Friday, January 16, 2015

Crock Pot Mac and Cheese

Ingredients:
  • 16 ounces macaroni
  • 16 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, cubed
  • 16 ounces Colby cheese, cubed
  • 16 ounces Velveeta (cubed)
  • 1 stick of butter, cut into slices
  • 16 ounces milk
  • salt & pepper, to taste 
Directions:
  • Spray crockpot lightly with cooking spray. Layer 1/3 of the macaroni in bottom. Layer half of cheese, butter, salt & pepper. Repeat, ending with last 1/3 of macaroni on top. Pour milk over mixture.
Cook on low for about 4 hours and stir about mid-way.

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13 comments:

  1. I wish this recipe specified, "dry" or "cooked" macaroni. In some photos, it looks cooked, but I can't tell. My guess is it is NOT precooked, otherwise the pasta would be mush after 4 hours, but still..... I don't really know!

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    1. Did you try this with uncooked vs cooked? I want to make this for the weekend but I'm not sure which to use!

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    2. Just in looking at the picture, it looks cooked to me. What do you guys think?

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  2. I was wondering the same thing, cooked or not cooked. Picture looks cooked to me.

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  3. Just looked at all the pictures, the slow cooker is too full of macaroni for it not to be cooked, no room for expansion.

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  4. I think the pictures are "cooked" 16 oz of macaroni noodles shouldn't fill a crock pot to the brim. I think cooking the noodle prior to putting them in the crock pot for 4 hours defeats the purpose of crock pot cooking. I'll try it with noodles un-cooked.

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  5. Made this last night, I did the noodles uncooked. It came out pretty good.
    However I'm thinking next time I'll soak the noodles in water for 5min, not cooking them, just to soften them up a bit.

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  7. I thought I made a huge mistake by putting the uncooked macaroni in the crock pot this morning BUT it actually came out to be perfectly al dente in my opinion. This was a hit at my work for our thanksgiving potluck! I stirred it about every half hour for roughly 2 1/2 hours then put it on my warm setting.

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  8. I made this last night and it didn't turn out so well. I made it with the noodles uncooked at the beginning and I think that was the problem. Going to try it with the noodles cooked next time. This receipe is missing details.

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    1. Hi Brittany,
      Yes, you must cook the macaroni noodles before putting them into the crockpot. I cook my noodles for 6 minutes then drain them before following the rest of the recipe.

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  9. Made this for my kids' birthday party and it was a hit! Cooked the macaroni for only 3 minutes prior to putting in the crockpot, turned out perfect. Will definitely make again!

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  10. This is definitely my go to macaroni & cheese recipe. It is super easy to make and delicious. It makes a ton, so for our family of 4, I half the recipe. When cooking for a crowd, I make the entire recipe. I've even quartered the recipe before and it was still fantastic. I cook my macaroni for 6 minutes prior to putting in the crockpot, turns out perfect every single time.
    Definitely will continue to make again.

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