WannaRub Crocked Mac & Cheese


  • 8 oz. natural white sharp cheddar, shredded
  • 8 oz. natural white mild cheddar, shredded (substitute cheese to taste)
  • ½ c. sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 c. melted butter
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
  • 2 cups whole milk or half and half
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard
  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni (2 cups) uncooked
  • 2-3 T. WannaRub
  • BBQ Sauce - your favorite


Combine grated cheeses in a bowl, set aside. Saute chopped onions in ¼ c. melted butter over medium heat until opaque.

In large bowl, whisk together eggs, ¼ c. melted butter, both milks, salt, dry mustard, and WannaRub. Stir in pasta, cooked onions, and 3 cups of cheese mixture. Mix well and pour mixture into a lightly greased 3-quart slow cooker; sprinkle with ¾ cup cheese mixture, saving ¼ cup when cooking time is finished. Cover and cook on low for 3 – 4 hours but check after 2-1/2 hours. If more time is needed, check every 20 minutes for doneness. If using large oval crockpot, cooking time will be approximately 2 hours.

topping ingredients

  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 T. WannaRub
  • ½ c. Panko crumbs
  • ½ c. crushed crispy onions

Topping preparation

Melt butter in saute pan over medium heat, add Panko crumbs and stir until crumbs toast a bit.  Then add crispy onions and rub seasoning.  Stir well to incorporate. When Mac & Cheese is finished cooking, sprinkle on ¼ c. cheese mixture and crumbs on top and slightly push down into mixture.

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