Will Ferrell is a man who wears many hats, but one of his most famous is his pointy Elf cap donned in the eponymous 2003 contemporary Christmas classic. Will I be imbued with holiday cheer upon my first bite, or will my face cringe into an unrecognizable James Caan-like countenance?




For Buddy’s Pasta:

  • Spaghetti
  • Tomato sauce
  • Chocolate chips
  • M&Ms
  • 1 fudge Pop-Tart
  • Marshmallows
  • Maple syrup
  • Caramel sauce
  • Chocolate sauce

For Babish’s Pasta:

  • A pinch of salt
  • Spaghetti
  • Tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • A drizzle of olive oil


For Buddy's Pasta:

  1. Boil water and cook spaghetti according to package.
  2. Toss pasta in tomato sauce.
  3. Top pasta with a handful of chocolate chips and a handful of M&Ms. Crumble the fudge poptart on top. Top the pasta with a handful of marshmallows, a glug of syrup, some caramel sauce, and some chocolate sauce.

For Babish's Pasta:

  1. Salt and boil water. Add pasta to water. Cook the pasta so it is slightly underdone.
  2. In a pan, heat tomato sauce over medium-high heat until bubbling.
  3. Drain pasta and add to sauce. Give it a good flip and add butter. Melt and incorporate butter. Drizzle in some olive oil and toss to combine. Plate and enjoy.