Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

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This recipe for slow cooker mac and cheese is a blend of tender pasta with two types of cheese and plenty of seasonings, all cooked together to creamy and cheesy perfection. It's the easiest crock pot macaroni and cheese ever!

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1 lb cavatappi pasta ( or other corkscrew shaped pasta )
1/4 cup butter ( cut into cubes )
1 12 ounce can evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups half and half
4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup block of orange American cheese ( cut into cubes )
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp paprika
cooking spray
2 tsp chopped parsley ( optional garnish )
Nutritions

Calories
269

Sodium
784mg
32% DV

Fat
18g
28% DV

Protein
18g
37% DV

Carbs
5g
1% DV

Fiber
1g
6% DV

You can't beat the ease of this creamy and cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta for a 30-minute dinner that the whole family will love. Made-from-scratch skillet mac and cheese is tossed with kielbasa and tender broccoli florets so that you get an entire meal in one pan. This kid-friendly dish is perfect for busy weeknights!

2 c uncooked elbow macaroni
1 1/2 c chopped broccoli florets
1 T olive oil
13 oz smoked sausage ( such as kielbasa )
1/2 c finely diced onion
2 T butter
2 T all purpose flour
1 1/2 c half and half
8 oz sharp cheddar
4 oz smoked gouda
1/2 t dry mustard
Kosher salt and pepper
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  • Cook macaroni in a large pot of salted boiling water until al dente, according to package instructions. During the final 3 minutes of cooking time, add the broccoli florets to the boiling water with...
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Nutritions

Calories
756

Sodium
738mg
30% DV

Fat
39g
61% DV

Protein
31g
62% DV

Carbs
62g
21% DV

Fiber
4g
18% DV