My husband thought this tasted just like his mothers oven version on macaroni and cheese... I thought it was good but not outstanding, though it was similar to a microwave recipe I used to have. The sauce separated some on me and most of it disappeared into the noodles. Perhaps it didn't need a full 6 hours in the crockpot. What I dislike most about this type of crockpot recipe is having to cook the noodles, and then the sauce on the stovetop and then all the crockpot does is keep it warm for several hours.