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First time I did this and doubled the recipe. Followed it exactly. Mind you we are in germany and the crock pot is SUPER hot even on low. Was worried the pasta was going to be over done by 2 hours but it didn’t. Thank goodness!! So happy it worked out. Bummed that we didn’t finish all of it.
The cheese “siezed up” looks very grainy. I shaved all the cheese from block form. No idea what happened. Taste is good.
Thanks for the feedback, Linda! Glad that it at least tasted good!
Didn’t like this one. Much prefer making it on the stovetop or in the oven where I have more control over getting the pasta to be al dente. This just seemed like more work. Also, I thought the sauce had a weird stickiness to it.
That’s fair Julie! Sorry it didn’t work out for you. You are right that the stovetop gives you more control on the doneness of the pasta. Thanks for reporting back!
It’s a sticky mess! Followed the directions exactly, added more milk and stirred! That helped – won’t try again.
Sorry it didn’t work out for you. It can be tricky to nail down based on slow cooker, pasta, and brand of cheese even. We tested the recipe across multiple slow cookers and in different kitchens and tried to address all the concerns. Mostly when we had issues with the sauce, it meant that we needed to add MORE liquid OR that the pasta was way overcooked. Feel free to email me if you want to try it again and I can try to help! Good luck!
Long time fan of Nick & Elise. It was because of that trust that I decided to make any kind of pasta in the crockpot for the first time with this recipe. Things I knew: My crockpot runs hot. So I checked it before 90 minutes and sure enough the noodles were done. The other thing is I sent my husband to the store and I would not have picked the cheese brand he bought. I didn’t love the flavor of this brand of sharp cheddar. (It was oddly too sweet.) Also because the noodles cooked so fast in my hot crock pot, I don’t think they absorbed as much sauce as they were meant to and in turn I had a lot of cheesy sauce that felt like it needed more noodles. What I’m saying is this recipe is really good, but small variables matter. I don’t think I’d make it again (stovetop works best for me), but it was tasty and super easy.
This recipe looks great except I can’t take the taste of evaporated milk. Would this
work with half and half?
Hey Brenda, in theory yes. But in practice I have to admit that I haven’t tried it. You’d have to keep an eye on it probably. Report back if you give it a shot!