Here in the South, we love our Mac & Cheese. You really can’t go to a Pot Luck or family get together and not have at least one type of mac & cheese there. It is a true Southern staple.
We have a family recipe that I love but I came across a Southern style slow cooker mac & cheese recipe that I tried and fell in love with. I saw this on Trisha Yearwood’s cooking show and it it so much simpler to make.
My fiancé actually prefers this recipe over my “family recipe”. I love that I can just throw everything together in the slow cooker and just forget about it for a couple of hours. This recipe serves 10 so if you are just feeding a family of four, you will have plenty of left overs.
Here is what you will need:
- cooking spray
- 10 ounces macaroni, cooked. ( I use a little less than a 16oz. box of macaroni)
- 12 ounce can evaporated milk
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 eggs, beaten
- dash of pepper
- two 8 ounce bricks of sharp cheddar cheese, grated
- Paprika, to taste
- Spray slow cooker with cooking spray ( you could also use slow cooker liners).
- Mix the cooled macaroni, evaporated milk, milk, butter, salt, pepper, eggs and all but 1/2 cup of the grated cheese.
- Sprinkle the reserved cheese over the top of the mixture and then sprinkle with paprika.
- Cover and cook on low heat for 3 hours and 15 minutes.
That is all there is to it. This is a favorite in my house and I hope your family loves it just as much as mine does.