So we have a problem in our house...my daughter eats about 4 foods and won't try anything else. One of those foods is the macaroni & cheese "in the blue box" and I have been on a quest to find a homemade version. Last month I came up with my easy macaroni and cheese recipe and, while my husband and boys loved it, she wouldn't even try it.
Sigh...the quest continues.
We were doing a lot of running around that day and I wanted to give crock pot mac and cheese a try. I had tried it in the past, but had a problem with the cheese curdling or it drying out, but I know that so many people are able to make it. Thanks to Paula Deen, I now have the best recipe for crock pot mac and cheese to add to my lineup!
But my daughter still wouldn't try it. I think I need to find the pasta that comes in the blue box...and maybe add some orange food coloring for her to try it. Then again, maybe I can just wait for her to outgrow her picky-eater phase....
Serve this as a side dish or as a meal all by itself (although the next time I make it as a meal, I think I might double the recipe. My 10-year old was practically licking the inside of the crockpot!). I paired it with a cup of tomato soup and it was delicious!
One last thing - I am not usually a fan of using slow cooker liners (it's really not that hard to clean my crockpot), but I did use them this time because I was concerned about it sticking too much to the pot. I'm glad I did because it made clean-up a breeze!
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You might want to try these other crockpot recipes:
- Homemade Applesauce in the Crockpot
- Crockpot Pulled Pork Recipes
- Freezer to Crockpot Meals - Beef
- Crockpot Pepper Steak Recipe