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Crock Pot Macaroni & Cheese

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Trust me when I tell you that this recipe is just as quick and easy as those little boxes of shells. And, you can actually identify all of the ingredients - SCORE!

Crock Pot Macaroni & Cheese
Cooking spray
2 cups skim milk
1 12 oz can evaporated milk
8 oz. cream cheese, cubed
1 tsp dry mustard powder
1 tsp onion powder (if desired)
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp salt
16 oz. cheddar cheese*, shredded
16 oz. uncooked elbow macaroni
  1. Spray the crock pot with cooking spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together milk, evaporated milk, mustard powder, onion powder, salt and pepper.
  3. Pour milk mixture into the crock pot. Add cheese and uncooked macaroni. Stir gently to mix.
  4. Turn crock pot on low and cook 2-3 hours, or until the macaroni is tender. Serve immediately.


Do not cook more than the recommended time, or it will dry out.

I prefer to use extra sharp cheddar cheese, but you be the judge as to what type of cheese your family prefers in this recipe.

Remember, 16 oz of cheese, shredded is more than 16 oz of shredded cheese (bagged)!

The recipe above is shown with whole wheat pasta. You could also "kick it up a notch" by using the new Hidden Veggie pasta. (And, yes, I know that I am totally dating myself by even entertaining the saying "kick it up a notch" - for my next trick, I will be "busting a move" - prepare yourself.)
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Anonymous said...

cool I really want to try this out!!!

RJ said...

I plan to try it on Sunday

Anonymous said...

I made this today and I'm not sure if I did something wrong because the consistency turned out a bit differently than the picture shows. When it was done in the crock pot, I transferred it to a baking dish, sprinkled some extra cheese on top and baked it at 350 for 10 minutes and it was wonderful

Donna Walkush said...

Anonymous, what consistency was yours before baking? I know that sometimes different crockpots heat at different temperatures, so I wonder if that perhaps had some effect? Glad to hear that you made the recipe work for you!

Anonymous said...

Can I half the recipe, far too big for one person, hate leftovers too? Thanks, Lynn

Donna Walkush said...

I don't see why not, Lynn! I haven't tried it, but if you half all of the ingredients then it should work out just fine because the liquid to dry ratio will still be the same. Note: 1/2 of the recipe will still probably leave leftovers for one person, so if you really want no leftovers, you might want to try to 1/4 the recipe.

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