Monday, October 20, 2008

Paula Deen's Creamy Mac & Cheese

2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni (an 8-ounce box isn't quite 2 cups)
4 tablespoons (1/2 stuck) butter, cut into pieces
2 1/2 cups (about 10 ounces) grated sharp Cheddar cheese
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup sour cream
1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed Cheddar cheese soup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup whole milk
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Boil the macaroni in a 2 quart saucepan in plenty of water until tender, about 7 minutes.
In a medium saucepan, mix butter and cheese.
Stir until the cheese melts.
In a slow cooker, combine cheese/butter mixture and add the eggs, sour cream, soup, salt, milk, mustard and pepper and stir well.
Then add drained macaroni and stir again.
Set the slow cooker on low setting and cook for 3 hours, stirring occasionally.

Smelling this whilst it cooks will drive you insane. Mmmmm. I do prefer my own macaroni from scratch but it was nice to have this in the crock pot whilst going about my daily business and it tasted quite close to my own...


CJ, the Purple Diva said...


Anonymous said...

This looks really good. I think I would add my obligatory 4oz of Uncooked microwave) bacon to this, just because I have to. I'll definitely try it. And, who can beat a crockpot recipe to boot!

Admittedly, last time I tried a Paula Dean recipe, it sucked. It was for baked beans and it was disappointing.

Laura said...

I did add bacon and fried onion to mine. Yump.
Seriously, try it.

Kathy said...

Love Paula Deen! Thanks for sharing this and your thoughts. I've got a great recipe from my mil and had wondered if I should try Paula's.