Friday, July 11, 2014

Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese


The kids were craving mac and cheese.  With it being soo hot, I did not feel like turning on the oven and heating up the house.  They are not too fond of stove top mac and cheese so I decided to make some in my crock pot.


The crock pot method makes delicious mac and cheese with very little clean up.  All of the ingredients are mixed together in your slow cooker.  Put the lid on the slow cooker and cook for 3 hours.  Before serving the mac and cheese stir the mixture and serve.  That's it.

Your family will enjoy this tasty cheesy dish.  Using a crock pot for summer cooking allows you to make family favorites without giving up taste.

Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese
From Food Network


Ingredients:

Cooking spray
8 ounces cooked elbow macaroni
One 12-ounce can evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1/4 cup (1/2 stick ) of butter, melted
1 teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper
2 large eggs, beaten
Two 10-ounce bricks sharp Cheddar cheese, grated (about 5 cups)
Dash of paprika
Ground pepper for garnish (optional)
Directions:

In a large 4-quart slow cooker sprayed with cooking spray, mix the macaroni, evaporated milk, milk, butter, salt, pepper, eggs and all but 1/2 cup of the grated cheese. Sprinkle the reserved cheese over the top of the mixture and then sprinkle with paprika. Cover and cook on low heat for 3 hours and 15 minutes. Turn off the slow cooker, stir the mixture and serve hot.

Yield 12 servings





4 comments:

  1. HI Geraldine!
    I've had such a craving for Mac N Cheese but the oven is a no no for now. I've never tried it in the crock. I just may because not only is it "cooling", yours looks yummy! Thanks for sharing, Geraldine...

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  2. Sounds like a lot of cheese and milk for 8 oz of macaroni -- must be delicious.

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  3. I looovveee slow cooker mac and cheese. Your recipe sounds fantastic :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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  4. A fantastic idea, Geraldine, and it has turned out so good too.

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