By Marlene. on January 16, 2007
Photo by Breezytoo
Photo by Breezytoo
"This is a lighter version of macaroni and cheese with a creamy consistency. This could be made lower fat using light Velveeta. *Note* If you don't like it real thick, you can decrease the cooking time by an hour or so and it will be just as good, just not AS thick :)"
Serving Size: 1 (112 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"I was disappointed by this recipe. For one, I would hardly call it a crock pot recipe. Most of work is done on the stove in a separate pan - using the crock pot is just an after-thought. For two, it's really uninspiring. Does it takes like mac and cheese? Sure, but it's not the jaw-dropping, gotta-have-it kind. Plus as a busy mom, I don't think as being useful. I had to put in extra spices (like pepper) to give it any kind of taste. My kids liked it, but they even weren't excited by it. That should say it all."
"I made this for our Christmas potluck at work. I cooked the macaroni and mixed it all up the night before, then put in the crockpot in the morning at work and just left on the warm setting since I have a "hot" crockpot. I thought the taste was okay, but it was very sticky and clumped together by serving time. I think it was just too warm for too long. I may try this again at home when I can follow the directions more precisely. Thanks!"
"I made this for my kids birthday party and it was a hit. I tripled the recipe and added dry mustard, and black pepper. Mine only took two hours to cook. This was so quick and easy I could see making this for a reunion."
"Made this today for a cook out at work and everyone loved it. Thanks for a great recipe!"
"Very good and easy! I was fearful of adding the onions, but it gave it just a perfect, subtle taste. I only needed to cook mine 2 hours! I used skimmed evaporated milk and 2% velveeta and it worked great. I will definately make this again, probably add black pepper and perhaps dry mustard next time! Thanks for a keeper of a recipe!"
"No stars b/c veered off the recipe to make it "lighter". I used high fiber pasta, low fat velveeta, & light soy milk to make this and it would probably be unfair to rate it low given my changes. That said: it was horrible! Tasteless, dry, sticky & inedible. I never throw away food and I tossed 7 of the 8 cups that this recipe made. Someday maybe I'll try again with the "real" ingredients - but a warning to those who try to cut fat & calories: sometimes it just won't work. YUCK!"
"Yummy! As others I was hesitant about velveeta but this turned out very tasty. I followed the recipe exactly but did take the suggestion of adding some cheddar; I added it at the last 10 minutes. My cooking time was only 2 hours. I would recommend spraying the crockpot more than lightly as mine was sticking and getting a little brown on the sides of crock pot. I was out of batteries for the digital camera, otherwise I would have taken a photo. NEXT time though, there will be a next time. Thanks for the comfy recipe."
"This was very good. I'm not a big fan of Velveeta, but I added some shredded cheddar in the last half hour of the crock pot. Very yummy!"
"This turned out perfect! I used shell pasta and light velveeta cheese and the result was pure comfort food. I normally am not a big fan of Velveeta, but it was delicious made this way. My kids also loved it so I'm sure I will make again. Thanks for posting."
"Very tasty and easy with ingredients on hand. Only thing I did different wast use half a small onion in place of the minced because we love onions. Creamy and had no problem with it being too thick just right will make again."
"Wow, that was amazing! It was so delicious, and I can't wait to serve it to my family again. It is so creamy and delicious."
"This was really good and had a nice creamy texture and a great taste, but it was really, really thick. I don't know if we used too much Velveeta, as we did add extra cheese, so maybe that was us. But we will definitely make this again! Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!"
"I thought this was absolutely fantastic! I made it as directed, leaving out the onion flakes (which I would have loved, but was cooking for some picky people) and using 2% velveeta. This was declared the best mac and cheese by everyone who was eating!"
"This was really creamy, but also very bland. It stands as a good base for modifications, but on it's own, I found it a little less than flavourful."
"What a gem! This was so easy to put together, had all ingredients in the cupboard, and the taste was heavenly! I was on my way to a memorial service, and decided to put this in the Crockpot before I left. When we returned, presto! Comfort food at it's best! Thank you, Breezytoo, for such a soul, comforting meal. I added homemade bread, tossed salad, and we were all set!"