Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Crock Pot Pepperoni Macaroni & Cheese

Fall is just around the corner and that makes me want to break out my crock pot and make something warm & hearty to eat.  And, I'm happy to be blogging today for Red Gold Tomatoes and tell you about the big "2 A Day Crock Pot Give-a-way" they have going on their facebook page and offer you a giveaway on this blog as well.  So to get things started I'm sharing a recipe you can make in your crock pot with some Red Gold Diced Tomatoes.  This recipe for Pepperoni Macaroni & Cheese is sure to spruce up your traditional mac-n-cheese recipe and moves the dish from being a side dish to a main entree'.  The creaminess of the cheese along with the spice in the pepperoni was a hit at our house.

2 cups pasta of choice, uncooked
3 T. butter
8 oz. american processed cheese, cubed
8 oz. cream cheese, cubed
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 cup milk
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
1 ( oz.) pkg. of sliced pepperoni
1 (14. 5 oz) can of Red Gold Diced Tomatoes, drained
1. Place the uncooked pasta in the bottom of a greased crock pot (or use a liner).
2. Add butter, cheeses, mustard, milk, whipping cream and pepperoni.
3. Stir until thoroughly mixed.
4. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours; stirring occasionally.
5. A half hour before done, add tomatoes and stir one last time.
Makes 8 servings.
And now on to the giveaway I'm hosting on this blog that Red Gold is sponsoring.  One lucky winner will receive a Red Gold Prize Pack with an assortment of canned Red Gold products, wooden spoon and apron.  Everything you need to get started on your own fall crock pot recipes.  Simply click on the rafflecopter widget below to enter.  Contest will run 9/17/14 through 9/20/14.  Winner will be announced on this blog on 9/21/14 and must be a US resident.  Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or risk forfeit.

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And be sure to stop by Red Gold's Facebook page to enter their contest for your chance to win one of two crock pots that they are giving away every day, and visit their webpage for more slow cooker recipes!

Thanks to Red Gold for sending me samples of their products to use in this blog post and for sponsoring the giveaway.  All photos and opinions shared on this blog are my own.  


Jessica B said...

In the winter we use it once/week...

Leslie said...

I was just commenting on another blog on how I've been using the crap out of my crock. This recipe sounds fantastic. My family would love it.

Alina Hahn said...

I used to use it a ton and need to start using it more. I tend to use it more in the colder months. We always make breakfast in it on Christmas Eve so it cooks at night and we don't have to worry about breakfast Christmas morning.

Life Is What It's Called said...

I was using it a lot, but we stopped. We don't think its heating properly anymore.

janetfaye said...

I use my crockpot once or twice a month.

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