Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

Total Time:
3 hr 25 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
3 hr 15 min

Yield:
12 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Cooking spray
  • 8 ounces cooked elbow macaroni
  • One 12-ounce can evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick ) of butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • Two 10-ounce bricks sharp Cheddar cheese, grated (about 5 cups)
  • Dash of paprika
Directions

In a large 4-quart slow cooker sprayed with cooking spray, mix the macaroni, evaporated milk, milk, butter, salt, pepper, eggs and all but 1/2 cup of the grated cheese. Sprinkle the reserved cheese over the top of the mixture and then sprinkle with paprika. Cover and cook on low heat for 3 hours and 15 minutes. Turn off the slow cooker, stir the mixture and serve hot.

Cook's Note: If you don't have a slow cooker, grease a 9-by-13-by-2-inch pan with butter, add the mixture and bake at 350 degrees F for 50 minutes.


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After reading previous comments I stirred the mix about 1 hour in.  I think if I had stopped the cooking right then it would have been fine.  However another hour in I checked it again and the cheese had gone too far.  When cheese is overheated it becomes grainy and clumpy.  I didn't let it cook any more thankfully so it didn't burn and it's edible.  Overall too much fuss for a slow cooker recipe.  I'll try Alton Brown's stovetop version next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I, too, had clumpy non-creamy results. The cheese ratio doesn't bother me all that much, but yes.. it's greasy clumpy cheese noodles. I've made it twice now and both times, going to the full cook time and cutting it shorter, I've ended up with a thick layer of burned macaroni stuck to the bottom of the crock pot - while using non-stick spray. Overall, I'm not impressed with this recipe. My boyfriend says it's awesome, my daughter doesn't like it and I only like it when I feel like eating incredibly unhealthy food to soothe emotional issues. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Way to much cheese and not enough macaroni. If I ever made it again, I would use half as much cheese and twice as much macaroni. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was downright disgusting. The mac to cheese ratio should have caught my eye to start with. DON'T MAKE IT!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This should be called cheese n mac instead of mac n cheese. I was disappointed with this dish. It was not creamy and lacked flavor. I would not make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this 3 to 4 times a month. It's so good and easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didnt like this at all. II came out grainy,curdled and the cheese was a lil greasy too. (I used Cracker Brarrel cheese). i remember making mac and cheese with evaporated milk before and I didn't lke that recipe either for the same reason it reminded me of box mac and cheese. blech! so no more recipes that use evaporated milk and I'll use ones that use a roux. (imade one with a Roux before and it came out good.) I wouldn't consider myself a terrible cook. I carefully follow recipes to a "T". item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this recipe many times and it's delicious, my whole family from young to old love it and ask me to make it all the time. I am really confused by the bad reviews and I feel those that say it wasn't creamy must be doing something incorrect. i have found I prefer to use the alternate oven instructions and it's perfect every time! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was good and had flavor..I used 16oz of pasta and mixed the cheeses a bit...Kids loved it and will be having again item not reviewed by moderator and published
This came out completely curdled, with a very grainy texture. To be fair, this happened with the last slow cooker mac and cheese recipe I tried as well. The other recipe was very different (no eggs, more evaporates milk) but same texture. I'm not an amateur cook and I'm usually pretty good at figuring out the issue and fixing it but I'm totally stumped! Any suggestions? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Did you use freshly grated cheese? item not reviewed by moderator and published

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