Deliciously Creamy & Super Easy Too…
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I’ve been searching for the perfect slow cooker mac & cheese recipe for a while now. To me…for the crockpot that means:
- Decently healthy
I don’t always make it on the third one but I try. And honestly my theory there is even when I use canned cream of “something” or a packet for seasoning…it still comes from home, it’s a heck of a lot healthier than take out and it can always be modified later for completely “from scratch” ingredients”.
This one works for #1 & #2 and depending on your personal opinion…partially #3.
Slow Cooker Mac & Cheese Step-by-Step
Skillet Boiling the Pasta…
I don’t boil pasta like most people. I am not sure where I even saw this method. I’m pretty sure it was someplace in a cooking video on YouTube but I’ve no idea which one.
It’s very easy and a super time saver.
- Spray, oil or butter your skillet
- Add the pasta
- Cover with hot tap water ’til just covering the pasta
- Cover and cook on high for about 5 minutes
Your pasta doesn’t need to be done or even al dente’…for using it in a slow cooker recipe it just needs to be a little soft. Sorta at the really gross stage if you taste it ;)
There are no other tricks to this recipe. This is a super simple, warm…creamy…gooey slow cooker mac & cheese. You can add cooked meats and veggies too! Then you’ve got an easy one-pot meal :)
Give it a shot and let us know if you like it.
Slow Cooker Mac & Cheese Instructions
Gather your ingredients…
Toss everything in the crock pot.
Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.
Delicious, creamy comfort food!
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- 1 pound pasta
- 1 cups milk
- 1 can cream of "something" soup
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 block cream cheese
- 3 cups shredded cheeses
Spray, oil or butter the slow cooker insert.
Skillet boil the pasta for 5 minutes (see instructions below).
Toss everything the in the crockpot.
Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours; high for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
Spray, oil or butter your skillet
Add the pasta
Cover with hot tap water ’til just covering the pasta
Cover and cook on high for about 5 minutes