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Macaroni & Cheese in a crockpot... will this work?

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Macaroni & Cheese in a crockpot... will this work?

Chris VR | Oct 27, 2013 04:49 AM

I'm trying to figure out how to translate this recipe http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/al... into my need to prep something in a crockpot today for an event outside of my house.

I'm aiming for dinner at 5pm, I will be leaving home at around 11am, getting to the event location around 12. I had thought I could maybe assemble it all at home and just let it cook on low for 5 hours but after googling crockpot mac & cheese recipes, I'm getting convinced it's going to be mushy.

Now I'm thinking I could have a bag with the noodles & butter and another bag with the milk, cheese, egg, etc., and keep it all in a cooler. At about 2 pm, I'd warm the noodles up in the microwave, mix the milk/cheese/egg mixture in the bag, swish it all around in the bag, spray the crockpot with cooking spray, add the mixture and then cook on low for 3 hours to get all melty. Maybe I'd stir it up a couple of times.

Your thoughts on how well this would work, or other ideas? I thought about just making it all in advance, keeping it in a cooker in the crock and then just heating in the crockpot for an hour and a half or so. This would be so much easier, but from past experience with this recipe, I've found the cheese mixture separates a bit and becomes oily when I reheat leftovers in the microwave. But maybe the slow gentle crockpot heat would reheat it in a way that would keep the creamy texture?

Looking to do this today, so prompt answers are appreciated.

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