Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Cooking Thursday

I made this Mac and Cheese last week and it turned out really good.  The nice thing about this recipe is that it can be started ahead of time and then put in a crock pot.  If you like cheesy, creamy mac and cheese you should give this one a try!
Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese

8 ounces cooked elbow macaroni, cooked for half the time specified on box
1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
1-1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper
2 large eggs, beaten
2 -8 ounce bags shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
Dash of paprika

Spray a 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray and add evaporated milk, whole milk, butter, salt, pepper, and eggs. Stir in macaroni, then stir in all but ½ cup of the cheese.
Sprinkle the remaining cheese and paprika on top.
Cover and cook on LOW for 3 to 3 1/2 hours.
*This recipe can also be cooked in a 9 X 13-inch pan coated with butter and placed in a 350 degree oven for 50 minutes.

12 comments:

Terri D. said...

I LOVE mac and cheese. Love it. Joe won't go near it. What's wrong with him?! Looks and sounds delicious!

Betsy Brock said...

I could eat a bowl of that right now! yum...can't even remember the last time I had mac and cheese!

Beth said...

I have seriously been wanting a home-made macaroni and cheese recipe and this sounds wonderful. I like the crock pot aspect of it too. Thank you!:>)

Sola Scriptura said...

Oh... comfort food! I like the idea of using a crock pot to make this. Thanks for the recipe, it looks so yummy.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...with the addition of the evaporated milk, I'm positive this would be the creamiest mac/cheese ever!!!!

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linda said...

Mac and cheese is a staple in our house. The grandchildren love it and ask for it. I will have to give this crock pot version a try soon.

Ceil said...

Hi Mari! Wow, is this timely! My daughter is coming with her little ones this weekend, and the 2 year old said she wants to have 'mac and cheese' at Nana's. I had no idea you could make this in a crockpot? I thought the noodles would turn to a gloppy mess. Guess I was wrong!

Thank you :)
Ceil

Blackberry Lane said...

John loves mac and cheese. Thank you!!!

Deb said...

Your recipes are always so good. I am going to try this one!

Jennifer said...

YUM! I love mac and cheese. I've seen this recipe many times but I've never tried it. I will have to do that soon. Yours looks so creamy and gooey! Thanks for sharing.

Cherdecor said...

We are planning a cookout with family in the next month and this sounds like a wonderful dish to serve. Thank you for sharing it.

Connie said...

Mac and cheese is a regular at our family gatherings.