Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Easiest Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

I caught the sickness Garth had last week. I guess that is what I get for thinking I was in the clear. It hit me like a truck Saturday morning and I am still fighting this thing. Ugh. Worst of all, this bug prevented me from seeing my sweet niece this weekend. So I needed some good ole fashion comfort food to cheer me up and warm me up! I was scrolling Pinterest and when I saw this recipe I knew I had to have. NOW. It was so easy and so delicious I had to share it with you. Your welcome!

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Ingredients

Cooking oil spray
2cups skim milk
1(12 oz.) can evaporated milk
1egg
1tsp salt
¼tsp. pepper
cups preshredded sharp cheddar cheese
2cups uncooked elbow macaroni

Directions

Spray the pot of the slow cooker or if using a liner bag, spray the bag well. In a mixing bowl whisk together milk, evaporated milk, egg, salt and pepper. Pour milk mixture into the crockpot. Add cheese and uncooked macaroni. Stir gently to mix. Turn slow cooker on low and cook 3-4 hours, or until the cheese is set and the macaroni is tender. (Do not cook more than 4 hours, or the sides will begin to dry out). Serve at once. Tips: between the 3-4 hour mark on low, the edges start to get that crispy, cheesy edge. Kids love that part, but if yours don't you'll want to make this when you know you can cut it to warm or serve it at about the three hour mark.

EDITED TO ADD: I added 1 tsp of dry mustard.

It turned out incredible! It was so creamy and cheesy. I have learned that after 30 years old box mac and cheese just doesn't cut it anymore. I know, I'm so grown up. But this recipe? It totally cuts it. I bet if you add a little bacon and breadcrumbs on top it would make this even more grown up and knock your socks off. I just might have to do that the next time I make this. Because there will be a next time!

4 comments:

Kenya said...

That looks so good! I must try this.

Rebecca Jo said...

Going to my Pinterest right now!

Lauren said...

this looks delicious & so super easy!

jrh0906 said...

Looks delicious! Can't wait to try