Macaroni & Cheese for a crowd
- 1 16 oz. box elbow macaroni
- 1/2 cup salted butter
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 5 cups milk
- 4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
adding 4 minutes to longest suggested cooking time. This will make your Mac & Cheese more tender.
Meanwhile place crock into oven then preheat oven to 350 degrees leaving crock to heat up with the oven.
In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Then blend in flour, salt & pepper; gradually whisking in milk. Add cheese and stir until cheese is melted. In a very large bowl mix together cheese mixture with cooked pasta.
Remove preheated crock with hot pads and be careful not to get burned. Spray crock with cooking spray; add Mac & Cheese to crock.
Place crock back into the oven and bake for 45 minutes. Then remove from oven and stir mixture together well, you will notice some separation; place crock into heating element and turn onto warm setting. This will feed a large crowd and stays hot in the crockpot. A great make ahead side for a get together.