Elbow noodles mixed into a creamy blend of cheeses and seasonings.

Cooking Instructions

Step 1:

Set time. Cook in slow cooker on LOW for 2-3 hours [thawed] or 3-4 hours [frozen].

Step 2:

Thirty minutes before the meal is done cooking, boil prepackaged elbow noodles and cook until al dente. Drain and add to cheese mixture in crockpot and stir until combined.

Step 3:

Serve as desired.

Slow Cooker (Crockpot) Sizes

The size of your crockpot can affect the outcome of your meal. If your crockpot is smaller than what we recommend, you may need to cook your meal a little longer. If it’s larger than what we recommend you may need to shorten the cooking time. You will need to keep a close eye on the chicken as it cooks. Here are the crockpot sizes we recommend for each meal size to help cook your meals just right:

Smaller Portion (SP) - 3-Quart Crockpot
Regular Portion (RP) - 4-Quart Crockpot
Bigger Portion (BP) - 6-Quart Crockpot

Pressure Cooker (InstantPot) Cooking Instructions

Though Beehive Meals are primarily designed to be cooked within a slow cooker (Crockpot), many of our meals can be cooked in a Pressure Cooker (InstantPot). Please reference our Pressure Cooker Instructions in the helpful links below.

Troubleshooting and Helpful Links:

Pressure Cooker (InstantPot) Cooking Instructions
How to avoid tough, rubbery, or even chewy chicken in your slow cooker
5 Tips to Help Get to Know your Slow Cooker

Serving Suggestions

Although this meal comes with prepacked elbow noodles, feel free to use whatever kind of pasta you desire, such as large elbow noodles, cavatappi, medium shells, farfalle, and more! 

To make this dish even more delicious, we suggest transferring to a baking dish after it is done cooking, topping it with extra cheese and bread crumbs, and broiling in the oven until bread crumbs are golden brown. 

To take it even farther, add some buffalo or barbecue chicken, or if you want to be really fancy, add some lobster or crab to this dish to make a delicious lobster mac n cheese. Be as creative as you'd like with this dish, any way it is prepared it is delicious and the whole family will love it!

Nutritional Information

INGREDIENTS: elbow pasta (durum wheat semolina, niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), milk, cheddar cheese (pasteurized milk, cheese culture, salt, enzymes, annatto color, potato starch, natamycin), heavy cream (cream, carrageenan, mono and diglycerides), mozzarella cheese, (milk, cheese cultures, enzymes), parmesan cheese (milk, cheese cultures, enzymes), cream cheese (pasteurized milk and cream, salt, carob bean gum, cheese culture), butter (pasteurized cream, natural flavorings), spices. 


Allergen Disclaimer: This product is manufactured in a facility that processes soy, dairy, wheat, tree nuts, shell fish, fish, peanuts, and eggs and may contain traces of these products.