Uncooked Macaroni Crock Pot Mac and Cheese

Yes, uncooked pasta. Great taste, wonderful creamy texture in the easiest slow cooker mac and cheese you will ever see.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 25 mins
Course: Comfort Food, Crock Pot
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Comfort Food, Family, Kids
Servings: 4 small servings or 2 large
Calories: 274kcal
Author: Dan Mikesell AKA DrDan

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Standard Macaroni
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup cheese of your choice I used sharp cheddar

Instructions

  • Dump 2 cups milk, 1 cup standard (not whole wheat or other non-standard) macaroni, 1/2 t dry mustard, 1/2 t salt, 1/4 t each of pepper, garlic powder, and paprika, and l T butter into a smallish slow cooker. I used a 3.5 qt one. Mix well.
  • Cook on low. Stir well at 1 hour into the cooking and check the texture. Cook until pasta is al dente, another hour or so for me. Slow cookers vary some your time may vary some. DO NOT COOK BY TIME ONLY HERE.
  • When the pasta is al dente, drain any free fluid, add 1 cup of shredded cheese. I used sharp cheddar this time. Mix very well.
  • Continue on low until cooked to your taste. About 5-15 minutes.

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 566mg | Potassium: 294mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 550IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 350mg | Iron: 1.3mg