Ultimate Crock Pot Mac & Cheese

Are you ready for the Ultimate Mac & Cheese recipe?

It seems like I am constantly trying to find a good Mac & Cheese recipe- mine always comes out blah!
Well, THANK YOU Pinterest!  Do you LOVE Pinterest as much as I do?
I found a mac & cheese recipe on there, and of course, put my own little spin on it and now I have a mac & cheese that is fantastic!
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A Whisk and A Prayer shared her magazine recipe Slow Baked Mac & Cheese.  It looked really good so I decided to give it a try with a few little tweaks that I’ve learned.
Ingredients:
1 1/2 Cups Milk
1 12oz can of Evaporated Milk
1/2 Stick of butter or margarine
3 eggs
1 16oz block of cheese shredded (I used 1/2 block of White Cheddar and 1/2 block of Colby Jack)
Dash of Salt
Dash of Pepper
1 Box of Penne Noodles (or whatever you have on hand)

Ultimate Mac & Cheese:

Cook your noodles on the stove till just barely done.  You want them al dente because they will finish cooking in the crock pot.
Grease the bottom of your crock pot with butter or olive oil.
Pour in Milk, Evaporated Milk, Butter, and Eggs- Mix Well.
Mix in your shredded cheese.
**Tip: I read somewhere that if you shred a block of cheese your Mac & Cheese will have more flavor because when the grocery manufacturer shreds the cheese there is a waxy coating that is on the shredded cheese- so it’s better to shred it yourself.  This was the first time trying that trick and it really did add some extra cheesy flavor!
Add in your noodles and stir.
Finally, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Cook on low for about 2 1/2 hours.
Now this is very important:
When your Mac & Cheese looks nice and gooey like this
Turn Your Crock Pot OFF!
 
I found out the hard way that if you turn the crock pot to warm it still cooks and you wind up with more crumbly style Mac & Cheese.

Comments

  1. OH YUM!!!!

  2. Deanna Schultz says:

    Can’t wait to try this. My mac and cheese is usually bland also. Doyou cook the noodles ahead of time or add them dry and they cook in the crock pot? Thanks!

    • Deanna@onestepwoman.net says:

      Okay…read the post again! I will give this a try and cook the noodles ahead of time.

  3. shabbygals says:

    This looks delish!! makes me and happy and hopefully the kids!

  4. Ooo, does this ever look yummy!! I want some right now!!

  5. This looks amazing!! I am a new follower from the blog hop! Happy to have found you and read along

  6. Mmm never thought of using evaporated milk for this!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

  7. Lisa @ Flour Me With Love says:

    This looks amazing! I’d love for you to share this at Mix it up Monday:

    http://www.flourmewithlove.com/2012/05/mix-it-up-monday_20.html

    I hope to see you soon :)

  8. This sounds amazing!

  9. twelve-O-eight says:

    My kiddos love mac and cheese, and I love using my crock pot. Looks like a match to me! Now following you :) Tanya

    http://twelveoeight.blogspot.com/

  10. Pam Fields says:

    That looks amazing! Will be giving that a try. :) Pinned it to my Foodie board.

  11. The Better Baker says:

    Fabulous – looks ooey gooey creamy cheesey. That’s a tough combo to beat! Congrats on being #1 feature at Mix it up Monday. Hurrah for you!!

  12. Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    Ok. It’s officially on my to-make list!! Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  13. Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    So yummy I had to feature you <3 Thanks for linking up!
    http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2012/05/wildly-original-features-2-new-party.html
    <3 Christina

  14. Hi there. The current Food on Friday is all about pasta and noodles! So it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.

  15. Kelley Wilson says:

    Hey just wanted to let you know you inspired me and made sure you got the credit! Check out my version http://bit.ly/189CAOg

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