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St. Patty’s Mac N’ Cheese

by Jenna Gleason

This is a great Mac N’ Cheese slow cooker recipe, your kids are sure to love. Adding broccoli is a healthy technique to incorporate daily vegetables, but also transforms ordinary Mac N’ Cheese into a celebratory meal for St. patty’s day! This easy, cheesy, baked goodness will be any kids new favorite.


12 oz Can Evaporated Milk

1 Pint Milk

14 oz Medium Cheddar Cheese

7 oz Monterey Cheese

¼ Cup Butter


24 oz Bag Elbow Pasta

Seasoning (Salt, Pepper, Paprika, Cayenne Pepper)


  1. Place the crock pot on slow cook. Pour in uncooked elbow pasta.
  2. Shred the cheddar and monterey cheeses and place on top of the pasta. Measure ¼ stick butter, cut into cubes, and place on top of the cheese.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the evaporated milk and milk. Then, pour in a circular motion over the cheese, pasta and butter.
  4. Mix well and press the noodle and cheese mixture into the liquid mixture as much as possible.
  5. Set a timer for 2 hours. After one hour mix  together the noodles and cheese and then place in the broccoli.
  6. It should be done after 2 hours but depending on the noodles and milk, it may take another 30 minutes max. Serve hot and enjoy!

Jenna is a staff writer and production assistant at Creative Child Magazine. She is currently attending University of Nevada - Las Vegas.

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