Crock Pot Mac N Cheese

10:15:00 AM

What's the easiest and quickest food in the world....well, mac-n-cheese, of course!  
Unless, that is, you want the baked,rich,filled with ham and onions and cheesy goodness kind ... in which case, you are stuck with at least an hour to prep and bake until you can serve, or at least, that's the time frame for our favorite recipe.  Until now.  

As you all know, I've been experimenting with my crock pot, finding ways to make my favorite oven meals in it.  The most recent adaptation is our baked macaroni and cheese...Enjoy!

Macaroni and Cheese (Baked, crock pot style)

1 16 oz package of cooked and drained macaroni noodles
2 eggs
1 can evaporated milk
1 1/4 cup milk (we use 2% but you can use whatever you like)
2 tsp salt
2 tsp pepper
1 cup cubed ham
1/2 cup diced onion (I use purple, in the picture here I used green. It's your preference.)
3.5 cups of shredded cheese, divided.
1 stick of butter, melted.

Grease the bottom and sides of the crock pot.
Beat the eggs, milk, evaporated milk, salt and pepper together in a mixing cup.
Place cooked noodles in the crock pot with the melted butter.  Toss to coat.  Add 3 cups of the cheese, the ham and onion to the noodles.  Pour the milk and egg mixture on top.   Stir gently.  Sprinkle remaining cheese on top, cover, and cook for 3-4 hours on low.  I do not recommend cooking this on high, as the noodles on the outside rim become a bit crunchy if you do. 

Serves 8.

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