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Crock Pot No Boil Mac and Cheese

Crock Pot No Boil Mac and Cheese- -One easy and cheesy dinner! No need to boil the noodles beforehand with this mac and cheese recipe. They cook right in your crock pot. Serve this up with your favorite veggie and call it dinner.

Crock Pot No Boil Mac and Cheese- Countertop Cooking

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Ingredients Needed:

  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Dried Spices: Onion, Garlic, Parsley, Paprika, Salt and Pepper
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Elbow macaroni
  • Milk
  • Dijon mustard
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Bread crumbs
  • Olive oil

Elbow Macaroni: If you don’t have elbow macaroni, you can use another dry pasta. Stick with something that is similar is size for the cooking time to be accurate.

Dried Spices: Below is what I like to use for our macaroni. But, of course, feel free to increase/decrease the amounts to suit your taste.

Shredded Cheddar Cheese: We prefer a sharp cheddar for our mac and cheese. However, you can use any cheese blend for this. You will need 4 cups total.

Crock Pot No Boil Mac and Cheese- Countertop Cooking

How to Make:

  • First, line your crock pot with parchment paper or crock pot liners. This makes clean up a whole bunch easier!
  • Next, melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add in flour, mustard and dried spices. Whisk it all together and cook for just a minute or two.
  • Then, add in milk and whisk until it’s smooth. Increase the heat and let it simmer for 5-8 minutes. You want the mixture to be thickened.
  • Once thick, remove it from the heat and stir in the dry pasta noodles. Let them sit in the hot mixture for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer it to the prepared crock pot. Then, stir in the shredded cheeses.
  • In a separate small bowl, mix together the ingredients for the topping. Sprinkle it on top of the pasta.
  • Cover and cook.

Recipe Note: Cooking time may vary, depending on the brand/size of your crock pot. Your macaroni is done when the pasta is tender and the sides are brown.

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Yield: Serves: 6

Crock Pot No Boil Mac and Cheese

Crock Pot No Boil Mac and Cheese- Countertop Cooking

Crock Pot No Boil Mac and Cheese- -One easy and cheesy dinner! No need to boil the noodles beforehand with this mac and cheese recipe. They cook right in your crock pot. Serve this up with your favorite veggie and call it dinner.

Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 TBSP butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 TBSP Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • salt/pepper, to taste preference
  • 4 1 /2 cups whole milk
  • 3 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

FOR TOPPING:

  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 TBSP grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp dried parsley

Instructions

  1. Line a crock pot with parchment paper or crock pot liners.
  2. In a large pot, over medium heat, melt butter. Then, add in flour, mustard, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, and salt/pepper.
  3. Whisk to combine and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add in milk and whisk until smooth. Increase slightly and let the mixture cook about 5-8 minutes or until thicken.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in uncooked noodles. Let them sit for 5 minutes.
  5. Transfer the mixture into prepared crock pot. Stir in both cheeses.
  6. In a small bowl, mix together ingredients for topping. Then, sprinkle on top of the noodles.
  7. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour or until edges are brown and noodles are tender.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 905Total Fat: 64gSaturated Fat: 36gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 179mgSodium: 1317mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 45g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on countertopcooking.net should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate

Miz Helen

Wednesday 27th of October 2021

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, 559 this week and come back to see us soon! Miz Helen

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