We all love macaroni and cheese, and we all know that there’s nothing better than a homemade version of the cheesy, creamy pasta. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have time to make it from scratch whenever we get a craving, and more often than not, we only get to enjoy our mac ‘n’ cheese when we’re so rushed we have to turn to that popular blue box.
Thank goodness, there’s a better way, and it involves our favorite kitchen appliance: the slow cooker! Yes, today we’re making macaroni and cheese in our slow cooker, and you can, too. It couldn’t be easier or more delicious, so watch, and watch your weeknight dinners get SO much easier.
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SLOW COOKER MAC & CHEESE
1lb(16oz) elbow macaroni
2 cups whole milk
1 (12oz) can evaporated milk
½ tsp salt or more to taste
2 Tbsp butter
3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2. Cook on the lowest setting for about 1 ½2 hours.
3. Cook until the pasta is al dente. Stir after 30 minutes and check the macaroni after 1 ¼ hours.
Slow cookers vary so the time it takes for your crockpot to cook the macaroni might be different. The first time we made this, we were using an older crockpot that only had a knob to turn to either high or low. Even on low, the crockpot got way too hot and the milk curdled and the macaroni became mushy. When we switched to a new crockpot with multiple settings and cooked it on the lowest, stirring after 30 minutes and checking on it periodically, we avoided both pitfalls and ended up with creamy, cheesy macaroni!