I did not prep a post last night as I was stuffing treat bags, making candied apples and testing out a new crock pot recipe for today’s potluck. Risky, I know – a new recipe for a potluck? Don’t worry, I didn’t put my name on it – it’s from the entire department 😛 In all honesty, even the BF enjoyed it last night and he is hard to please. This is not my recipe, it is a Pinterest find but I did make a few tweaks:
The changes that I made are increasing the liquids with the addition of the half & half, I think that having all of the noodles submerged in liquid provided a more even cook. I also added Lawry’s instead of salt for a smokier flavour, the nutmeg to sharpen up the flavours from the cheese and the red pepper for a little kick. To make it creamier, I added two more ounces of Velveeta, if you aren’t a fan of cheese food product – you can replace with cream cheese.
Whisk all of your liquids together with the spices, set aside. Lay your noodles down in your slow cooker, layer the cubed butter over top of this, followed by all of your cheeses and then your liquid mixture. Give it a good stir, put your cooker on low for about an hour – come back and give it a another good stir and let it go on low for another hour. I highly recommend fresh grated cheese as you will get more moisture from it, the noodles need a lot of liquid to cook up. If you know that your cooker runs hot, check it a few times or else you are going to get a cheese and noodle mush glob.
Super easy and pretty tasty! I hope you have a wonderful Halloween! *cue the Christmas carols*
Thanks for stopping by ❤