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Slow-Cooker Mac and Cheese

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Tonight I was feeling like making the ultimate comfort food: Mac and cheese.....in the slow cooker.  This was absolute heaven.

CAUTION: Clearly this is not the greatest thing to be eating if you are watching your weight...unless you can tweak it a bit to make it less...well...fatty, cheesy, and greasy, while still maintaining the incredibly high deliciousness factor ;)

You will need the following ingredients:

- Olive oil or cooking spray, such as Pam
- 1 1/2 cups of milk
- 1- 12 oz can of evaporated milk
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter (or margarine), melted and cooled to room temperature
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 cups shredded Italian blend cheese -- I used the Kraft Italian blend.
- 1 pound of elbow macaroni, partially cooked (I boiled it for 5 minutes so it was just slightly tender, but not completely cooked)
- Black pepper, to your own taste
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese -- I actually used a blend of grated parmesan, romano and asiago.

Note*** You will need at least a 4 quart slow cooker; anything smaller and you will need to cut the recipe by half.
 
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Step 1: Prepare the Slow-Cooker

Grease the inside of the slow-cooker with the olive oil or cooking spray.

Step 3: Add the macaroni and cheese.

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Pour in your elbow macaroni and the Italian blend cheese.  Mix gently to combine.

Step 4: Cheese it up!

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Sprinkle the top of the mixture with the parmesan cheese.  I used a mixture of parmesan, asiago and romano cheeses.

Cook on HIGH for 30 minutes, then reduce to LOW for 2 to 2 1/2 hours until the sauce is set in the center and the pasta is tender.

Optional*** Fry some bread crumbs with butter or olive oil and sprinkle on top of the finished macaroni. I didn't do this step, but I might try it next time :)

Step 5: Woooohoo, it's done!!

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Indulge.  

This stuff makes amazing leftovers too.

Mmmm....Looking at this picture makes me want some right now!!
Making this today for a July 4th cook-out....I'll try to remember to come back and let you know how it came out :) I'm sure it will be perfect though!
sas977 (author)  halloweengirl803 years ago
That's awesome! I hope it turns out great for you :)...ahhhh! I want some now haha
l8nite3 years ago
AWESOME, another recipe for my slowcooker ! I never thought about doing macNcheese and the picture does make me want to go out and make some right now !
sas977 (author)  l8nite3 years ago
Do it!! It is cheese heaven :)