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Slow Cooker Macaroni, Bacon and Cheese

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Rating: 4/5 4 stars
2 reviews

ready in: over 5 hrs
serves/makes:   8

recipe id: 80170
cook method: crock pot

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8 cups cooked elbow macaroni or other pasta
4 slices bacon, diced
1/2 onion, minced or very finely chopped
2 cups milk
1 can (13 ounce size) evaporated milk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 ounces melted butter
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 cups grated Cheddar cheese
2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper, to taste


Place all ingredients into the crock pot and stir to combine.

Cover and cook for 8-9 hours on Low OR 4-5 hours on High.

Eat and enjoy!

cook's notes

No need to fry bacon, though I suppose you could.

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736 calories, 43 grams fat, 49 grams carbohydrates, 37 grams protein per serving.
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Member since:
Mar 29, 2010

REVIEW: recipe rating
this turned out great! One trick I've found with crock pot recipes calling for shredded cheese is to NOT use the pre-shredded kind. It contains starches to keep the shreds separate and it just doesn't melt as nicely in the crock pot. Get a big old block of cheddar and grate it yourself - you'll be SO happy with the results!

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Member since:
May 2, 2008

REVIEW: recipe rating
I was intrigued by the inclusion of bacon in this recipe and I was not disappointed by the results -- the bacon added a wonderful aroma and the flavor was indeed present in the final product.

The actual macaroni and cheese, however, was disappointing. It wasn't at all creamy; instead, the cheese mostly "sat" on top of the macaroni, producing a final texture that was rather grainy. The flavor also left me wanting -- overall, the dish was rather bland.

I've found these shortcomings to be in every recipe for macaroni and cheese that does not call for making a separate cheese "sauce" with flour and milk before adding the pasta. I was hoping that this one would be different, but alas, it is not.