There is no denying the ultimate comfort that a good bowl of macaroni & cheese offers up. Thinking about this delicious homemade dish always reminds me of childhood. Back when my world mainly consisted of hand made meals that were constructed with love and possibly a little sunshine. This post contains affiliate links.
While I'm constantly trying to work on my own dinner game, recipe books that focus on shortcuts are my friend.
I recently was offered the chance to check out Slow Cooker Dump Dinners by Jennifer Palmer. All of the recipes boast only 5 ingredients or less.
If you know anything about me, you'll know why I just had to get this collection of recipes into my hands asap!
Before really diving into the book, I landed on her Country-Style Macaroni and Cheese recipe and knew this just had to be the first to try.
I've been wanting to try slow cooker mac n' cheese for ages now. My cousin made some a while back and it was delish! I have to admit, I was slightly skeptical. Would it burn? The end results were perfect, just like homemade macaroni and cheese should be. Between my son and I, this didn't last long.
This recipe is courtesy of the Slow Cooker Dump Dinners, with permission to share. And, this IS too good not to.
One note: the recipe calls for only 1 teaspoon of salt. I found that mine needed a little more for the flavor to pop to perfection.
- 2 Cups of Cooked Elbow Macaroni
- 2 Large Eggs, Beaten
- 5 Cups of Grated or Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 2.5 Cups of Whole Milk
- ¼ Cup of Butter
- 1 Tsp. Salt
- Dash or Pepper and Paprika
- Mix cooked macaroni, eggs, 4 cups of cheese, milk, butter and seasonings until blended. Sprinkle the reserved cup of cheese over the top. Cook on low for 3 hours. Stir before serving. Enjoy!
Want more super simple dinner recipes that can be essentially dumped and cooked in your slow cooker?
Check out the book for chicken, beef, pork, fish and seafood as well as vegetarian dinner recipes options galore.
Oh, last thought. Did I ever mention how much I love cheese? *Drool*
Have you ever tried making Mac & Cheese in your slow cooker? What ingredients were in yours? How did it turn out?