• 1 (16 oz) package of shell macaroni (cooked)
  • 1/2 cup of stick margarine or butter (melted)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups fat-free half & half
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) cans condensed cheddar cheese soup
  • 4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (can use 2%)
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • OPTIONAL SUBSTITUTION for condensed cheddar cheese soup:
  • 3 T. butter
  • 3 T. flour
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 c. cheese, Cheddar

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Slow Cooker Creamiest Mac & Cheese really IS the creamiest and your kids will never ask you for that blue box of macaroni & cheese again! Many of you have mentioned that you prefer to stay away from canned condensed soups, so if you’d like a homemade version (that is less expensive and doesn’t have any additives you may worry about) scroll to the bottom of this recipe. Enjoy!

  1. Cook macaroni according to box directions; drain.
  2. Place cooked shells in a 5-quart lined or greased slow cooker; add margarine and stir.  Cover.
  3. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine soup and the half & half, stirring until smooth and creamy.
  4. Add the eggs and dry mustard; stir.
  5. Add cheese and stir until melted.  Sauce should be smooth.
  6. Pour cheese sauce over the shells in the crock.
  7. Cover & Crock on LOW for about 2-4 hours.
  8. Season with pepper or top with bacon bits, if desired, before serving.

Optional Substitute Recipe for Condensed Cheddar Cheese Soup (NOW included in main recipe ingredient list as a Optional Substitution for Condensed Cheddar Cheese Soup):
Melt 3 T. butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat; add 3 T. of flour and whisk until smooth. Remove from heat and whisk in 1 cup of milk.  Return to the saucepan and bring contents to a gentle boil. (keep whisking until thickened) Add 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese and stir until melted.  Salt to taste. Use this in replacement of the Condensed Cheddar Cheese Soup called for in this recipe.

Happy Crocking!

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XOXO,

Jenn

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