When I first found out Trisha Yearwood was going to have her own cooking show I was so excited and immediately set my TiVo to record every episode. I have tried a few of her recipes - one of my faves being her Hot Corn Dip and they are all good !
I love macaroni and cheese and I like easy crock pot cooking so thought I would give this a try.
Trish Yearwood's Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese
- Cooking spray
- 8 ounces elbow macaroni
- One 12-ounce can evaporated milk
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick ) of butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Dash of pepper
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- Two 10-ounce bricks sharp Cheddar cheese, grated (about 5 cups)
- Dash of paprika
First - grate your cheese - I decided to use one brick of mild and one brick of sharp - whoo hoo, good arm exercise and boy is that a lot of cheese
Spray crockpot with non-stick cooking spray (like Pam), mix the macaroni, evaporated milk, milk, butter, salt, pepper, eggs and all but 1/2 cup of the grated cheese. Sprinkle the reserved cheese over the top of the mixture and then sprinkle with paprika. Notice that it didn't say to pre-cook the macaroni so I didn't and it all was done and tender when I took it out. However, when I watched her cooking show, she pre-cooked it and added it - I will try that next time but it cooked just fine adding in dried pasta.
Cover and cook on low heat for 3 hours and 15 minutes. Turn off the crockpot, stir the mixture and serve hot.
The finished dish was not as thick as I like mac and cheese to be - perhaps it is is because I didn't pre-cook the macaroni, perhaps I should have cooked it longer (although it was hot all the way through and was done and I cooked it for 3 1/2 hrs on low.
Cook's Note: If I make this again, I will leave out half of the milk, I would add a little bit of dry mustard and I would use all sharp cheddar.