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Subject: Your favorite Mac and Cheese recipe for the Crockpot?
Date Posted: 3/11/2008 6:41 PM ET
Member Since: 11/25/2007
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I have one recipe for Mac n cheese, and Ive seen a few others posted in Yahoo recipe groups~

but I was wondering what everyone on this site liked for their favorite Mac N Cheese recipe

( especially for the Crockpot)

Thanks in advance for your ideas!


Date Posted: 3/14/2008 10:03 PM ET
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I noticed this recipe on a Yahoo recipe group~

sounds yummy, its baked.. not in a crockpot


Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Serves 8 to 12


1 pound box elbow-shaped pasta
5 tablespoons butter, divided
1 teaspoon dried mustard
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
3 tablespoons flour
1 bay leaf
4 cups milk, warmed
12 ounces sharp white cheddar, grated
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Hot sauce, to taste
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups fresh bread crumbs


1. Preheat oven to 350F. Bring a large pot of salted water to a
boil. Stir in pasta, and cook according to package directions for al
dente pasta.
2. In a medium saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons of butter. Stir in
mustard, nutmeg and flour; cook 2 minutes. Add bay leaf and slowly
whisk in milk; cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a simmer
and thickens.
3. Remove from heat and slowly whisk in cheese. Add thyme, and
season to taste with salt, pepper and hot sauce. Combine with pasta
and eggs; taste and adjust for seasoning.
4. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in a small skillet over
medium heat. Add bread crumbs and stir to completely coat with butter.
Remove from heat.
5. Pour pasta mixture into a 3-quart casserole pan; sprinkle bread
crumbs evenly on top. Place in oven and cook until bubbly, about 30
minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.



Date Posted: 3/17/2008 11:53 AM ET
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i've been curious about this--mac n'cheese is my absolute favorite food and i've wanted to try it out in the crockpot for potlucks and such, but it seems like the noodles would get soggy for cooking all day.  have you had this problem?

Date Posted: 3/17/2008 3:02 PM ET
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I've never had success with pasta in the crockpot..I think its' more senstive to the time than other dishes since it cooks pretty fast..

Date Posted: 3/17/2008 5:48 PM ET
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I usually have good luck with cooking pasta in the crockpot.

But I would agree with Susanna,... cooking pasta in the crockpot can be time sensitive.

You might just try the 4 hours on high.

I will try to find a good Mac n Cheese recipe for the crockpot and post here in the future.