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Slow-Cooker Extra-Cheesy Macaroni and Cheese

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 2 hr 20 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 5

Creamy and oh-so-cheesy, this mac and cheese will have everybody asking for seconds. MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

2
tablespoons butter, melted
1
cup milk
1
can (12 oz) evaporated milk
2 1/2
cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (10 oz)
6
oz Kraft™ Velveeta™ original cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
8
oz uncooked penne pasta (about 2 1/2 cups)
2
tablespoons butter
1/2
cup Progresso™ plain panko crispy bread crumbs

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In slow cooker, stir 2 tablespoons melted butter, the milk, evaporated milk, cheeses and pasta until well mixed.
  • 2
    Cover; cook on Low heat setting 1 hour. Stir; cook 1 to 1 1/2 hours longer or until pasta is tender. Stir well; let stand, covered, 5 minutes before serving.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in 8-inch nonstick skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add bread crumbs; cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until golden brown. Sprinkle over pasta.

Expert Tips

  • The secret to this slow-cooker macaroni and cheese is the Velveeta™ cheese, which gives it a smooth and creamy texture.
  • Like a little spice? Stir 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes into pasta mixture before cooking.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
750
Calories from Fat
370
% Daily Value
Total Fat
41g
63%
Saturated Fat
24g
119%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
125mg
42%
Sodium
1050mg
44%
Potassium
470mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate
61g
20%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
15g
Protein
34g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
80%
80%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 1 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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