The Best Crock Pot Five Cheese Macaroni And Cheese Soul Food

This creamy five cheese macroni is comforting at the end of the long day.

Ingredients

Large elbow macaroni 1 Pound (Uncooked)
Whole milk 2 1/2 Cup (40 tbs)
Half and half 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Garlic powder 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Grand diamond all purpose seasoning To Taste
Salt To Taste
Black pepper 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Smoked paprika 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Melted butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Yellow onions 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Cream cheese 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (room temperature)
Sharp cheddar cheese 1 Pound , grated
Colby jack cheese 8 Ounce , grated
Mozzarella cheese 8 Ounce , grated
Monterey jack cheese 4 Ounce , grated

Directions

GETTING READY:

1. Prepare all of the ingredients before starting the recipe. Allow the cream cheese to come to room temperature, chop the onions, and grate the cheeses.

2. Set aside 1 cups of the sharp cheddar cheese for the top of the mac and cheese.

MAKING:

3. First, turn the crock pot to the “Low” setting. Pour in the half and half, milk, all of the seasonings, cream cheese, butter, and onions.

4. Stir or whisk to combine. Taste to adjust the seasonings as needed.

5. Next, pour about 4 Quarts of water into to a large pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Add cup of salt to the boiling water.

6. Stir in the macaroni and cook for 3 to 4 minutes only. Once done, drain the pasta and stir it into the milk mixture.

7. Add and stir in all of the cheeses except the 1 cups of cheddar that was reserved for the top. (Note: At this point you may add some grilled chicken, chopped cooked bacon, jalapenos, raw asparagus, or raw broccoli, etc. If you add precooked vegetables they will be past the “mushy” stage once the dish is done.)

8. Top with the reserved cheddar cheese, cover with the lid, and cook on low for 2 Hours. For the last hour of the cooking time, turn the lid to allow some of the moisture to evaporate.

SERVING:

9. Serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 180 Minutes
Ready In: 180 Minutes
Servings: 15

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 495Calories from Fat 278

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 33 g50.8%

Saturated Fat 18 g90%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 493 mg20.54%

Total Carbohydrates 28 g9.3%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 23 g46%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet