Slow cooker Gluten Free Mac and Cheese is the dish for gooey cheesy goodness!
How many recipes can turn out as failures before I run screaming?? Hmm? Any idea?
Yeah, it’s been one of THOSE WEEKS.
I don’t know if it was the atmospheric pressure, the humidity or I just wasn’t holding my mouth right (this is ALWAYS my brother’s reason for something not working the first time!).
I had three GREAT (I
knew thought) recipes I was working on and EVERY. SINGLE. ONE failed to meet my standards for the blog.
One tasted fantastic, but fell in the middle!! The next one looked like a glob, but tasted really good and the chocolate one looked ok, but was as chewy as a rubber ball!! Urggghhh!
I refuse to give up on creating but at this point I need some
Enter comfort food!!
Of course, I have several dishes I seek comfort by consuming; I mean what can’t be improved by chocolate, chocolate chip cookies or MAC and CHEESE?
In a word, nothing.
So let’s go with mac and cheese with all that cheesy flavor, stringy warm deliciousness and the soft, soothing texture…win-win-WIN!
And to make this mac and cheese even more perfect: gluten free AND slow cooker!!
Even though my emotions are telling me I want a big ole bowl right now, some things are just better if you have to wait on them. And this is one of those dishes.
Although it is a slow cooker recipe, it will be ready in less than four hours, so a perfect lunch time dish on the weekend (or week day). I’m thinking perfect dish for the kids in the summertime for lunch.
I love switching up the basic flavor. Sometimes I make it using cheddar cheese or gouda or even pepper jack cheese to stimulate the tastebuds and conversation: ‘Man, are you sure this is mac and cheese?’ ‘ or ‘Wow, a little spicy tonight huh?’ ‘Man, what is this flavor, it tastes a little strong, but I LIKE it! Way to go mom!’ Thank you, thank you very much; just a little something I whipped up for my loved ones.
Yeah, now that I’ve eaten
a bowlful some of this fantastic gluten free mac and cheese, I will head back to my mixing bowls, cake pans, oven and let the magic begin (again!).
- 1½ cups almond milk or any milk
- 12 oz evaporated milk
- ¼ cup melted butter, cooled
- 3 eggs
- ½ tsp salt
- 8 oz gluten free macaroni
- 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, evaporated milk, butter, eggs and salt.
- Pour into a greased slow cooker.
- Add cheese and macaroni to slow cooker.
- Stir gently to combine.
- Cook on high for 30 minutes.
- Reduce heat to low and cook for 3 hours.