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Day 4 of Eating at Home– Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese

First I feel like I should say….. If you are on a diet or watching what you are eating or any of that, this is NOT the recipe for you. This is filled with butter and cheese and pasta. Big No No’s when trying to eat healthy. But, I have been wanting to try this for a while and the Hubs and the kids have been asking for it so it went on the menu this week.

This is a Paula Dean recipe that is floating around. I have seen it on several blogs and all over Pinterest. Every time I see it, it is slightly different so…. here is what I did.

You will need…. (PS.. this is doubled)

  • 4 cups uncooked elbow noodles (or whatever noodles you’d like)
  • 4 cups sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups milk
  • 8 tbsp butter
  • 2 cans condensed cheddar cheese soup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard (you can use dry mustard too)
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp of nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne

First you need to get your water boiling and cook the noodles for about 3 min or about 1/2 -2/3 the time is says to cook them on the package.

In a sauce pan you want to melt the butter and the sharp cheddar cheese together. Stir stir stir or it is going to burn.

Then add everything to the crockpot except the noodles.

Mix it all up really good. It’s going to look gross and be lumpy but that will go away once it starts heating up.

Once it’s all mixed up add the noodles and stir till they are all coated with the mixture.

Now you want to cover this and cook on LOW for 2 1/2-3 hours. I like to stir it every 30-45 min to make sure nothing burns.

When it’s all done this is what it will look like… With pepper sprinkled on top of course!

 

I doubled this recipe because I thought it would be great as left overs for lunch for my little one. But… only one of the 5 family members was actually crazy about this. I did not like it. For me it was too rich. It tasted less cheese and more like a spiced cream sauce on noodles. I mean it wasn’t horrible but I am sad to say I definitely prefer Kraft over this.  😦

You decide what you think and if you want to try it or not. Let me know if you make any changes that you think will make it better but for now I am going to stick with another stove top recipe I have for mac or just plain ole Kraft.

Thanks for reading!!

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