Slow Cooker Mac & Cheese. The Ultimate Comfort Food.

For those that don't know me (is that anyone?) I am pretty into sports. When my teams don't do well, I don't do well...and that was today. Both teams blew it big time and both teams put me into a depression.  There was no other solution than to cook something that always makes me happy. Macaroni & Cheese has long been my favorite food & once again, thanks to Pinterest, I have been able to find a whole new selection of Macaroni & Cheese recipes.  Feeling a tad lazy on this Sunday evening, I decided on the crock pot recipe from Moms with Crock Pots.

Slow Cooked Mac & Cheese
Serves: 4
Cook time according to Moms: 3 hours & 45 minutes
Cook time according to Rachel: 4 hours (pretty good!)
How hard was this for Rachel to make? Easy!

8 ounces elbow noodles
2 tsp olive oil
1 cup evaporated milk                                            
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
4 tbsp butter, melted

*Note: For a healthier version use fat free milk & fat free cheese


Cook Macaroni based on package directions
Rinse & drain with hot water. Drain well.
Generously butter the sides & bottom of a large slow cooker. (Recommended 2 tbsp butter)

Combine macaroni with the remaining ingredients in the crock pot & blend well.  Cover the pot and cook on LOW for 21/2 - 3 1/2 hours. 
Stir once an hour. NOTE: The longer it cooks, the less creamier it becomes.  The above dish was cooked for 3 1/2 hours. Serve directly from the pot. Enjoy!

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