Slow-Cooker Mac and Cheese with Smoked Gouda

Wisconsin Cheese Slow-Cooker Mac and Cheese with Smoked Gouda  Recipe
Active Time
30 Minutes



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Gouda can be used in this recipe.


  1. Place pasta into a greased 6-quart slow cooker. Pour in cream and evaporated milk. Stir in the salt, pepper and paprika. Dot with butter.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 1 hour. Stir and check pasta for doneness. Cover and cook for 30-60 minutes or until pasta is al dente. Gradually stir in gouda. Cover and cook for 15-30 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
  3. Meanwhile, heat oven to 400┬░F. Place greased wire racks on two aluminum foil-lined rimmed baking sheets.
  4. Arrange bacon strips in a single layer on waxed paper. Rub each with brown sugar. Place bacon on wire racks, taking care not to overlap. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until crisp. Cool completely. Chop bacon into pieces.
  5. Spoon mac and cheese into serving bowls. Top with bacon.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

This raw milk, farmstead gouda cheese is handcrafted, aged and gently smoked over natural hickory wood. The cheese is rich and flavorful.

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