1CanCheddar Cheese Soup, Condensed , 10.5 Ounce Can
1CanRotel Diced Tomatoes with Mild Green Chiles, 10 Ounce Can
1CanFire Roasted Diced Mild Green Chiles, 4 Ounce Can
2CupsSharp Cheddar Cheese, Shredded and Divided
½PoundMacaroni or Pasta, Uncooked
In a large 6 quart slow cooker, whisk together the condensed cheddar cheese soup, sour cream, Rotel diced tomatoes, fire roasted green chiles, and water. Add the entire contents of each can and do not drain.
Stir in the macaroni and 1 cup of the shredded sharp cheddar cheese. Reserve the remaining 1 cup of cheese for later. Cover the slow cooker with the lid and cook on low for 3 hours.
Remove the lid and stir the macaroni and cheese. Sprinkle the top with the reserved 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese. Recover with the lid and continue to cook for 1 hour.
OPTIONAL - If desired, add crushed croutons on top of the layer of shredded cheese, before proceeding to continue to cook for 1 hour.
Serve and Enjoy!
My Top TipsMany times, I have a left-over partial box of uncooked pasta. Instead of keeping multiple individual partial boxes of pasta, I keep all kinds of leftover pasta that have the same cooking time in a large storage container. The variety of shapes is fun to use in pasta dishes.Although the cooking time is 4 hours, this dish can remain in the slow cooker up to a total of 6 hours on low.AdditionsYou can change up the flavor by adding any of the following choices. However, you should not add more than a total of two cups of additions:
1 Large Can of Chicken, drained.
2 Cups of Shredded Cooked Chicken
1 Large Can of Solid White Albacore Tuna, drained
1 Cup of Crispy French Fried Onions
1 Cup of Fresh or Frozen Corn Kernels
SubstitutionsMake this macaroni and cheese spicier or change up the soup and macaroni for what you prefer or have on hand in the pantry:
Rotel Mild Tomatoes - Substitute the "Original" for more spice or the "Hot" for real heat.
Mild Green Chiles - Substitute "Fire Roasted" for a smokier flavor or amp up the heat with a spicier chile.
Cheddar Cheese Condensed Soup - Substitute Cream of Chicken, Cream of Mushroom, or any other "cream" variety you like.
Macaroni Pasta - Any hearty pasta is fantastic! Penne, rigatoni, and cellentani pasta are all excellent choices and are interchangeable for macaroni in this recipe.
♥ This recipe is courtesy of Donalyn Bussear. Thank you Donalyn!