Sunday Slow Cooker Mac n' Cheese

Sunday Slow Cooker Mac n' Cheese

Slow down and enjoy your dinner with family on the weekend with easy macaroni and cheese recipes like this one. Sunday Slow Cooker Mac n' Cheese makes a wonderful family dinner or even when company's coming. Plus it's easy as can be.

Notes

Variations and add-ins: 1 cup diced squash, 1 cup broccoli, 1 cup mushrooms, 1 cup diced tomatoes, 1 cup julienned zucchini.


Substitutions for ham: cooked Italian sausage cooked, drained, rinsed and crumbled hamburger diced cooked chicken diced cooked turkey.

Cooking Time8 hr

Cooking MethodSlow Cooker

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked macaroni (or other pasta)
  • 1 cup cooked ham, diced (optional)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 medium tomato, diced (optional)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 1/2 cup Velveeta, cubed
  • 1 cup Cheddar/jack cheese shredded blend
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • pepper to taste
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • a little flour or arrowroot to thicken (optional)

Instructions

  1. Toss pasta in oil until coated and place in slow cooker.
     
  2. Add cheeses, onions, ham and tomato (if desired), spices, butter, milk and mix together thoroughly.
     
  3. Set on low and cook 6 to 8 hours or high for 3 to 4 hours.

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Delicious!!! Comments above are good - cooked pasta al dente and pasta wasn't "mushy." You could also substitute chicken for the ham which creates another delicious dish.

Looks good, well worth trying. Substitutions are a bit screwed up. Suggest you keep your proof reader away from the cooking wine till after working hours.

@dmjt2011, Please feel free to adjust the cooking time if you prefer your pasta slightly "al dente." Let us know how it turns out! --Editor of RecipeLion

i love this idea, but I have a question: does the pasta get mushy?? my mom used to call it schvat... nasty, like canned ravioli....

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