Slow Cooker Macaroni & Cheese with Ham – great flavor and ready in 90 minutes. Can serve without ham as side dish.
I had some frozen ham in the freezer that I wanted to use up. I’ve made a slow cooker mac and cheese in the past and thought it would be a great main dish with the ham. This recipe is awesome! My favorite thing about this recipe is that the noodles cook in the slow cooker. You don’t have to boil the noodles ahead of time! AWESOME!
This mac and cheese isn’t something that you can let cook all day while you are at work. It only takes about 2 ½ hours to cook. I loved the convenience of just dumping everything in the crock-pot a few hours before dinner. We both really loved the mac and cheese. It had a wonderful flavor. Feel free to mix up the cheeses – the combinations are endless!
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Main Dish, Side Dish
Yield: serves 4 to 6Author: Stephanie – Plain Chicken.com
Slow Cooker Macaroni & Cheese with Ham
prep time: 5 minscook time: 2 hour and 30 minstotal time: 2 hours and 35 mins
Slow Cooker Macaroni & Cheese with Ham – great flavor and ready in 90 minutes. Can serve without ham as side dish. Macaroni, ham, milk, dijon mustard, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt, pepper and cheddar cheese. Our FAVORITE mac and cheese recipe!!
8-oz elbow macaroni (not whole-wheat)
8-oz chopped ham
4 cups whole milk (not low-fat)
1 Tbsp dijon mustard
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
½ tsp paprika
¾ tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
In a 6-quart slow cooker, combine macaroni, ham, milk, mustard, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Cook on low for 1 hour.
Stir, and continue to cook 1 hour more. Stir in cheese and cook 30 minutes.