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Beer N Brat Mac N Cheese

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Seeing a recipe for a Dip on FB, I thought we’d use Idea and turn it into a Mac. 

4 Jalapeno Cheddar Brats (Or Favorite Brat)
1/2T Butter
1.5 cans Pilsner Light Beer
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/2tsp Garlic Powder

Up to 2/3c Reserved Beer Broth (Above)(I use 2/3c)
1/2c canned Evaporated Milk
Up to 2+3/4c Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
Brats, cut up
3T REAL Bacon Pieces
3T Fresh Onion, minced
1/2T Grated Parmesan Cheese (Store shelf kind)
1/4tsp Dried Thyme

About 1/2 Pkg. (3c COOKED) Dried 3 Cheese Tortellini Noodles (Cooked in Water with Pinch of Sea Salt + 1/2tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil)

Bring: Beer, Butter, Brats, Salt, Garlic Powder to a boil. Boil for about 10 minutes, or so.
In sauce pan, add 2/3c reserved Beer Broth, Milk, Cheese, Brats, Bacon Pieces, Onions, Parm. Cheese, and Thyme. Stir frequently til nice and melted.
Boil Noodles with Sea Salt and Oil. Add about 3c COOKED noodles to Cheese.
I have yet to try, but, you could replace Sea Salt with Broth Cube (Crushed). We liked as was, so keeping it.
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Bacon Mock N Cheese (Cheesy Bacon Cauliflower Mac N Cheese)

Low Carb Mock N Cheese


Lower Carbs
1.5T Butter
1+1/4c Milk
5T Real Bacon Bits
1/2tsp Grated Parmesan Cheese (Store shelf kind) + Seasoning cauliflower
2c Italian Shredded Cheese (6 Cheese or Quattro)*
1/8tsp Sea Salt + Seasoning cauliflower
1/4 tsp Pepper
1/4tsp Sage Powder
1-1.5 bag frozen Cauliflower*

Butter spray pan, add in cauliflower. Season cauliflower with PINCH of sea salt + good shakes of Parm. Cheese. Bake 450 for 30-45minutes. Light flip halfway thro.
In sauce pan, add in rest (I melt butter first). Heat and stir til saucy. Add in bacon bits. Cook few more minutes. Cover set aside til cauliflower is lightly browned. Add cauliflower to sauce, reheat a minute. Serve.

(I bake cauliflower to give some solidness.)
*Cheese is combination of Mozzarella, Asiago, Provolone, Parmesan, etc. (But, those 4 are main, if can’t find). *Also, you can choose to use noodles. Just boil, drain well, add to sauce!

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Coconut Shrimp (Or Chicken) Mac N Cheese

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1/2lb. Shrimp, detailed deveined (Or 2 Chicken Breasts)*
1 13.5oz UNsweetened can Coconut Milk
8oz. Velveeta, cubed
1T Butter
1.5c Mild Shredded Cheddar Cheese
2T Grated Parmesan Cheese (Store Shelf Kind)
1/8tsp Nutmeg
1/4tsp Paprika
1/4tsp Corner’s Market Sweet Pepper and Onion Powder*
1/2c Frozen Peas (Add Last Hour)
2.5c Medium Shell Noodles (Equals 3.5c cooked)
1 Chicken Broth Cube (For Boiling Noodles)
Light sprinkle of Bread Crumbs (Herb/Garlic, Italian worked) *OPTIONAL
Light sprinkle of Coconut Flakes *OPTIONAL

Butter crock pot. Add all ingredients, EXCEPT Peas. Cook on Low 4 hours, stirring frequently. (I don’t let mine boil. My warm is hot enough to cook on my crock. So, I do half and half.)
Bring Water and 1 crushed Chicken Broth Cube to a boil. Boil Noodles. Once done, drain well. Add Noodles to Sauce until you get the Sauce/Noodle consistency desired. Stir. Eat as is, OR:
OPTIONAL: Add to baking dish. Sprinkle LIGHTLY with Bread Crumbs and Coconut Flakes. Bake, or place under broiler til browned. About 1-2minutes.

*Notes: Corner Market’s Sweet Pepper and Onion Season was found at Fleet Farm. Has a sweet taste.
Also, Sauteing Shrimp prior to adding, is optional.

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Chillin Mac-A-Cheesin (Chili Mac N Cheese)

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8 oz. Velveeta
1.5c Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
1T Butter
1/2 T Mustard Powder
1/2 tsp Paprika
1/4 tsp Chili Powder
1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1.5c Milk
1/2 Turkey Link, diced
1/2 can Hormel Chili with Beans
1/2c Fresh Cherry Tomatoes, halved
3 cups COOKED Shell noodles (Add Later)
–1 Beef Broth Cube (For noodles)

Butter crock lightly. Add all except cooked noodles. Cook on low, stirring frequently, for 4 hours. Separately, with 1 broth cube in the water, cook noodles. Drain noodles. Add 3c cooked noodles to crock.
***You can choose to add shredded cheese and milk last hour. As some find it curdles. I add all at beginning and stir often. I have yet to have a problem. I read it may curdle if it boils, or is cooked too long. So, low temp helps.

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Soup-A-Roni (Mac N Cheese Soup)

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5c Water
5 Chicken Broth Cubes
1T Butter
8oz Velveeta, cubed
2c Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
1/4c Grated Parmesan
1/2T Mustard Powder
1/4tsp Paprika
1/4tsp Chili Powder
1/4tsp Red Pepper Flakes
2 Celery Stalks, sliced
1c carrots, sliced (Or Frozen Sliced Carrots- Added last hr.)
1/2c Frozen Peas (Added last Hr.)
1 cup milk (Added last Hr.)
1.5c (Dry) Macaroni Noodles. COOKED Separately in Water w/ 1 Chicken Broth Cube (Drain well, add to crock last hour)

Add in all, EXCEPT 2c chedd. cheese, milk, peas, and pre cooked noodles. Stir frequently cooking on LOW 4-6hrs. About 1 hour prior to serving, add those in. Stirring frequently.
*** You can choose to add in shredd. cheese the last hour. I don’t, and it’s fine.

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