Friday, October 10, 2014

Crockpot Mac and Cheese

   It was such a busy week lately for us , it was a doozy. There were crazy days , there were " did I just forget that" moments , an " oh my gosh I just did the laundry..what happened?? " moments and there were " I could really use a HUGE cup of coffee right now " moments. However in those moments , I still learned some valuable lessons, to breathe in and pause. A mental pause and a physical pause. Also, at the end of a busy tiring day, I am surrounded with love.

      So busy mommas, here' s an easy and budget friendly recipe for you. This is WAY better than the boxed mac n cheese .



Ingredients:

1 package ( 1 lb box) of Gemelli pasta or elbow macaroni
2 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
4 tbsp butter
1/2 cup sour cream
1 10.75 oz can of condensed cheddar cheese soup
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp black pepper


Directions:

I like to use a block of cheese and do the shredding on my own.. but a package of shredded cheese is also good.


Boil your pasta for only 6 minutes .. only for that amount of time because we don't want to overcook the pasta.


In a saucepan , mix the butter and the shredded cheese..


Mix in the cheddar cheese soup,

 

Spray your crock pot with non stick cooking spray , Combine the cheese mixture , sour cream , salt , milk, dry mustard and pepper.



 Add the pasta and stir it ... stir it like you mean it. Cook it on low for 2 - 2 1/2 hrs.
Stir it constantly, do not overcook.. nobody wants a mushy mac n cheese,


I promise you, it is way better than the boxed one.



Delicious , my family loves it , budget friendly ---> right up my alley.


Unlike the boxed mac and cheese , this recipe is not yucky the next day! It still tasted really good.   Serve with steamed peas and corn.


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1 comment:

  1. Seriously just made mac and cheese the other day. I've never tried it in the crock-pot. Pinning to my crock-pot recipe board. Thanks for sharing @DearCreatives party! Yum!

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