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Slow-Cooker Mac and Cheese

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 3 hr 5 min
  • Servings 8

The ultimate in cheesy indulgence! This ultra-creamy spin on classic mac gets topped with a can’t-skip-it sprinkling of toasty breadcrumbs that delivers a crunchy contrast in textures. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

3 1/2
cups whole milk
1
can (12 oz) evaporated milk
1/2
cup butter, melted
1
teaspoon Dijon mustard
3/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon black pepper
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1
box (16 oz) elbow macaroni
4
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (16 oz)
8
oz Kraft™ Velveeta™ cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2
cup shredded Parmesan cheese
2
tablespoons butter
2/3
cup Progresso™ plain panko crispy bread crumbs

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In slow cooker, beat milks, melted butter, mustard, salt and peppers with whisk. Add macaroni and 3 1/2 cups of the Cheddar cheese, the cubed cheese and Parmesan cheese. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 1 hour. Stir well. Cover; cook 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until pasta is cooked, but not mushy.
  • 2
    Stir until mac and cheese is combined and creamy. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese on top. Cover; let stand about 15 minutes or until melted.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in 8-inch skillet, heat 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add bread crumbs; stir to coat. Cook and stir about 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Sprinkle over mac and cheese, and serve.

Expert Tips

  • For a change of pace, add 1 cup of diced ham along with the macaroni and cheese.
  • If your kids prefer their mac and cheese without bread crumbs, simply omit from the recipe.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
860
Calories from Fat
430
% Daily Value
Total Fat
48g
74%
Saturated Fat
28g
141%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
145mg
48%
Sodium
1330mg
56%
Potassium
470mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate
69g
23%
Dietary Fiber
3g
11%
Sugars
14g
Protein
37g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%
35%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
90%
90%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 1 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 3 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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