May 25, 2015

Slow Cooker Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

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With two kinds of creamy cheese, bacon, and crockpot convenience, Slow Cooker Bacon Macaroni and Cheese is an absolute favorite at our house.  Give it a try, and it will become a favorite at your house, too!  Thank you to REAL® Seal for sponsoring this post, and for certifying the REAL® products that make this mac 'n cheese extra delicious.

Slow Cooker Bacon Macaroni and Cheese


I'm so happy to share that I'm partnering once again this year with REAL® Seal as a REAL® Dairy Diva! 


Which means I'll be sharing delicious, wholesome recipes featuring certified REAL® dairy products ... like this crockpot-easy, amazingly-delicious Slow Cooker Bacon Macaroni and Cheese.  And that, my friends, is a beautiful thing.
Why?

Because the REAL® Seal provides you with assurance that you're buying genuine dairy products, made with milk from cows on U.S. dairy farms.  To me, that assurance is important.  {Visit REAL® Seal on Facebook to learn more, or on Pinterest for fabulous REAL® dairy-inspired recipes.}

With more than 10,000 products from over 350 brands designated REAL®, look for REAL® Seal products everywhere in your grocery stores.    

Like on the mozzarella in this mac 'n cheese!  See the red REAL®?

REAL Seal Mozzarella Cheese

But mozzarella alone isn't how we roll with Slow Cooker Bacon Macaroni and Cheese.

Nope.  Mozzarella brings great creaminess ... and it's then combined with smoked cheddar ... which brings all kinds  of great flavor.

Slow Cooker Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

The smokiness of smoked cheddar then paired with bacon? ... flavor heaven.  And worthy of absolute-favorite status, for sure.

To whip up Slow Cooker Bacon Macaroni and Cheese, toss the REAL® cheesy goodness into a crockpot with some pasta {I think cavatappi corkscrews are fun}, beaten eggs, bacon {of course}, REAL® whole milk ... 

Crockpot Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

... and, for added richness, certified REAL® evaporated milk, too.

That's right ... look for the REAL® Seal assurance on cans of evaporated milk, too!  See?

REAL Seal Evaporated Milk

Let the slow cooker do it's thing for a couple of hours ... and ... like magic ... you've got a delicious pot of Slow Cooker Bacon Macaroni and Cheese ... all ready to be served up and devoured.

Crock Pot Bacon Macaroni and Cheese 

And believe me, devoured  this will be.

Because food truly is better with the assurance of the REAL® Seal.  Like I do with my Slow Cooker Bacon Macaroni and Cheese ... trust your favorites to the REAL® Seal!

Slow Cooker Bacon Macaroni and Cheese
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Slow Cooker Bacon Macaroni and Cheese
Source:  Adapted from Taste of the South: Southern Classics
(Printable recipe)
Ingredients
  • 3 c. uncooked cavatappi or fusilli pasta {about 8 oz.}
  • 2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 c. shredded smoked cheddar cheese
  • 1 (3 oz.) package real bacon bits {or 10 slices bacon, cooked & crumbled}
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 c. whole milk
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Directions
  1. Spray the bowl of a 4-quart slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Place pasta, shredded cheeses, bacon, eggs, evaporated milk, milk, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce in slow cooker; stir to combine.
  2. Cover and cook on High setting for 1 and 1/2 hours, stirring twice during cooking.
  3. Reduce heat to Low setting and cook 30 minutes longer until pasta is tender and all liquid is absorbed.
Enjoy!

This is a sponsored post brought to you in partnership with REAL® Seal.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.




Enjoy these other delicious dishes from The Kitchen is My Playground featuring REAL® Seal certified products ...




14 comments:

  1. Mac and Cheese plus bacon plus slow cooker = Yes please! I'm definitely trying this!

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    1. Yes! Oh, you definitely should, Jaren. :-)

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  2. Slow Cooker recipes are the best! Love the combo of cheeses!

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  3. I've never tried making mac and cheese in the slow cooker! Totally need to try this idea!

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  4. What a great brand to partner with! Very cool! And I can SO get down with this mac n cheese. Loving this!

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  5. This recipes combines so many of my favorite things! I'm definitely going to pin and stumble this. I found you through the Best of The Weekend Link Party!

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    1. Seriously, right? Bacon ... REAL cheese ... pasta ... and a slow cooker. All favorites!!

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  6. Yum, this is something I could seriously devour! Love my crockpot, and I'll be adding this to my to make list for sure! Pinned :)

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  7. This looks like a dish my family would love. And you don't have to cook the noodles first...so easy! Pinning. :)

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  8. Hello Gorgeous! This looks incredible! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm, so we can party with you! Lou Lou Girls

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  9. YUM! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  10. Oh my goodness does this look mouth watering amazing! I love that it's in the slow cooker! PINNED! :-)
    Cathy@threekidsandafish{dot}com

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  11. This sounds and looks amazing! I'm thinking of taking this to a potluck lunch. About how many 1/3-ish cup servings do you think this would be? I have a hard time judging serving amounts when it comes to pasta...... Your photography is beautiful! Glad to have found you! :)

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