Slow cooker broccoli mac and cheese

At last, slow cooker broccoli mac and cheese that I have been waiting to make for a while now. This recipe is genius if I say so myself. A healthy new technique on how to cook broccoli and added to recipes.

Slow cooker broccoli mac and cheese | Eat Good 4 Life

Finally a couple of days ago I got around to trying the slow cooker mac and cheese I have been wanting to try for a while. It was all an experiment that I wished it did turn out a winner recipe… and so it did!

My husband raved about this recipe so many times that I don’t know if he was being nice or really the recipe was that good. He said it was a fantastic tasty recipe and he loved the fact that the broccoli was minced since it was much easier to eat that way. Perfect for the kids too!

I was surprised at how fast the recipe cooked on the slow cooker. I placed the slow cooker on high for 2 hours and that is all it took. After cooking the mac and cheese for two hours, the broccoli followed. To cook the broccoli only took another 20 minutes so all in all about 2 1/2 hours. I am sure you could cook this slow cooker broccoli mac and cheese recipe on low for 4 hours if you need it more time. Then the broccoli will also need another 30 minutes or so.

I used a couple of my favorite cheeses for my slow cooker broccoli mac and cheese but you can use combination of your choice.

I have many other recipes on my to do list for recipe development I want to try. I hope they all turn out as good as this one. Today I am attempting a gluten free lemon poke cake so lets see how that goes.

I am going to be developing other recipes using this broccoli minced method but for now I leave you with this simple recipe I hope you like.

Enjoy!

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Slow cooker broccoli mac and cheese | Eat Good 4 Life

Slow cooker broccoli mac and cheese | Eat Good 4 Life

Slow cooker broccoli mac and cheese | Eat Good 4 Life

Slow cooker broccoli mac and cheese | Eat Good 4 Life

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Slow cooker broccoli mac and cheese

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 8 servings

Total Time: 2 1/2 hours

Ingredients:

 

Directions:

Place all the ingredients in the slow cooker, except the broccoli and arrowroot powder, mix through and set the slow cooker on high for 2 hours. Alternatively you can place the slow cooker on low for 4 hours. (I stirred the mixture two times while cooking)

Place the broccoli on a food processor and pulse until minced, about 20 seconds. Set aside.

Add the broccoli and arrowroot powder in the slow cooker, stir and cook for an additional 20 minutes on high. Serve immediately with some extra gorgonzola cheese.

NOTE: I did stir the mac and cheese a couple of times while cooking. I don't know if this is necessary but I wanted all the elbow macaroni to get coated with the milk and cheese. You can also use any other cheese mixture of your choice.

Some people have complained that they needed less time to cook the past because theirs become to soft with 2 hours. Watch the pasta and see how it is doing after 1 hour on high and 2 hours on low!!

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3 comments

  1. Hi Miryam — I’m a fellow Westfield resident but I found your blog the long way around. I am a member of Union County Holistic Moms and recently attended their annual conference. At the conference I signed Jamie Oliver’s petition which also added me to his email list. I saw his most recent email with his blogs of the month and happened to click on yours. What a great surprise to see that you also live in Westfield :)

    I’ve browsed through your blog a little and love your recipes. We are a vegetarian family so I am happy to see so many veg recipes. Even though I am (was) a culinary professional, I can always use a little inspiration.

    I just wanted to stop in and say hi! and maybe I’ll see you around town.

    Amy

  2. Hi Amy,
    so excited you found my blog through the Jamie Olive cite. Actually very excited as well that you live in Westfield, hopefully we will get to run into each other soon :-)

    Vegetarian, cool. I was a lacto ovo vegetarian for 19 years (yes to eggs, fish and dairy, couldn’t do with out :-) We do eat meat sometimes but not to often and up until this date I only eat chicken, organic though! and once every two months or so…

    Anyhow, thanks for stopping by and hope to see you soon :-)

  3. I absolutely LOVE roasted broccoli (all roasted veggies, really!). Hopefully you gain some new roasted veggie lovers thanks to this post!

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