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Old 02-23-2011, 02:55 PM
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Default Crockpot Mac & Cheese Recipe

Ingredients:

16 oz elbow macaroni (I prefer whole-wheat but any kind works)
4 cups shredded colby/jack cheese
4 cups diced Velveeta
2 cans evaporated milk
3 cups milk
4 eggs (optional)
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp ground mustard powder (optional)
1 tsp white pepper

Mix milks, seasonings and eggs in a large mixing bowl (note: using the eggs will make the final product more custard-like, without the eggs, it will be more creamy)

Stir in the cheeses and uncooked macaroni.

Spray the crock of a large-size slow-cooker with vegetable spray. Put macaroni mixture into the crock and cook on low for 5 hours, or on high for 2 -1/2 to 3 hours. Stir occasionally.

During the last hour of cooking, to make a one-dish meal, I stir in browned ground beef or turkey, diced ham, cooked keilbassa or smoked sausage and/or some drained diced canned tomatoes, cooked green beans, broccoli florettes, mixed veges, green chilis - the possibilities are endless

Enjoy!
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Old 02-23-2011, 05:18 PM
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Ingredients:

16 oz elbow macaroni (I prefer whole-wheat but any kind works)
4 cups shredded colby/jack cheese
4 cups diced Velveeta
2 cans evaporated milk
3 cups milk
4 eggs (optional)
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp ground mustard powder (optional)
1 tsp white pepper

Mix milks, seasonings and eggs in a large mixing bowl (note: using the eggs will make the final product more custard-like, without the eggs, it will be more creamy)

Stir in the cheeses and uncooked macaroni.

Spray the crock of a large-size slow-cooker with vegetable spray. Put macaroni mixture into the crock and cook on low for 5 hours, or on high for 2 -1/2 to 3 hours. Stir occasionally.

During the last hour of cooking, to make a one-dish meal, I stir in browned ground beef or turkey, diced ham, cooked keilbassa or smoked sausage and/or some drained diced canned tomatoes, cooked green beans, broccoli florettes, mixed veges, green chilis - the possibilities are endless

Enjoy!
thank you! thank you! thank you!!!!!
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Old 02-23-2011, 05:27 PM
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Ingredients:

16 oz elbow macaroni (I prefer whole-wheat but any kind works)
4 cups shredded colby/jack cheese
4 cups diced Velveeta
2 cans evaporated milk
3 cups milk
4 eggs (optional)
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp ground mustard powder (optional)
1 tsp white pepper

Mix milks, seasonings and eggs in a large mixing bowl (note: using the eggs will make the final product more custard-like, without the eggs, it will be more creamy)

Stir in the cheeses and uncooked macaroni.

Spray the crock of a large-size slow-cooker with vegetable spray. Put macaroni mixture into the crock and cook on low for 5 hours, or on high for 2 -1/2 to 3 hours. Stir occasionally.

During the last hour of cooking, to make a one-dish meal, I stir in browned ground beef or turkey, diced ham, cooked keilbassa or smoked sausage and/or some drained diced canned tomatoes, cooked green beans, broccoli florettes, mixed veges, green chilis - the possibilities are endless

Enjoy!
i dont like meat or cheese, but I think the DCK might love this.;...sounds right up their alley
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:22 PM
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now I need to try this too, great now i need cheese.
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:43 PM
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Ingredients:

16 oz elbow macaroni (I prefer whole-wheat but any kind works)
4 cups shredded colby/jack cheese
4 cups diced Velveeta
2 cans evaporated milk
3 cups milk
4 eggs (optional)
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp ground mustard powder (optional)
1 tsp white pepper

Mix milks, seasonings and eggs in a large mixing bowl (note: using the eggs will make the final product more custard-like, without the eggs, it will be more creamy)

Stir in the cheeses and uncooked macaroni.

Spray the crock of a large-size slow-cooker with vegetable spray. Put macaroni mixture into the crock and cook on low for 5 hours, or on high for 2 -1/2 to 3 hours. Stir occasionally.

During the last hour of cooking, to make a one-dish meal, I stir in browned ground beef or turkey, diced ham, cooked keilbassa or smoked sausage and/or some drained diced canned tomatoes, cooked green beans, broccoli florettes, mixed veges, green chilis - the possibilities are endless

Enjoy!
That sounds so yummy!! Looks like we'll be having that for lunch tomorrow with some ground turkey and diced tomatoes and then a side of fruit. YUMMM
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:39 AM
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I made this on Monday and it was so delicious. My silly dcks and even my own were like, ewwww.... Much too used to boxed Annie's! But DH and I gobbled it all up!

I would like to find a substitute for the Velvetta tho as we don't usually use highly processed food in our house.
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i dont like meat or cheese, but I think the DCK might love this.;...sounds right up their alley
OMG!! LOL! Really, you don't like cheese?! My world would crumble without cheese.....
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Old 03-11-2011, 12:23 PM
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I bet you could substitute pureed squash or cauliflower for the eggs...i do this with my normal recipe and add it to it...it makes it seem super cheesy...
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:31 AM
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Hi Pammie. Thanks for this lovely recipe. I've been searching for a easy to do mac and cheese that the kids will love. I think this recipes is a hit. Thanks.
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