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Pioneer Woman Crock Pot Mac And Cheese

This velvety Pioneer Woman Crock Pot Mac And Cheese begins with elbow macaroni that has not been cooked. To make a mouthwatering dinner that everyone will like, start by putting some milk, cheese, and seasonings in the slow cooker and the rest is below.

Pioneer Woman’s Crock Pot Mac & Cheese is the greatest:

This Pioneer Woman Crock Pot Mac And Cheese is one of my personal favorite meals, and I can guarantee you that this is the finest crockpot macaroni and cheese that I have ever eaten! Enjoy!

  • Amazing taste, unusual ingredients. The recipe (and the reviews) speak for themselves.
  • It always has the perfect consistency (and the pasta is not mushy).
  • Preparation for this recipe takes only about 10 minutes, and the Crock-Pot takes care of the rest.
  • If you’re serving a crowd, double this recipe (and keep it warm for serving).
Pioneer Woman Crock Pot Mac And Cheese
Pioneer Woman Crock Pot Mac And Cheese

How Much Cheese Can I Add?

It is perfectly acceptable to add extra cheese to the stew, whether you prefer cheddar, soft goat, or even blue cheese. I always add up to a half cup of extra cheese (cheddar or parmesan) to the meal in order to make it taste extremely cheesy.

Ingredients That You’ll Need:

  • Elbow Noodles: To make my Crock Pot No-Boil Mac and Cheese, I use traditional elbow noodles, which cook quickly and have a classic taste.
  • Colby Jack Cheese: I tested this recipe with full-fat cheese. Buy a block of Colby Jack cheese and hand shred it for best results.
  • Cheddar Cheese: With the cheddar cheese it takes a little longer, but it makes a big difference in making Pioneer Woman Crock Pot Mac And Cheese creamy.
  • Velveeta Cheese: I tend to prefer less processed cheese, but this tasty cheese melts so well and gives the cheese sauce a creamy texture without the need to hand mix a cream sauce, plus it tastes great mixed with the other kinds of cheese.
  • Milk: Although I used full-fall cheese, I used twins 2% milk in this recipe.
  • Spices: A touch of paprika and ground mustard give this recipe its classic flavor.
  • Salt & Pepper

What Other Ingredients Can I Add to Mac And Cheese?

It is possible to make macaroni and cheese even tastier by adding a variety of other ingredients, including bacon, broccoli, green beans, peas, carrots, fried onions, shredded chicken, cracker crumbs, and even lobster. Also you can make some mac and cheese with jalapeos or stir in some salsa if you like things on the spicier side.

What kinds of cheese can I add to mac and cheese besides cheddar?

For its similar melting properties to Cheddar and its beautiful nutty flavor, Gruyere is a traditional ingredient in mac and cheese. Gouda, Muenster, Parmesan, fontina, Havarti, and Monterey Jack are some of the other well-known cheeses. Brie is another a good option; just remember to peel off the rind before incorporating it.

Can I Make Crock Pot Mac And Cheese Ahead Of Time?

Yes, you may make Crock Pot Mac & Cheese in advance by spooning it into a baking dish and storing it, covered, in the refrigerator for up to two days. It may take more than 30 minutes in the oven to properly heat and cook through cold macaroni and cheese.

Pioneer Woman Crock Pot Mac And Cheese
Pioneer Woman Crock Pot Mac And Cheese

Recipe Variations

  • Other dairies – I found that evaporated milk and whole milk gave me the best consistency, but feel free to experiment with others, such as half and a half or heavy cream. Just keep the total amount the same.
  • Different seasonings – For this recipe, I’ve chosen the seasonings we like for our mac and cheese, but feel free to omit some or add your own.
  • Adding meat – Mac and cheese is great with some diced ham or pulled pork from time to time.
  • Thicker – You can increase the cooking time in the slow cooker by 30-60 minutes (still stirring every hour) if you prefer a less creamy mac and cheese.

How To Make Pioneer Woman Crock Pot Mac And Cheese?

  • Prepare macaroni noodles according to the package directions by boiling them until they are very al dente. (I cooked them for at least one to two minutes less than the directions on the bag direct you to do, and mine boiled for five minutes).
  • Drain and then rinse the area under cold water.
  • Put all of the ingredients in a Crock Pot with a capacity of 4 quarts, set it to high for 2 hours or low for 3 hours, and stir it once or twice during the cooking process.
  • Please serve it hot.

What To Serve With Mac And Cheese?

Recipe Tips

  • You must pay close attention to the pasta’s cooking time. Once boiled, it should be firm, and further cooking is avoided by rinsing. Shred the cheese from a block rather than using pre-shredded cheese.
  • The cooking time for pasta will vary depending on the slow cooker you use, so check it early.
  • To make a larger batch, double the ingredients; if you only have a 4-quart slow cooker, you can still use this recipe.
  • If you want to feed more people, use a crockpot that holds 6 quarts. Stir after the first and second hours of cooking on high. (When stirring, do so rapidly so as to retain as much heat as possible.)
  • To prepare this dish in advance, simply combine all of the ingredients except the pasta and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • You can prepare the pasta in advance by cooking it, rinsing it, and letting it cool. Stir the pasta and sauce together right before you put it in the pot to cook.
  • Oven baking is an option; I’ve done it many times. Set the oven temperature to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cover for the first 30 minutes and then remove it for the second 30.
Pioneer Woman Crock Pot Mac And Cheese
Pioneer Woman Crock Pot Mac And Cheese

FAQ Section

Can I Freeze Mac And Cheese?

Leftover Mac & Cheese will keep in the freezer for up to 2 months if handled properly. Make sure you immediately throw the leftovers in the freezer after storing them in an airtight container, freezer bags, or vacuum sealers.

How To store Mac And Cheese in the fridge?

First, you need to wait until your mac and cheese has reached room temperature. Put the leftovers in a sealed container and store them in the fridge. It will stay good in the fridge for three to four days.

I don’t eat yellow cheese, what is a good white substitute?

A sharp cheddar, like Vermont white sharp cheddar, will give this dish the best flavor. Monterey Jack, White American, and White Cheddar also work well.

Why was my Mac And Cheese gritty?

The anti-caking ingredient used in pre-packaged cheese can leave your Mac & Cheese with a gritty texture. The cheese should be purchased from the deli and shredded by the customer. Even when shred by hand, I’ve discovered that some budget cheeses are gritty. Macaroni and cheese used to be gritty, but after resting for a bit, it lost that texture.

Why Was My Mac And Cheese Mushy?

If you cook pasta for too long, it will become a mushy mess. Because they will be baked after being boiled, the noodles should be cooked to a consistency somewhere between al dente and slightly underdone. Yeh assured me that “after you get the sauce on it and bake it,” the food would continue cooking.

How long to cook Mac And Cheesein Crock Pot?

Mac and cheese can be cooked in Crock Pot on high for 2 hours or low for 3 hours.

Pioneer Woman Crock Pot Mac And Cheese Nutrions

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories 209.2
  • Total Fat 13.6g
  • Saturated Fat 6.3g
  • Cholesterol 49.5mg
  • Sodium 229.7mg
  • Potassium 201mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 18.6g
  • Dietary Fiber 0.7g
  • Sugars 3.9g
  • Protein 10.9g
  • Vitamin A 9.6%
  • Vitamin C 5.3%
  • Calcium 32.1%
  • Iron 3.4%

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Pioneer Woman Crock Pot Mac And Cheese

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 15 minutesCook time:3 hours Rest time: minutesTotal time:3 hours 15 minutesServings:8 servingsCalories:209.2 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

Pioneer Woman Crock Pot Mac And Cheese

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Prepare macaroni according to the package directions by boiling them until they are very al dente. (I cook them for at least one to two minutes less than the directions on the bag direct you to do, and mine boiled for five minutes).
  2. Drain and then rinse the area under cold water.
  3. Put all of the ingredients in a Crock Pot with a capacity of 4 quarts, set it to high for 2 hours or low for 3 hours, and stir it once or twice during the cooking process.
  4. Please serve it hot.
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Nutrition Facts

Servings 8


Amount Per Serving
Calories 209.2
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13.6g21%
Saturated Fat 6.3g32%
Cholesterol 49.5mg17%
Sodium 229.7mg10%
Potassium 201mg6%
Total Carbohydrate 18.6g7%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g3%
Sugars 3.9g
Protein 10.9g22%

Vitamin A 9.6%
Vitamin C 5.3%
Calcium 32.1%
Iron 3.4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.