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1.31.2014

Slow Cooker Roasted Garlic Mac n' Cheese

The following blog post contains sponsored content. A huge thank you to my friends at Davidson's Safest Choice Eggs. Without the support of brands like theirs, we bloggers would not be able to take the time to create recipes for you all! 



This time of year, when it is -94309 degrees and we are covered in snow, I turn to comforting foods like Macaroni and Cheese. This pasta dish is packed with so much flavor, creamy, rich, and oh so comforting. It is everything you want when  cozying up with your loved ones.

What I love most about making this mac and cheese is how easy it is to prepare ,and it is a great idea for potlucks or other family events.

Typically when I make homemade mac n' cheese I thicken the sauce by starting with a roux. However since the majority of this is prepared in the slow cooker I opted to mix in a couple of Davidson's Safest Eggs. During the slow cooking process the eggs will thicken the mac n' cheese nicely while still keeping the creamy texture we all love.


Slow Cooker Roasted Garlic Mac n' Cheese
Ingredients:
  • 1lb elbow macaroni, prepared according to package directions ( I like to cook my pasta so it's al dente and not quite cooked through)
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 bulb of garlic, roasted & mashed with a fork *scroll to the end of post for directions on roasting* 
  • 2 tbs Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 Davidson's Safest Choice Eggs
  • Additional cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • *additional milk if needed*
   Directions:
  1.  In a small sauce pan add milk, 8 oz cheddar cheese, cream cheese and garlic. 
  2. Stir over medium heat until melted and smooth. 
  3. Pour into slow cooker and mix with prepared/strained pasta. 
  4. In a mixing bowl whisk mustard, chicken stock, and eggs together until combined.
  5. Mix egg and chicken stock mixture into the slow cooker.
  6. Mix in additional cheddar cheese and sour cream.
  7. Set slow cooker  to low and cook for about 3-4  hours, mixing occasionally. 
  8. If the pasta seems to be getting too thick, mix in additional milk during the cook time as needed. 1/4 cup at a time. 
**For directions on how to roast garlic, check out this tutorial on Wanna Be a Country Cleaver.**

 For more info on why I choose to cook with Safest Choice Eggs, check out their website for info on pasteurization and foodborne illnesses. Also follow them on Facebook and Twitter. 

Disclaimer: I received monetary compensation to write this post as part of Davidson's Safest Choice's Darling Dozen. However all opinions are 100% my own. 

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15 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photo, Carrie! I love roasted garlic so this mac needs to happen! Pinned!

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  2. The flavors in this are absolutely amazing! I'm such a sucker for mac and cheese! Pinned!

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  3. Carrie, oh my gawd. Yum! My mouth just hit the floor. Stunning photo, delicious recipe. Pinned.

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  4. I never ever make mac n cheese because I think it so time consuming,,..haha I am sooo making this in the crock pot!!

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  5. Mac N' Cheese in the crockpot?! GENIUS! Love the addition of roasted garlic!

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  6. Can the eggs be left out? If so, is there another way to thicken it?

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  7. This looks MAD good. Grorgeous photo!

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  8. Um...YUM and how did I miss this? Sydney would love to enjoy this breakfast, lunch AND dinner!

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  9. How did I miss this during my 50th birthday celebration?! It would've been my breakfast, lunch, AND dinner! :)

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  10. Mmm garlic makes everything better, right? And roasted also makes everything better. Bonus points for crock pot. winner! Pinned!

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  11. Oh giiiiiirl! This mac and cheese is screaming my name!

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  12. Davidson's eggs are not available in my area. Now what?

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  13. Pour the melted cheese mixture into the crock pot and add in three scrambled eggs. We actually used one whole recipe for macaroni and cheese. I couldn't justify the extra yolks. Mix in one cup of sour cream. We used low fat sour cream.

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  14. I've never tried Mac & Cheese in a slow cooker. You have convinced me it's time I tried it!

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