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Rich and Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
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Rich and Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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This is a great way to make America's most popular comfort food. The dish turns out cheesy, rich and creamy. —Jennifer Babcock, Chicopee, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 package (16 ounces) process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded white cheddar cheese
  • 1-3/4 cups whole milk
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 388 calories, 28 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 122 mg cholesterol, 652 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 17 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions for al dente; drain. Transfer to a greased 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  2. Cook, covered, on low 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until a thermometer reads at least 160°, stirring once. Yield: 16 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Creamy Macaroni and Cheese in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2009, p82

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 388 calories, 28 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 122 mg cholesterol, 652 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 17 g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 28, 2015

"This was excellent! I actually doubled the recipe, and put it all in one crockpot. It barely fit, so I would probably just divide it into two crockpots next time. Since it was so full, I started it on high for a couple hours, then finished it on low for a couple more hours, stirring every hour or so and checking the temperature to make sure it got to 160. Everyone loved it. Will definitely make this one again."

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Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

"This was honestly just plain gross. There's nowhere near enough actual cheese and entirely too much velveeta. As a result, the whole thing tasted like american cheese goo with macaroni in it. Won't be making this again."

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Reviewed Dec. 20, 2014

"Hands down best macaroni and cheese I have ever tasted. I had to bring the Macaroni and Cheese to a company Christmas potluck and I wanted one I could make in the crock pot. So I began searching Google for recipes and I tried making one and it tasted okay but the consistency was not good. So I found this one and decided to give it a try, it was so easy to make and I threw it all together in the morning, put it in the fridge (before cooking it) for a couple of hours and then I took it out and brought it to work with me. Plugged the crock pot it, set it to Low for 3 hours and all of my co-workers raved about how fantastic it was and I brought home a very small portion to my husband because that was all that was left and he LOVED it and he is picky when it comes to Macaroni and Cheese!! I will be making this dish for every pot luck from here on out and I will be making it for me and hubby to enjoy on a regular basis!!"

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Reviewed Dec. 15, 2014

"Question: If I wanted to make this for about 3 people (me, my husband, and me for leftovers), what sort of reductions/alterations do you suggest?"

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Reviewed Dec. 6, 2014

"This is hands down my family's favorite mac & cheese. I use 2 1/2 cups elbow mac, Velveeta shreds and medium cheddar as the white cheddar has a sharp, unpleasant taste. I stir it about half way through, adding a 5 oz can of evaporated milk. Otherwise, it's pretty thick and kind of gloppy. Super flavor and really easy. Feeds a lot of people so it's perfect for holidays & reunions."

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