March 10, 2012

Slow Cooker Showcase: Macaroni and Cheese

Each Thursday during the Fall and Winter The Centsible Family will showcase a slow cooker (crock-pot) recipe that one of the Mavens of Money have tried and tasted. By sharing we hope you will be able to save a little time during the week as we all know saving time is just as valuable as saving money. And you will be able to enjoy a hot meal at the end of your day.

This week’s recipe is Macaroni and Cheese by Mackenzie at The Centsible Family that is a perfect family classic to serve. Prep time should be about 15 minutes and will cook for four hours on low and yield about 8 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 10 ounce (2 1/4 cups) dry whole wheat elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella/swiss cheese
  • 8 ounces American cheese, thinly sliced and roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 12 ounce can evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs

Directions:

  1. Coat inside of slow cooker bowl with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Combine macaroni, cheeses, milk and evaporated milk in slow cooker bowl; stir well and cover; cook on LOW for 4 hours.
  3. When there is 30 minutes cook time remaining, stir in Worcestershire, salt and pepper.
  4. Melt butter in a small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in bread crumbs and cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes or until toasted and golden. Sprinkle over Mac & Cheese and serve immediately.

Notes:

I modified this recipe from Family Circle as I didn’t have everything they listed AND my slow cooker cooked faster then their 3 hours for High. I recommend only cooking on low because it WILL burn if cooked too much.

If mac and cheese is your comfort food then make sure to try my Weight Watcher's Pressure Cooker Macaroni and Cheese Recipe! It's so creamy and so delicious.

Weight Watcher’s Pressure Cooker Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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Amee

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