Sunday, October 3, 2010

Crockpot Mac and Cheese Italian Style



Crockpot mac and cheese......so easy 1,2,3

Ingredients:
8 ounces elbow macaroni or spirals (as shown), cooked and drained...you can use dry pasta but will have to add enough milk to cover pasta so you can't see it in the crockpot. Either way this works, have tried both and they both come out great!
1 (12 ounces) can evaporated milk or half and half
1-1/2 cups milk
2 eggs
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 can cheddar cheese soup
4 tablespoons of cream cheese
4 tablespoons of butter
4 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp parsley

*1/2 cup Italian flavored bread crumbs mix in 2 tablespoons melted butter for topping

Preparation:Place the cooked macaroni in a slow cooker that has been coated with nonstick vegetable spray. Add the evaporated milk, soup, eggs, add cheeses. Mix well. Sprinkle 1/4 cup bread crumb topping, then cover and cook on the Low setting for 5 to 6 hours, or until the mixture is firm and golden around the edges. Do not remove the cover or stir until before macaroni has finished cooking.

19 comments:

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

What an interesting way to make Mac & Cheese. I was just thinking that I should use my crockpot more often; I'll have to try this recipe!

ValleyWriter said...

I've made a similar recipe, but didn't cook the macaroni before adding it to the crockpot. It makes it so easy!

Deborah Dowd said...

This is really a unique way to make mac and cheese! I am going to have to give it a try!

Kate said...

And, the best part is your oven is open for other things! Great idea!!! Thanks Claudia :-) Kate @kateiscooking

Trix said...

I love mac n cheese - I had no idea it could be done in a crockpot, you clever girl!

Spicie Foodie said...

I love your time saving way of cooking this. The recipe is going on my list to try. I am so bad when it comes to making M&C from scratch :)

Merut said...

This is an amazing idea! Perfect for winter after freezing in the cruddy office all day to come home to delicious homemade ready mac-n-cheese. I love your picture too.

Mother Rimmy said...

I told my sister-in-law I would make mac and cheese for my nephew's first birthday. This looks like a real people pleaser! Thanks for the recipe. :)

Drick said...

well, I have never done this one - what a great idea... easy way esp with not precooking the pasta

alison said...

gorgeous picture,claudia,and such a interesting your mac and cheese,love it

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious never added cream cheese

Erin @ EKat's Kitchen said...

YUM! Mac n Cheese is my favorite! All time favorite. Will have to try the crockpot version sometime!!

Erin

Claudia said...

So delicious - am imagining coming home to this and then I realize - I don't have to imagine - I could just do it! Perfect fall fare.

Brie: Le Grand Fromage said...

yum! mac & cheese in an even easier way. looks delicious!

Eva said...

That looks absolutely heavenly! The crust sounds amazing, will definitely be making this soon!!

Foodessa said...

Everytime I see a crock pot recipe...I have a terrible itch...can't wait to have this appliance on my counter. The one I bought went straight back to the store.

Love this recipe...it's B.marked for sure. Thanks for the tip on the pasta...makes sense.

Ciao for now,
Claudia

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

Thank you Claudia, for a fantastic idea! I cook mac n cheese all the time and I use a slow cooker all the time, but I never did mac n cheese IN the slowcooker! DUH!!! My family thanks you, in advance - I am so going to do this! No turning on the oven - YAY!!!

sassy spicy said...

I made this for my family and they absolutely loved it! I shared it with my facebook friends and everyone agrees this recipe rocks! thanks for sharing :)

João Silva said...

Great Recepie...congratulations, I will tested!!!

:-)

João Silva