Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

This Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese is super easy, creamy and comforting.

I love using my slow cooker and am always trying to find ways to take my traditional recipes and see if I can make them in the slow cooker. I tried a few with noodles such as my Baked Ziti. Which turned out fabulous by the way.  You don’t even have to cook those noodles. I love those recipes were you can just throw a few ingredients in and call it a day. Unfortunately while making mac and cheese I cant find a happy medium. That is, until now.  I have tested a few recipes where the noodles are not cooked. I put a bit more liquid in to accommodate, but they usually end up turning to mush and I don’t like mushy noodles in my Macaroni and Cheese.


I was watching Food Network and Trisha Yearwood was making a slow cooker Mac and Cheese. It looked cheesy and delicious. It got me thinking that maybe I could modify mine and make it less mushy. One of the things she did was cook her noodles before she put them in the slow cooker and that is what I did. I hope you like my version of slow cooker macaroni and cheese. I know my family did.

Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients:

8 ounces elbow macaroni

1/2 stick butter

1/2 cup flour

1 cup milk

3/4 cup half and half

6 ounces Velveeta

6 ounces smoked gouda grated

1 small can green chilies

1/2 cup grated Parmesan

 

 

 

Directions:

Spray your slow cooker with cooking spray. Cook macaroni until almost soft. Set a side. In a small sauce pan combine flour and butter. Make a paste and cook until lightly brown. add milk adn half and half.   Continue to stir with a whisk until smooth and both cheeses and green chilies. Combine cheese sauce and macaroni and place in slow cooker. Sprinkle top with Parmesan cheese over the top and cook in slow cooker for 2 hours.

Peace be with you,

Veronica