Hi , I'm Lynette from Cleverly simple dot com .
And today we're gonna be making creamy the creamiest macaroni and cheese .
And the best part is it's made in the slow cooker .
Welcome to my farmhouse .
This is a recipe that we found in a newspaper article that my grandma had kept around for , who knows how long .
But it has become one of our absolutely favorite recipes to make for potlucks , family gatherings , holidays .
You name it .
We're bringing this macaroni and cheese .
It's also become one of the most popular recipes on Cleverly simple dot com .
We're simply going to add , add all the ingredients to our crockpot , turn it on and let it work its magic .
First thing we're gonna do is I have already cooked , um , 16 ounces or £1 of elbow macaroni .
Now , if you are making this recipe in the morning and you want to cut down on time , I have made the macaroni ahead of time and place it in the refrigerator after it cools .
You just want to make sure that it breaks up to this .
We're going to be adding four tablespoons of melted butter , two tablespoons of olive oil and I wanna mention if you ever need those like 234 tablespoons of liquids , having these little shot glass type measuring cups are absolutely wonderful to have on hand .
I'm gonna give that a good stir .
And the purpose of adding that first is that's gonna really separate our elbow macaroni .
So it's not gonna stick together during this entire process .
After that , we're just gonna start adding all our ingredients .
I'm gonna add two cans of evaporated milk .
I've already added one of the cans in here .
I'm gonna add two cups of regular milk , whatever you have in the refrigerator , I usually have 2% .
So that's what I'm going to add .
I'm gonna add two teaspoons of salt and now comes the cheese .
We're gonna use a combination of cheddar cheese and Velveeta .
That's what's gonna help us get that really creamy texture that everybody loves macaroni cheese .
This is four cups of sharp cheddar .
You can definitely just buy it in the bag pre shredded .
I personally , when I make my recipes like to just buy the bar of cheese .
Sometimes it's cheaper .
Sometimes it's not .
And I just use a grater and grate it up real quickly .
The reason I like to do that is I find that the cheese is actually a little creamier and I think that's probably because of whatever they put around the shredded cheese .
But if that's all you have , I mean , many times I've made it that way as well .
This is two cups of Velveeta , which is also as I'm looking at my package about £1 of Velveeta .
So 16 ounces and I'm just gonna cut this kind of up to cubes to kind of help melt it as I'm breaking this up , I just kind of wanna well and cut corporate everything and I'm just gonna kind of give it a rough stir .
Now as you stir it , you're gonna feel like there's a lot of liquid in this and that is completely OK .
This is totally normal .
It doesn't look the prettiest .
But man , it is going to taste the best when it is finished .
All right , I'm gonna turn my slow cooker onto low and we're gonna let it go for one hour .
I'll give it a stir , let it go for an additional hour and it will be done in just two hours .
You will have the creamiest macaroni and cheese you've ever had .
All right .
So it's been one hour in the crock pot on low and I'm gonna give it a stir .
Now , one of the big questions I always get is after an hour .
Should it be so soupy ?
The answer is yes .
Some of the cheese is still not melted yet .
This is totally normal and you have one full hour left .
So I just really stir it well , so that everything's kind of mixed up and we're gonna put it back on low for one hour and then we'll be done .
All right .
It's been two full hours on low for a macaroni and cheese and it's completely ready to serve .
It is so creamy and has such a great flavor .
I just know you're gonna love this recipe .
Now , if you're not ready to serve it , you can keep it on warm for another couple of hours .
The macaroni and cheese will get a little drier , but that's actually how some people prefer it , including my dad .
So however you like it , um , you can leave it longer and make it drier , but I prefer this way .
Super creamy .
I hope you enjoy this macaroni and cheese recipe as much as our family has .
Thanks for visiting farmhouse until next time .