Easy Crock-Pot Mac & Cheese

What is the one thing not to do when making homemade Mac & Cheese?

When you have a group of children eating, it is always a good idea to serve Macaroni and Cheese.  When my kids were little, homemade Mac & Cheese was a staple.  My kids are now teenagers, and they still love Mac & Cheese.  They truly get excited when they find out my slow cooker is full of their favorite creamy, delicious food.  Try using your crock-pot when fixing Mac & Cheese.  I have used several types of pasta when cooking crock-pot Mac & Cheese.  You will see two different kinds below.  My kids say their favorite is macaroni noodles.   Making Mac & Cheese is so easy to do and extremely delicious and creamy.  The secret and the one thing not to do when you are cooking homemade Mac & Cheese in the oven or cooking it in the slow cooker is not to dry it out by cooking it to long.  Mac & Cheese is supposed to be creamy and cheesy.  Do not let it cook until it is completely set and hard.   Creamy Cheesy Mac & Cheese is probably the ultimate comfort food.

Comfort food reminds me of how my comfort comes from the Lord.  So many times in my life, I have had to Trust God that He was going to work everything out.   I have a son who has had 17 brain surgeries including months and months of hospital stays and seizures.  I have had a gun pointed to my head during a fast food robbery.  I have moved due to my husband’s job seven times.  My husband and I adopted two children with Reactive Attachment Disorder and many other issues.  My list could go on and on.  I am sure you too have had many difficult times in your life.  When life gets difficult, we have to find comfort and peace in God.   I know God has worked every one of my difficult times out.   I pray that He will comfort you too.  

Slow Cooker Mac & Cheese  http://recipesforourdailybread.com/2012/11/13/crock-pot-mac-and-cheese-recipe/

Crock-Pot Mac & Cheese http://recipesforourdailybread.com/2012/11/13/crock-pot-mac-and-cheese-recipe/

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CROCK-POT CREAMY MACARONI AND CHEESE –  adapted from Fix-It and Forget-It Recipes for Entertaining cookbook.  I added salt, pepper, granulated garlic, and dry mustard.

Crock-Pot Mac & Cheese Recipe

Crock-Pot Mac & Cheese Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dry macaroni - this is about 4 cups dry (I used penne pasta because it is what I had on hand. I normally use macaroni noodles.)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 12 ounce can evaporated milk
  • 10 3/4 ounce can cheddar cheese soup
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups grated Gruyère cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt, pepper, granulated garlic, and dry mustard

Instructions

  1. Cook the macaroni until al dente (this works better than fully cooking it). Mix the macaroni with all the ingredients except for 2 cups of shredded cheese for the top. Place the macaroni and other ingredients into a crock-pot that has been sprayed with a cooking spray.
  2. Add the other 2 cups of shredded cheese to the top.
  3. Cook on low 2 to 2-1/2 hours. Once it is heated thoroughly and bubbling around the edges, turn the crock-pot to warm until ready to serve. Do not over cook it! You want it to be creamy.
  4. I used a 5 quart crock-pot. I had plenty of room to double or triple this recipe.
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If you are looking for a kicked up or fancier version of Mac & Cheese, check out David’s Ultimate Mac & Cheese from QVC.   His recipe is on my blog.

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  • dianeroark August 14, 2014, 8:10 PM

    Starla,

    Thanks you truly for stopping by, leaving me a comment, and pinning my Easy Crock-Pot Mac & Cheese.

    Blessings,
    Diane Roark

  • Starla J @ Pressing In and Pressing On August 14, 2014, 4:10 PM

    Oh this looks yummy! I’m pinning!
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  • Carrie Groneman August 12, 2014, 12:03 PM

    LOVE my crock pot! If we were invaded by enemies, they would find me by simply following my microwave and crock-pot cord. I would have to keep them plugged in, ya know! Thanks for another yummy comfort food. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

  • Joy @ Yesterfood August 12, 2014, 8:27 AM

    Diane, this looks wonderful! I have wanted a good crock pot mac n cheese recipe, and yours looks perfect. The crock pot is so versatile- good in any weather, and convenient! Thank you! Pinning and tweeting! :)
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  • Janine Huldie August 12, 2014, 7:40 AM

    Definitely need to try this as crock-pot weather will be here again before we know it and my girls love Mac & Cheese and would love to make this for them. Thanks so much Diane!! :)
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  • Marti November 15, 2012, 9:08 PM

    This looks awesome! I am going to try it. Thanks for sharing. :)

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