Friday, March 15, 2013

Slow Cooker Mac & Cheese

I made this slow cooker mac & cheese for company dinner about a week ago. And it was a success! It tasted just like homemade baked mac & cheese without the hassle of whisking milk and melting cheese and adding a roux. Next time I might mix in some steamed veggies and add some toasted breadcrumbs on top... 


Yes. I know there is a giant piece of parsley in the middle of the photo. I got a little carried away with garnishing.

Slow Cooker Macaroni & Cheese

by Lindsey
Keywords: slow-cooker entree side pasta cheddar

Ingredients
  • 1 12 oz can evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 c skim milk
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 lb box elbow macaroni, cooked for five minutes in boiling, salted water
  • 1/2 c parmesan
  • 4 c cheddar, divided
Instructions
Spray the inside of your slow cooker with nonstick spray.
Whisk the milk, evaporated milk, eggs, butter and salt in the slow cooker.
Add 3 c of the cheddar, macaroni and pepper and stir to combine.
Sprinkle the top with parmesan.
Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes.
Switch to low for 1 1/2 hours.
Add the additional cup of cheddar and gently mix in or just let melt on top.


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18 comments:

  1. I like the parsley sprig! This recipe looks fantastic! I have never tried it in the slow cooker before! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend lady!

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  2. WOW!!! This mac & cheese looks absolutely delicious! I'm definitely going to try out your recipe. Thanks, Lindsey, and also for your nice comments:)

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  3. I guess it makes sense but I never considered making mac and cheese in the slow cooker. Why not-I'm going to give it a try!

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  4. Pinned this recipe to try later. Sounds delicious, I've never tried it in a slow cooker!

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  5. Mmmm your Mac and cheese looks delicious! I've never made it in a slow cooker, but I will have to try it sometime because it sounds great!

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  6. Yum-o! I love it! I found your cute blog on What Cha Whipped up!

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  7. Wow. This looks delicious. I will plan to try this soon! Saw your post over @ Someday Crafts. Please visit me sometime @ www.crosson5.blogspot.com

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  8. Looks SO good...my girls and I will be making this for dinner tomorrow night!

    A new follower,
    Julie
    http://www.thevintagebarnhome.com

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  9. I love a good Mac and Cheese, but have to be honest and say I never thought of making it in the crock pot! Hmmmm.....I think I will have to give this a try. By the way - love the parsley!

    Thank you for linking up to the In and Out of the kitchen party! I look forward to seeing what you bring next week. All of the goodies on your sidebar are fantastic!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

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  10. I love all crock pot cooking! I did not know you could do Mac-N-Cheese however. I am going to try this soon. I would love to have you share it at my party, the Rock 'N Share going on now.

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  11. Looks good! Thanks for sharing, new follower from the hop. please stop over when you can.

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  12. Yummm.... tasty! I never thought you could make mac n' cheese in a slow cooker- you are very clever- nice job!

    Thank you for sharing with the rest of us! Always great to see creative minds at work. :)

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  13. I thought the parsley looked great!! I've made baked mac and cheese and stovetop, but never crockpot style, I love this idea, especially not having to make the roux (I'm lazy :) I would've thought the milk products might separate or something? Yours looks fantastic, I'm absolutely trying this!! Thanks so much for linking at Printabelle!

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  14. Lindsey,
    I found your post on Weekend Re-treat. I've never made homemade mac and cheese but I'd love to may your recipe.
    Annamaria

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  15. Lindsey,

    This looks awesome! I just pinned it to try later.

    Would love to have you come link up at our link party @
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  16. Hello there! This pretty post will be featured on Whimsy Wednesday at Smart School House today. We are always so honored to have you with us (I know a good partier when I see one!). The new party and your fabulous feature will start this afternoon!

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