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Mac + Cheese might be our favorite holiday's Chef Pandel's recipe

Chef Pandel's macaroni and cheese on top-rated Chicago restaurant menu

Served in small portions as an appetizer or hearty bowlfuls as a main course, mac + cheese's creamy, decadent, cheesy goodness is a holiday staple. 

Chef Pandel's mac + cheese:

16oz cavatappi pasta, par cooked

8oz heavy cream, reduced by ½

16oz cheese blend (equal parts white cheddar, jarlsberg, parmesan)

4oz garlic breadcrumbs

Preheat oven to 450.

Warm the cream and add the pasta to warm through. Add the cheese mixture (reserve 2oz) and fold into the pasta. Place the macaroni and cheese in an oven proof dish. Cover the macaroni with breadcrumbs and the remaining cheese mixture. Bake the macaroni uncovered for 8-10 minutes until golden brown. Let stand for five minutes, then serve.