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Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

Slow Cooker Mac And Cheese Recipe - easy, cheesy, and delicous!  ;)

Honestly, with how busy our family has been lately…I don’t know what I would do if I hadn’t rediscovered my love of slow cooker recipes!  Nothing beats easy prep-work and a filling meal that everyone in the family will love.  😉

Mac and Cheese is a staple food in our house (our toddler can’t get enough) so when I found a recipe I could try in the crock pot, I was all for giving it a go!  With a few recipe modifications, including adding bread crumbs, cheddar cheese and using I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter® instead of butter, I found this recipe to be very easy and toddler approved!

Slow Cooker Mac And Cheese

Slow Cooker Mac And Cheese

Slow Cooker Mac And Cheese

Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

Adapted from A Whisk and a Prayer

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of of milk (I used whole since I think whole makes everything taste better 😉 )
  • 1 can of evaporated milk (12 oz.)
  • 1/4 cup of melted I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter®, cooled to room temp.
  • 3 eggs, lightly whisked
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 cups of shredded cheese (I used 2 cups of Italian blend and one cup of cheddar)
  • 1/2 pound of elbow mac, cooked for 5-7 minutes = tender but not fully cooked.
  • ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup of shaved Parmesan (the big thin flakes)
  • bread crumbs (optional)

Directions

  1. Grease inside of your slow cooker.
  2. Add milk, evaporated milk, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter®, eggs, and salt into slow cooker.  Mix them together.
  3. Add in shredded cheese, cooked pasta, and black pepper (to taste) and mix all together gently.
  4. Top with shaved Parmesan flakes (I saved a little bit to add later).
  5. Cover and back on HIGH for 30 mins.
  6. Reduce temp. to LOW and continue cooking for 2 to 2 1/2 hours (during the last 30 mins, I added the bread crumbs, I just eyed the amount) and bit more shaved Parmesan.  Be careful not to leave on too long since I found that the sides of my mac and cheese tend to burn easily.

Slow Cooker Mac And Cheese

Now I know some of you are wondering about my substitution of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter®, well I just wanted to give a quick share that they’ve had an awesome reformulation of its ingredients with zero artificial preservatives and contains more simple, recognizable ingredients.  With less calories and less saturated fats than butter, I figured I’d try it and haven’t been able to tell and difference in any cooking/baking recipes that I’ve made with it over the past few weeks.  Woohoo! Plus I’m a huge fan that it’s spreadable (no more ripping bread apart trying spread it on top!).

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    Kristen
    November 23, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Looks fantastic! What a great use of this product! I thought it was great too 🙂

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