Cover and cook on low 6 hours or high 3 hours. If using low, turn to high. Stir in pasta. Cover and cook 10 minutes; stir. Cover and cook 10 minutes more; stir again. Turn off cooker. If possible, remove crockery liner from cooker. Top mixture with both cheeses (do not stir). Cover and let stand 5 minutes. Stir in enough of the milk to reach desired consistency. Tips If your slow cooker has a warm setting, you can hold the macaroni and cheese up to 2 hours. If mixture begins to look dry, stir in up to 1/2 cup additional milk to reach desired consistency. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 382 Calories 16g Fat 37g Carbs 21g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 382 % Daily Value * Total Fat 16g 21% Saturated Fat 7g 35% Cholesterol 68mg 23% Sodium 627mg 27% Total Carbohydrate 37g 13% Total Sugars 5g Protein 21g Vitamin C 20.6mg 103% Calcium 271mg 21% Iron 1.7mg 9% Potassium 149mg 3% Folate, total 13.6mcg Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg Vitamin B-6 0.2mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.