Easy Slow Cooker Bacon Macaroni and Cheese
In the winter my slow cooker gets a workout. There is just something warm and comforting about putting a meal together and having it simmering all day long. If you haven’t yet, you should totally check out my December slow cooker menu. While I mostly make full dinners in the slow cooker, I sometimes make just a side dish. Like my Easy Slow Cooker Bacon Macaroni and Cheese. It is like the best of both worlds. Bacon and Macaroni and Cheese. In all honesty, you could make this your meal. It is that rich and satisfying.
I have made this on the stovetop and it is easy to make that way too but for some reason it just tastes more flavorful and creamy in the slow cooker. I use the best cheeses and cook my bacon fresh even though you could totally use bacon bits. The Worcestershire sauce adds just enough kick to really bring out the flavor in the sauce. Once you make it you may find it hard to go back to regular macaroni and cheese. Easy Bacon Macaroni and Cheese will be your go-to. Oh and if you make this expect a repeat performance next year. Everyone will want you to make it again!
Just a couple of notes before we get started:
- Slow cookers vary in cooking times. If you have an older slow cooker you may need to adjust the time a little.
- You should put enough milk to cover the pasta. I use around 2 cups but you may need more or less. Use your best judgement.
- Don’t skimp on the cheese. Buy the best you can find or even better, grate it yourself if you want.
Easy Slow Cooker Bacon Macaroni and Cheese
Recipe type: Slow Cooker
- 3 cups pasta
- 2 cups of mozzarella
- 2 cups cheddar cheeses
- 10 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled. Or bacon bits of your choice.
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 can of evaporated milk
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
- Spray the bottom and sides of your slow cooker insert
- In a small bow combine your milks and whisk. Add all the other ingredients and stir to combine. Make sure you have enough milk to cover the pasta.
- Add to your slow cooker and cover.
- Cook on high for 1½ hours stirring occasionally. Place the setting on low and cook for an additional 15 to 30 minutes or until all the liquid has absorbed.
December Slow Cooker Part 2
I am back with this years December slow cooker menu! YAY! One of the biggest comments I have been getting about this menu is that is so expensive. When you are trying to deliver a post to the entire internet you have to have varied recipes for every tastes.
This menu is just a guide. You do not need to do every recipe. Also, when doing slow cooker recipes you should always be thinking ahead to the next meal. Make enough to freeze and have it on a day when you are either broke or don’t feel like making something new. Or you can use leftovers to make a recipe below and re-invent it.
While slow cooking is easy and for the most part cost friendly, you have to remember you are still using electric. So pick recipes that can make 2 or 3 meals. Freeze left-overs, and most of all just have fun. You know your family better than anyone so use this guide and make a menu that will keep you out of the kitchen this holiday season and your family happy!
Most of all, have fun and Happy Holidays!
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I created my Korean Chicken using Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauce as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #CampbellsSkilledSaucers
If you noticed I have a huge December Slow Cooker Menu and I plan on using it a lot! Another thing I plan on doing is making some meals using Campbells Slow Cooker Sauces! They make an simply amazing weeknight dinner and only have about 5 minutes of prep time! My favorite so far is the Korean BBQ. It is advertised to be used with beef but I decided it would be awesome with chicken!
Campbells Slow Cooker Sauces come in a variety of flavors including:
- Tavern Style Pot Roast
- Sweet Korean BBQ
- Hawaiian Luau
- Moroccan Spiced Stew
- Mexican Red Chile Taco
And each package has tips on how to use your left overs, how awesome is that! One package, two dinners, endless possibilities!
I love the fact they take two ingredients. Add your chicken ( or beef, pork, fish) and the sauce. Cook on low for 8 hours and dinner is done. Throw together a side salad ( or a veggie medley like I did) and you have an easy weeknight dinner. That is important during this time of year when everyone is super busy!
They smelled so awesome that my mouth was watering. I had cooked them overnight and then transferred them to a baking platter for broiling at dinner time. I had to be really easy getting them out because they were so tender they were falling off the bone. Literally! Of course that got me thinking about left overs. We had 3 pieces left so I de-boned them, shredded the meat and we had Korean BBQ sliders for lunch the next day. Two meals= happy mommy.
While these sauces do taste delicious, I have other reasons for finding them great. First, they are super easy to use. Secondly, they save me time and lastly, they save me money. I just need the sauce and the meat. Most of the time I have veggies here, so it is nice to go to the store and pick up two ingredients and not spend a fortune! Especially when money is already stretched due to the holiday season.
For more information and amazing recipes make sure you check out Campbell’s Sauces on Facebook.