Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese

Here’s another delicious recipe by another fantastic food blogger friend of mine, Deanna from Seduction In the Kitchen! You’ll love this…

This Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese debut here on Seduction in the Kitchen on 1/16/2014. It is my 3rd most looked at recipe on here. I think it is because this version of Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese doesn’t involve adding cream cheese to make it. Other Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese uses cream cheese.

This recipe was one of the first recipes that I stopped using an iPhone with and went with a regular digital camera. I had just got the eBook on food photography. So I was applying the lessons I learned.

My styling back then was the rose. I used that rose in every photo from that pain out. Why? I liked it. I wanted people to know that was my photo, I guess it would be my signature was what I was thinking back then.

I was happy about how that photo came out. I remember I posted in a recipe group on Facebook the link to this Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese and some woman replied, “That’s a fake photo, This is Kraft Macaroni and Cheese.” I can’t remember her exact wording but it was something like that, she went on to say how Velveeta shells were the best. That was my first taste of comments that make you laugh. The woman never even read my post. Had she just went to the post, she would have seen I use Velveeta shreds to make this cheesy dish.

Like Chicken Watermelon Salad with Casa Noble Tequila Lime VinaigretteEasy Brownies, and  Crock Pot Cheesy Bacon Potatoes, I decided this recipe needed a makeover. This recipe is favorite of mine, the basis is actually my mother’s recipe. It is she who uses the secret ingredient, cream of celery soup.
When I told her originally on the phone that I am making her mac n cheese, only I am doing it in the slow cooker, she makes on the stove.  She said to me make sure you have it very juicy, you do not want to be dry. So I made a small adjustment to it Instead of using all milk, I added the addition of heavy cream to it. The heavy cream would help in keeping is gooey. It turned out to be a good choice to do.

There is something special about that feeling of comfort. That is maybe why we always have a special place for certain foods and that is why we call it comfort foods. A helping of a special dish, it fills you up with not only good taste but memories as well.

Macaroni and Cheese is one of those comfort foods many of us hold dear. For most, it is a great family dish that is served. It is filling, the gooey cheesy macaroni, it made with love and taste so good.
Yes, you can make a box kind, but there is nothing like a good homemade mac and cheese. Plus the one you make for your family sometimes is a recipe handed down to you from your mother. For most, it is a great family dish that is served.

Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients

  • 1 16 oz box elbow macaroni
  • 1 8 oz can of chicken stock
  • 1 can of cream of celery soup
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter
  • 2 cups of Velveeta shredded cheese

Instructions

  • In a pot add the chicken broth and add enough water to fill the pot 3/4 of the way of the pot, bring to a boil. Add the macaroni and cook it till it is done.
  • As the macaroni is cooking, combine the cream of celery soup in a crock pot.
  • Take the can that the cream of celery was in and fill it up with milk. (appx 1 cup) Add it to the crock pot
  • Then do the same with the heavy cream, Fill the can with it and add it to the crock pot.
  • Stir it all together.
  • Add the cheese and the butter to the mix in the slow cooker.
  • Put the crock pot on low and cover it until the macaroni is done boiling.
  • When the macaroni is done boiling, drain it and then add it to the cheese mixture in the crock pot.
  • Stir it all together then cover it back up.
  • Continue to cook the macaroni and cheese on low for about 3 hours. Every once in a while just give it a stir.
  • When it is done, spoon some out and ENJOY!
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