Celebrity chef and Top Chef  All-Star Spike Mendelsohn Spike's Heart-Burn Free Mac N Cheese Recipe

Spike has Acid Reflux Disease.  Nearly 19 million Americans have acid reflux disease (ARD), also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which is characterized by persistent heartburn that occurs two or more days a week despite treatment and diet changes. 


Spike is launching the “Don’t Let it Burn” campaign DontLetitBurn.com, a consumer educational campaign to raise awareness and understanding about the importance of managing heartburn related to ARD.  (WE SHOULD HAVE A LINK TO WWW.DONTLETITBURN.COM)


Spike’s Heart-Burn Free Mac N Cheese Recipe:


1 pound elbow macaroni (whole wheat preferred)

2 teaspoons sea salt

2 tablespoons EVOO

1 cup Cheddar Cheese Sauce (below)

10 slices Turkey Bacon

2 cups grated Parmesan cheese

1 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs

1/2 cup minced parsley

1 tablespoon minced thyme

1 tablespoon minced rosemary

1 teaspoon minced sage


Cheddar Cheese Sauce:

2 cups 1% or skim milk