Cooktop Cove: Dump macaroni in your slow cooker for a 5 ingredient kid friendly feast
By Chris Ternate
When it comes to feeding children, it can be a difficult task. At a young age, most children are typically picky eaters. One minute they love eating something, and the next minute it's on the kitchen floor. However, there's one food that all children seem to love: macaroni and cheese. The following one is a must-make as it's only 5 ingredients.
Macaroni and cheese has long been a staple in most American households, but why bother with the boxed macaroni and cheese dinners you find in most grocery stores when you can make your own? The following recipe shows you how to make a macaroni and cheese to die for, sure to please both kids and adults alike!
Slow cooker 5-ingredient mac and cheese
16 ounces macaroni pasta, cooked according to package directions
16 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, cubed
16 ounces Colby cheese, cubed
16 ounces Velveeta, cubed
1 stick of butter, cut into slices
16 ounces milk
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Toss half of the cooked macaroni in the bottom of a slow cooker.
2. Layer on cubes of cheese. You should be using 3 variations.
When cooking, we like to have the cheese in separate jars on the side, so it's easy to dump.
Then add the butter.
Then add the rest of the macaroni.
Followed by more cheese and butter.
Season with salt and pepper based on your preference. Mix well.
3. Cover and cook for 2 hours on high, or 4 hours on low.
Halfway through, stir.
Add the milk.​
Stir again to combine.
Cook until the cheese has completely melted.
The end result is a rich and velvety texture. If you prefer, top with bacon bits.
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