Prep 20 mins
Cook 4 hrs
I got this from a girl at work! It was very good and easy. Perfect for the busy weeknight! must try.
- 1 (16 ounce) package macaroni, any type
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 (14 ounce) can evaporated milk
- 1 1⁄2 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese (sharp is what she uses)
- 1⁄2 cup melted butter
- Cook macaroni until just barley tender, drain. Lightly grease crockpot. Toss with macaroni with oil and add to crockpot. Stir in remaining ingredience. Stir cover and cook 3-4 hours on low. DO NOT STIR while cooking. Enjoy!
This is very easy to prepare but I found it to be way too greasy in the end. I definitely think the amount of butter needs reduced by half and the oil to be omitted. My kids and I found it to be lacking in a depth of flavor - the addition of pepper is a must for us for sure - not a huge amount but enough to give it some more seasoning. You definitely need to spray your crockpot well before making and even then there were hot spots that were over-cooked even with it being in the crock for only a bit over 3 hours. Generally crockpots really vary in temperature so I suggest definitely watching this dish closely after 2.5 to 3 hours which makes it hard to cook while away at work. Made for Comfort Foods event 2/2011 for the Food Photos forum.
The family says 4 1/2 stars! The macaroni and cheese was very tasty and simple to prepare. The only complaint was we found it to be a bit greasy so when I make this again I am going to try and reduce the amount of oil to just 1 tsp and see if that works. Sometimes, I find cheese can be oily when melted, so it may very well have been oily due to the brand of cheese that I used which was Cracker Barrel "old" cheddar. Loved the crusty parts along the side of the dish too. Just a side note to any chefs making this recipe - It looks as if there is too much liquid when you put the recipe together, but don't panic, it works out in the end. I agree with the previous poster that it cooks quickly. Mine was done in about 2.5 hours also. Thanks so much Mandy, this is a keeper.
Very easy and delicious! I omitted oil completely and added 1 T dried mustard.