Slow Cooker Steak Mac and Cheese. This must try delicious slow cooker recipe is all about leftovers and a cheap family meal. Featuring leftover steak and leftover mac and cheese this is a slow cooker cheesy steak pasta favourite.
We originally shared this leftover steak mac and cheese recipe in early 2018 and decided to update it for you today and make it into slow cooker steak mac and cheese. We hope you like the updated version.
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One Pot Steak Mac And Cheese
When I originally shared my one pot mac and cheese recipe with you, it was never a planned recipe.
We had been grocery shopping and picked up some reduced price, clearance sticker frying steak and a cheap bag of macaroni. The price of the two items was less than $2.00.
Here is the original picture I took of them three years ago:
The idea was that I could slice up the steak, cook the pasta and then add in some cheese and wine from the pantry. It would make a great cheap family dinner.
Plus, it was absolutely delicious too 😊
I often do this when I am cooking. Get as many clearance deals as I can find and then make something yummy and reheat the leftovers.
There are many family meals that I make that cost less than $0.50 per person. If memory serves me correctly this original one pot steak mac and cheese cost just $3 or because we had leftovers from our leftovers it worked out at $0.30 per serving.
When I was making our no boil slow cooker mac and cheese, we had leftovers and instead of making steak mac and cheese, we wanted to show you today how to repurpose your leftovers to make an alternative meaty macaroni dish.
Leftover Steak Mac And Cheese
I have two main ingredients that I am using today:
Leftover mac and cheese – Its amazing how quickly mac and cheese fills you up and us Milner’s always have plenty leftover. You can put them to one side and use them in a leftover meal. ~
Spare Steak – I often cook steak in the air fryer and end up with a slice that is too long and will trim the end off. I often also end up with some steak that I didn’t use up (usually braising) and will put it together in a freezer bag and use it in this recipe when I have enough.
Then this can be paired with regular mac and cheese ingredients such as macaroni, garlic, plenty of cheese and your favourite seasonings.
What I do find, is when I make a leftover mac and cheese, that every ingredient I have in and I use what I already have.
It is also a fantastic opportunity to clear out your fridge and use up your leftovers.
Does Steak Go With Mac And Cheese?
Yes, it does. Steak and mac and cheese are meant to be together. The steak gives fantastic flavour to the macaroni cheese and you can cook them together easily in the slow cooker.
You can also follow our slow cooker mac and cheese recipe and just add in steak if you don’t have leftover pasta to use up.
How To Make Steak Mac And Cheese?
You are probably wondering how do you cook steak mac and cheese in a slow cooker. Well, it’s a lot easier than you would think:
- Brown the steak first.
- Mix everything in the slow cooker.
- Slow cook and stir.
There is a little bit more to a slow cooker steak mac and cheese, but that is the basics.
4 Cheese Steak Mac N Cheese
Love your cheese? Then increase the amount of cheeses that you use in this dish. I have used my two favourite pasta cheeses (grated cheddar and Philadelphia) but you could turn it into a 4 cheese steak mac and cheese.
Here are a few other cheese suggestions that go amazingly well steak mac n cheese:
- Red Leicester
- Double Gloucester
Slow Cooker Steak Mac And Cheese
Steak Mac And Cheese (with leftovers):
- Brown your steak in your slow cooker with extra virgin olive oil and then stir in garlic puree. Drain off any excess fat.
- Either load up ingredients from the leftover’s ingredients list or the no leftovers. Then stir. Cook for 60 minutes on high, then stir.
- Cook for 2 more hours on high before serving.