Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 hrs
- 1⁄2 lb uncooked macaroni (I used a 1/2 bag of Trader Joe's Brown Rice fusilli) or 1⁄2 lb hearty pasta (I used a 1/2 bag of Trader Joe's Brown Rice fusilli)
- 4 cups milk (I used skim cow's)
- 1 egg (Alison's recipe calls for 2. I only had one in the house because we had company over the weekend and)
- 4 cups shredded cheese (I used all cheddar)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried mustard
- 6 slices bacon (optional)
- Spray crock well with cooking spray. In a mixing bowl, whip egg and milk together. Stir in spices.
- Add cheese and noodles, and stir well to combine. Pour the mixture into the crock pot.
- It will be very liquidy.
- Cover and cook on low for 2-5 hours, or on high for 1-3. The cooking time will vary depending on what size crockpot you are using, and how quickly it heats and cooks. I was quite surprised at how quickly our pasta got fork-tender.
Soooo easy all in one mix...the way I like it.<br/>The end product was very tasty. Will <br/>make this my Mac and Cheese recipe <br/>from now on.
Made for Fall 09 PAC exactly per the recipe as given. This is really a great recipe for those busy days. The only thing I will do differently is add more cheese, or maybe even a sharp cheddar as we like a cheesier flavor. I am adding this to my potluck cookbook as well as it would be a great dish for occassions when kids are around.