Slow-Cooker Homestyle Mac & Cheese

Slow-Cooker Mac & Cheese

 

Well, apparently today is National Cheese Day! Who knew? So in honor of that, here’s a recipe for slow-cooker mac & cheese that turned out great (according to the toughest critics ~ my kids!) Creamy & delicious. Awesome comfort food. And easy, easy, easy.

Inactive prep. time: 12 hours. Active prep. time: 20 minutes. Cost: Less than $10. Serves: 6 – 8.

To make slow-cooker mac & cheese, you’ll need:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cups of cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 1 16-ounce package elbow macaroni

To make slow-cooker mac & cheese, follow these directions:

  1. Add heavy cream and buttermilk to a medium-sized bowl, stir, & let sit out overnight (12 hours) at room temperature (roughly 74 degrees). The cream will thicken & be roughly the consistency of yogurt. That’s what you want. (If you aren’t going to use it right away, you can cover the bowl with plastic wrap & put it in the refrigerator for use later.)
  2. Coat slow-cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Add cream/buttermilk combination you just made overnight to the slow-cooker.
  4. Add salt & black pepper to the slow-cooker & stir.
  5. Add cheese to slow-cooker and stir.
  6. Cook macaroni according to the package directions, drain, then add to the slow-cooker and stir.
  7. Cover and cook on LOW for 2 hours or until cheese is melted.
  8. Enjoy!

Please keep in mind that cooking times may vary so the first time you make a recipe, keep an eye on the slow-cooker. You may need to adjust the amount of cooking time.

FYI ~ I made Buttermilk Biscuits to go along with the Mac & Cheese using this fabulous recipe.

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Slow-Cooker Homestyle Mac & Cheese”

  1. Donna McBroom-Theriot

    This looks absolutely fabulous! I actually have a whole cheese drawer in my refrigerator! Love cheese.

    1. Hi Donna! *waves*

      It really was delish! Let me know if you give it a try. I LOVE that you have a whole drawer dedicated to cheese! Have a great day, darlin.

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