macaroni cheeseSometimes you want good ol' fashioned, plain and easy macaroni and cheese out of the box. But sometimes, especially on a drizzly, freezing winter night, you want something with a little more "oomph!" Something a little more comfort foody. Something like ... Crock-Pot mac 'n' cheese! OMG, yes, please.

And while you might think of slow cooker recipes as taking all day long, this mouthwatering one cooks up in 3 hours or less. Not too shabby!

Check it out ...

Crock-Pot Mac 'n' Cheese from HighHeelsandGrills.com

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted and cooled to room temp.
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 cups shredded Italian blend cheese
  • 1/2 pound elbow macaroni 
  • Black pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
 
Directions:
  1. Grease the inside of your slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. Combine milk, evaporated milk, butter, eggs, and salt in slow cooker and whisk until smooth.
  3. Add the Italian cheese and macaroni and sprinkle with pepper to taste -- stir gently to coat evenly.
  4. Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on top.
  5. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes.
  6. After 30 minutes, reduce the temperature to low and cook for 1.5-2 hours, until center does not jiggle and pasta is tender.
  7. Place this cheesy goodness in a bowl and eat like you've never eaten before.


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