Who doesn’t love a good mac and cheese? Though a homemade version tastes much better than from a box, it takes a lot of effort — and let’s be real, who has the time?
Basically, all you have to do is dump the ingredients in the pot, and let the cooker work its magic for 2.5 hours. Simple, right?
Check out all of the items you’ll need below.
18 ounces elbow macaroni (uncooked)
3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
9 ounces of cream cheese
2 1/2 cups milk
13 ounce can of evaporated milk
Salt and pepper (to taste)
It really doesn’t get much easier than that.
For a full set of instructions, watch the video below and check out The One Pot Chef’s website.
More Easy “Dump Dinners” You Can Toss Into Your Crock-Pot
Avoid the after-work “what’s for dinner?” conundrum by saving these dump dinner ideas for those times when you know it’s going to be a long day. Or, assemble a few over the weekend and store them in the freezer until you’re ready to cook. From chicken entrees to sandwiches, you can make all kinds of delicious dinners in your slow cooker with minimal effort. You’re welcome!
1. Creamy Garlic Chicken
“Sometimes the best things in life are covered with cheese and garlic!” We have to agree with blogger Lauren Greutman on this one. The chicken cooks for four hours, and Greutman recommends serving it over pasta.
Get the full recipe from Lauren Greutman.Chicken fillet or Turkey breast in creamy sauce with dill and garlic, in cast iron black pan on dark background with thick gravy. Delicious homemade food
2. Crock-Pot Ravioli
For this recipe, just dig into your freezer and open a couple of cans. This Crock-Pot ravioli requires only three ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen, and you can make it with cheese or meat ravioli. Get the full recipe from Lowcarb-ology.Ravioli Nudeln essen mit Tomaten Sauce Pasta Gericht mit Basilikum auf einem Teller
3. Creamy Portobello Chicken
This may be the easiest slow-cooker recipe in existence. Dawn Lopez at Cutefetti knows we all need no-fuss options, and her creamy portobello chicken recipe has only three ingredients.
Get the full recipe from Cutefetti.
4. Barbecue Pineapple Pulled Pork
Sometimes you need a break from those slow-cooker soups and stews. April at the mamalovesfood blog has an incredibly easy pulled pork sandwich recipe. Just get out the bread when you get home from work, and these sandwiches are ready to go! Get the full recipe from mamalovesfood.
5. Chicken Fajitas
They’re easy, a little spicy and ready for delicious toppings. These chicken fajitas from Diane at Homan at Home are easy to cook, and then you can just open up containers of salsa, guacamole or whatever else you like to add a little extra pizzazz on top.
Get the full recipe from Homan at Home.
Time to break out that slow cooker and make dinner!
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