I’ve tried many different Macaroni and Cheese recipes and this one by Trisha Yearwood is definitely the cheesiest. It’s almost all butter and cheese. You’ll have to plan to run a marathon shortly after you eat it. A couple of eggs give it a little bit of a custard-like texture.
What I love about this mac and cheese besides the fact that it is gooey, cheesy heaven, is that it is cooked in a crockpot. You’re supposed to use cooked pasta, but I was worried it would get too mushy and I only cooked it for half of the recommended time on the box. When I was reading reviews online, I found that a number of people used uncooked pasta and found that it turned out well. So I may try that next time because it definitely would shorten and simplify the cooking time.
I’ve never been a country music fan, but I am completely enamored by Trisha Yearwood’s show on The Food Network. Too many celebrity chefs on the Food Network just seem so over the top (and annoying). I want a cooking show to be about the food, not the host. Plus I have a short attention span. I’d much rather take 30 seconds to read a recipe in a cookbook than watch someone take 10 minutes to tell me how to make it. And try to insert cutsey chit-chat wherever possible.
But Trisha Yearwood is a natural in front of the camera. She’s just her down to earth self. Her relaxed nature makes hosting a cooking show look easy which is not something many people can accomplish, even those who do it for a living. She reminds me a lot of Ina Garten.
Who do you most like to watch on the Food Network?
You can find this recipe for Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese in Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood: Stories and Recipes to Share with Family and Friends.
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- 8 ounces cooked elbow macaroni (I only cooked it for half the time on the box)
- 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
- 1-1/2 cups whole milk
- ¼ cup (1/2 stick) Challenge butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Dash of pepper
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 2 (10-ounce) bricks sharp Cheddar cheese, grated (about 5 cups)
- Dash of paprika
- Spray a 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray and add macaroni, evaporated milk, whole milk, butter, salt, pepper, and eggs.
- Stir in all but ½ cup of the cheese.
- Sprinkle the remaining cheese and paprika on top.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 3 hours 15 minutes.
Many people have had success placing uncooked macaroni in the slow cooker instead of cooked.
Try these other Mac and Cheese Recipes
Creamy Mac and Cheese– it doesn’t get any creamier than this
Baked Mac and Cheese– this is a custard-style mac and cheese that is baked in the oven and holds it form when sliced into squares.
Mac and Pimiento Cheese– a southern-style mac and cheese (as if mac and cheese wasn’t already southern enough)
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