For quite a while last winter we would have "Slow Cooker Sundays." I would usually make the old favorites like Pot Roast, beef stew or BBQ pulled something or other. I just started using the crock pot again and loving it! I am always searching for new recipes and meals that my daughter will eat. I came across this really easy and delicious slow cooker Mac & Cheese in my Fix-it-and Forget-It cook book.
Lotsa Cheese Macaroni and Cheese
(makes 10 servings) Recommended to use 3.5 quart cooker
1 lb. uncooked macaroni
1lb. pasteurized prepared cheese product, cubed (I used Velveeta)
8 oz. extra-sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
4 cups milk
1 stick butter, cut into small chunks
1. Follow package instructions for preparing macaroni, but cook only half the amount of time called for. Drain. Pour cooked macaroni into slow cooker.
2. Add remaining ingredients on top of cooked macaroni.
3. Cover and cook on high 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
I found that 3 hours on high seemed to burn the edges a bit. You may want to cook for 1.5 hours on high and the remaining 1.5 hours on low and add a bit of time if needed.
This recipe is also a great starting point for a great meal. Add ham, broccoli, hot dogs or even lobster! The possibilities are endless.
I cooked it a few weeks ago and had the neighbor's 2 little girls over and one of them said to me "this macaroni and cheese is better than the kind in the box." I think that is the ultimate compliment from an 8 year old. I didn't know anything was better than Kraft Macaroni and Cheese!
Hope you give it a try and enjoy "Slow Cooker Sunday!"