Friday, November 12, 2010

Crockpot Mac-n-cheese for Share a Spoon!


Think Tank Momma


So, in true lazy mom fashion, I'm sharing a pretty simple recipe for CrockPot Macaroni and Cheese. And though it's true, it does have more than the general 4 ingredients I prefer, it is honestly SO simple and easy because you just let it sit for hours in the CP. I mean, how much lazier could I get? I do have to confess that I found a version of this recipe on the internet a few years ago (2, maybe?) but have no idea where it came from ...


CrockPot Mac-n-Cheese:


Ingredients:

8 ounces elbow macaroni, cooked and drained

1 (12 ounces) can evaporated milk

1-1/2 cups milk

2 eggs

4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided (3 and 1)

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper


Cooking Instructions:

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Place the cooked macaroni in your coated CrockPot with butter or spray. Add the remaining ingredients except 1 cup of the cheese; mix well. You can - of course - do this in a mixing bowl before tossing into the CP. That's what I do!


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Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese, then cover and cook on the Low setting for 5 to 6 hours, or until the mixture is firm and golden around the edges. Do not remove the cover or stir until the macaroni has finished cooking.

Can be used as a side or turned into your main meal, it's just that good. I've moved mine into a bowl to store in the fridge, and I will mention that when it settles a bit it definitely tastes better - less "soupy-like" and more casserole or frittata-ish.

ENJOY!

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I have mixed up the cheeses a bit and used shredded mozzarella with cheddar, found it sort of changes the flavor. A friend mentioned using mustard powder in there for seasoning. It's definitely YUMMY!



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6 comments:

varunner said...

I make a very similar version - only no milk and a can of Cheddar soup. Soooo good, and always a hit w/ the kids! :-)
I have a case of the Thanksgivings and already cooked stuffing this week, lol.

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

That may be on the list for dinner tomorrow- YUM!

adrienzgirl said...

I love mac n' cheese. And of course, so do the kids. I never make it for Thanksgiving because it's just another thing I have to bake off in the oven. But wait, not anymore. You have given me an excuse to add it to the table this year! BDC may come all the way to Durham to kiss you for that!

Thanks for Sharing!!!

The Blue Zoo said...

I may have to try my mac n cheese recipe in the crockpot sometime.

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

I did make this for dinner today and I'm having hard time stopping eating... especially the brown slightly crunchy parts... I threw in a palmful of dried mustard for flavor.

OnlinePublicist said...

I've read a lot of mac n' cheese recipes and this one definitely seems like the best! I'm just wondering if it will work the same way with my gluten free noodles. It should, but I just wonder if the rice in the noodles will break down or something. Seems like it's worth a try! ;-)

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