Posts Tagged ‘slow cooker recipe’

Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

This homemade macaroni and cheese recipe is made for your slow cooker and for cooler days when you want something extra comforting. Serve it up during the weeknight or for a holiday party this year, and add chicken, bacon, broccoli and more for a well-rounded meal.

Elbow Macaroni

What you’ll need:

  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 5 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 24 ounces evaporated milk
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • salt and pepper as desired


  1. In the slow cooker, combine macaroni, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, evaporated milk, whole milk and garlic powder; mix well.
  2. Add melted butter, salt and pepper and mix. Put the cover on the slow cooker and cook on high until the pasta is cooked through and the sauce is thickened – about 2-3 hours
  3. Uncover and stir after 2 hours. If the pasta is not cooked through or the sauce is not thick enough, keep the macaroni and cheese in the slow cooker and check every 20 minutes). Serve and enjoy!

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Tasteful Tuesday: Slow Cooker Breakfast and a Smoothie

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

In light of National Breakfast Week, we are featuring two recipes that will get you up and at ‘em every morning – whether you’re in a hurry or can enjoy the morning hours in your home. First: a creamy, decadent and protein packed smoothie that you can enjoy for a quick breakfast fix on a Saturday morning or during your weekday commute. Second: A breakfast casserole made in a slow-cooker overnight or first thing in the morning for a hearty family breakfast or brunch.

Country Kitchen Door Arch

Coconut and Banana Smoothie

What you’ll need:

  • Blender
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 3 cups frozen yogurt
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 teaspoons honey


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until completely smooth. Pour in a tall glass or to-go drinking container and enjoy at home or on your way to work.


Slow-Cooker Breakfast Casserole

Ceramic Measuring Cups Set

What you’ll need:

  • Slow-cooker
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 (26 oz) package frozen shredded hash browns, thawed
  • 1 pound pork sausage
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 12 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Spray the inside of your slow-cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Spread hash browns across the bottom of the crock, add 1 cup of cheddar cheese.
  2. Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat until browned, drain grease. Spread sausage over hash browns and add remaining cheese.
  3. In a large bowl, beat eggs and milk together and add salt and pepper if desired. Pour over layers in the slow-cooker.
  4. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours. Serve and enjoy!

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Tuesday Recipe: Holiday Menu

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

This is our final recipe post before Christmas, and because there are so many delicious concoctions out there for serving and feeding guests at Christmastime, we have compiles a selection of our favorites: a drink recipe, a slow-cooker recipe, a dessert recipe and a main dish (or side dish) recipe to enjoy Christmas Eve, Christmas day or as an indulgence after the holidays.

Frozen Hot Chocolate

Frozen Hot Chocolate

What’s the point, you ask? For some variety and party flair! You can always make a batch of hot chocolate, but this frozen drink will be remembered next year and the year after – especially if you serve it in Mason jars with festive straws. Get the recipe here.

Soup is a Hug Soup BowlSlow-Cooker Broccoli
& Cheddar Soup

A classic soup recipe for any occasion, you can set this up before a party or have it ready just in time for dinner while barely lifting a finger – the host should be able to enjoy their party too! Alter the broccoli or cheddar measurements to fit your preferences, and serve with your favorite bread or on its own. Cooking Classy has the recipe.

Loaded Baked Potato Casserole - DiethoodBaked Potato Casserole

Your ham may already be glazed and covered in pineapple slices, so we have a side dish that will go perfectly with the sweet flavor of your main course. This casserole is garlicy, cheesy and oh-so-creamy; the perfect trifecta! The recipe also includes bacon, so step up your pork game or leave it out and let the potato do all the talking. You’ll have leftovers for regrouping after the holidays, and a new recipe for the new year. Check it out here.

Christmas Tree Brownies - One Little Project

Christmas Tree Brownies

Okay, so we sort of started with a dessert, but these are too cute not to mention. You can basically add any sprinkles, peppermint, chocolate chips or other toppings to make it your own, but get started over at One Little Project – it’s a great way to keep kids occupied and happy during a party too!


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