Is Macaroni Cheese the unofficial king of comfort food? The champion of family-friendly, fill-you-up deliciousness?
Absolutely. There are few challengers who would take on the magical combination of cheese and pasta, plus, throw in some bacon and there’s just no contest.
Made in the traditional way, Macaroni Cheese can be a multi-pot explosion of dishwashing. One pot to make the cheese sauce, one to boil your pasta, the colander to drain it and the baking dish to throw it all together in (from which you can expect to still be scrubbing burnt cheese off 3 days later).
Move on from the sink and get creative with this easy-peasy Crock-Pot recipe for Macaroni Cheese. It’s a total 1-pot winner in which you add the ingredients and get on with your day……..for 2.5 hours at least!
This recipe makes a pretty jumbo sized batch, so get ready for a cook-once-eat-twice meal – I love it when this happens!
Crock-Pot Macaroni Cheese Recipe With Dukkah Chicken
For the Macaroni Cheese;
1 x 500g bag of macaroni elbows
3 ½ cups hot milk
1 small onion finely chopped
300gm chopped bacon
½ tsp paprika
1 ½ cups water
Salt and pepper to taste
½ cup shredded mozzarella
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 pack of Tatua cheese sauce
For the Dukkah Chicken;
Diced chicken thighs/breast as much as needed for your family
1tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 ½ tsp olive oil
Pepper & Me The Mother Dukkah to coat the chicken
Combine all ingredients for Macaroni Cheese in your Crock-Pot.
Cook on high for 2.5 hours.
Toss in Worcestershire/soy sauce. Leave to marinate for 10 minutes.
Add oil and chicken to pan, shake over The Mother Dukkah to coat and cook until chicken is ready.
Serve with some fresh chopped red capsicum and enjoy!
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