This post is Sponsored by Gorton's. All opinions are my own.
With school back in session sometimes it is too easy to fall into the trap of "choose your own" dinners, cereal, or just throwing together whatever you can make in a hurry. It is only when I take the few minutes to create a menu plan that I realized there are many great meals that can be made in a hurry that taste great and that kids love. With Gorton's it is easy to make a delicious seafood meal at home any night of the week. Crock Pots really are a gift to parents. Throw delicious ingredients in and hours later you have a delicious meal! We love our Easy Crock Pot Mac and Cheese because it is fast to make and adding the fish sticks to the top adds a delicious texture and flavor my kids love. We love the fresh-caught, perfectly seasoned and totally real flavor of Gorton’s Seafood.
16 oz. noodles (your choice I prefer fun shaped)
2 cups cheddar cheese
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
8 oz cream cheese (cubed)
12 oz evaportaed milk
3 cups milk
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
1/2 t. Italian seasoning
30 Gorton's Fish Sticks
Add all of the ingredients (minus Fish Sticks) to your crock pot in the following order: Noodles, Shredded cheese, parmesan cheese, cubed cream cheese and seasonings. Pour evaporated milk and milk over the top. Cook on low for 2 hours. After about 45 minutes I opened lid and stirred everything together.
Preheat your oven to 475 degrees and scoop your Crock Pot Mac and Cheese into an oven safe cooking dish. Using kitchen scissors, cut Gorton's Fish Sticks into bite sized pieces and cover your Mac and Cheese completely. We used about 30 fish sticks but you can use more or less depending on how many people you are serving.
If you have trouble cutting the fish sticks in bite sized pieces, let them thaw for about 5 minutes before cutting. Put your Easy Crock Pot Mac and Cheese with Fish Stick Bites into the oven and bake for 14 minutes. Remove and serve immediately. This Easy Crock Pot Mac and Cheese with Fish Stick Bites is easy to make and the perfect marriage between two of kids favorite foods. Mac and Cheese and Fish Sticks. I have found that my kids ask me weekly to make this meal for them because it is full of flavor and absolutely delicious. With our busy back to school schedules, Gorton's can help save the day with their delicious products, including Original Batter Tenders, Popcorn Shrimp, and, of course, the Crunchy Breaded Fish Sticks.
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