Jamie Oliver's meatballs and pasta - Ministry of Food

  • Published on Apr 26, 2012
  • Recipe from the Ministry of Food campaign. www.jamieoliver.com Jamie's Ministry of Food first aired on Channel4 in the UK in September 2008
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Comments • 761

  • Gulya Swift
    Gulya Swift 5 days ago


  • Todd Tomaszewski
    Todd Tomaszewski 10 days ago

    I love seeing Chef when he was a young man. I love his videos. Will definitely pass it on.

  • B T
    B T 10 days ago +2

    He doesnt allow any time for the meatballs cooking in the sauce to infuse it with flavour. You should cook the meatballs in the sauce for at least 20 minutes

    COMPILE G.A.M.E 23 days ago

    How do you like your balls?

  • Oli Warren
    Oli Warren Month ago +1


  • knuckle brawler
    knuckle brawler Month ago

    I chose to watch this in 144p

  • Tom Smith
    Tom Smith Month ago

    Tried hard to watch but the camera man seems to have a problem with keeping his camera steady ,in out round about , it made me dizzy, they all seem to be the same on professional cooking vids , drives me mad , I love to cook though I’m a beginner,I just find it extremely hard to watch, all because of the blinking camera man spoiling the whole proceedings...What is the problem with professional camera men or women.

  • Dogboy73
    Dogboy73 Month ago

    I often splash a little water on my large balls to make them nice and shiny. I also like to take snort cocaine whilst cooking.

  • Joe Jackson
    Joe Jackson Month ago

    he sounds like his balls haven't dropped

  • Buckfast Bob
    Buckfast Bob 2 months ago


  • Arthur Henrique Silva
    Arthur Henrique Silva 2 months ago

    The GOAT

  • Tyler Rafferty
    Tyler Rafferty 2 months ago

    Tom-ah-oh sauce.

  • your terminated FECKER
    your terminated FECKER 2 months ago

    i put bread crumbs in and mostly fel apart.

  • your terminated FECKER
    your terminated FECKER 2 months ago

    pucka pucka hapy days sor ed no what i mean

  • your terminated FECKER
    your terminated FECKER 2 months ago

    what does air aste like hmm maybe what ever is in the air with me its mostly farts sothas no good for pasta taste?

  • your terminated FECKER
    your terminated FECKER 2 months ago


  • your terminated FECKER
    your terminated FECKER 2 months ago

    ruined with herbs as usual

  • John Rutledge
    John Rutledge 3 months ago

    Teflon is complicated.

  • John Rutledge
    John Rutledge 3 months ago

    awesome but also- Teflon ? James ! Clay pots-- ok bruva.

  • Benn Ree
    Benn Ree 3 months ago +1


  • Shaun Allen
    Shaun Allen 3 months ago

    Enough with the crap double entendres.

  • Riki
    Riki 3 months ago

    The onion got no balls

  • Ryan Plethra
    Ryan Plethra 3 months ago

    470 Italians disliked this video, including me. I recommend Marco White video even though I love Jamie Oliver... not enough Amore in this dish 3:07 your balls haven't dropped yet??

  • TheMV1992
    TheMV1992 4 months ago

    Gino D'acampo just told me not to press while rolling the meatballs in order to not make them hard, and now Jamie is telling me to press them. I'll go with my gut and trust the italian.
    P.S.: Second, he doesn't properly mix the pasta into the sauce, in my opinion.

  • Mistah Devious
    Mistah Devious 4 months ago

    How do i like my balls?

    I want it scratched🤣

  • Spanish Lopez
    Spanish Lopez 5 months ago

    Is that dog food?

  • Vikas Biliye
    Vikas Biliye 5 months ago

    Make sure your balls are of the same size

  • Angela Mwenechanya
    Angela Mwenechanya 5 months ago

    Love your food 👏

  • Matthew
    Matthew 5 months ago

    One thing I'm confused about, is he using 2 cans of tomato SAUCE? Or is he just straight up dumping tomatoes on the meatballs?

  • Tudor-Alexandru Șcraba

    He could have just called them meatballs....but he's knows his memes

  • HexBeatz
    HexBeatz 5 months ago

    He was dying to laugh when he was asking what size do we like balls 😂😂😂

  • lordkorner
    lordkorner 5 months ago +5

    Real time my ass and so fake. Onion last seen at 3:46, thereafter never seen again. Stand up for onions rights.

  • Saviola Is God
    Saviola Is God 5 months ago


  • John Underwood
    John Underwood 5 months ago

    Could I use seasoned croutons crushed

  • Rockguy29
    Rockguy29 5 months ago

    How do you like your balls....oh I almost dropped my ball...make sure all your balls are of the same size...😂😂😂😂😂

  • Maria Makinen
    Maria Makinen 6 months ago

    N then just bash the hell out of it👍😍. Another pro. Anxiety healed. ...😂

  • Hagai Geffen
    Hagai Geffen 6 months ago

    You didnt use the onion !!!

  • 8trigrammer
    8trigrammer 7 months ago

    Please repost this at a higher resolution

  • Artur Szwec
    Artur Szwec 7 months ago

    You forgotten about onion! Spaghetti needs bigger pot to put all in at once, otherwise the end in water already cooking and second not seen water yet, that makes overcook pasta in one end when the second end will be aldente. Meat balls need salt and black pepper and have to be cooked approx. an hour to get them soft otherwise they rock hard. Go back to chool Jame.

  • maria shamim
    maria shamim 7 months ago

    I am not a chef but there are so many things wrong with this recipe. He didn't cook the sauce even properly. This sauce needs to simmer first. And onions always go! Tomato paste plus something to cut down the taste of canned tomatoes i.e. a carrot or orange peel.

  • Rosalind Catunao
    Rosalind Catunao 8 months ago

    Thank you Jamie

  • Kwenz Landah
    Kwenz Landah 8 months ago


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  • Ron Mac95
    Ron Mac95 8 months ago

    Reminds me of the AC/DC song:"big balls". Ha ha.

  • Di fang
    Di fang 9 months ago

    ....tragic and blooddebt for tony

  • baro metar
    baro metar 9 months ago

    no egg?

  • beauté Beldji
    beauté Beldji 9 months ago

    Why you didn't pût some butter in the pasta when they are ready.where is the chicken bouillon and thym you forget a inportant flavor .you're pasta is bad

  • キムマスター
    キムマスター 9 months ago +1

    "You can serve 46 people"
    Hmmmmm I think 1 will do

  • Peter Maryo
    Peter Maryo 9 months ago

    The best

  • No.6
    No.6 10 months ago

    Why is this such crap quality for goodness sake?

  • Victoria Welch
    Victoria Welch 10 months ago

    Not enough sauce

  • Rebecca O leary
    Rebecca O leary 10 months ago

    He didn’t use the Parmesan??

  • معرفه معرفه
    معرفه معرفه 10 months ago

    fantastic flavors 😍

  • AmHow Aye
    AmHow Aye 10 months ago

    censored. xd

  • just_stas
    just_stas 10 months ago

    "what size balls do you like?, Big balls,medium balks, or small balls"?

  • antonio sasso
    antonio sasso 11 months ago

    Ma che logica è questa ? La pasta con le polpette più schifosa che abbia mai visto fare. Ma va a fanculo.

  • Dee Dee
    Dee Dee 11 months ago

    Love the comments below 😂😂😂😂

  • smokey04200420
    smokey04200420 11 months ago

    What happened to the onion and oregano? He never used those.

  • Manuelita
    Manuelita 11 months ago


  • Damien Cottam
    Damien Cottam 11 months ago

    I always think pork is tastier when it comes to meatballs.

  • Alan Shearer
    Alan Shearer Year ago

    Not enough tomato

  • Food Files by Munmun

    Sir, u r awesome. Love ur channel

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  • MrItaliano1900
    MrItaliano1900 Year ago

    Hello I'm Italian, spaghetti and meatballs in Italy does not exist and never existed and never any Italian would eat that crap. This is a recipe invented by the Americans, perhaps mistakenly and thinking it was Italian. It is a recent recipe from the 1920s, if you calculate that our recipes are hundreds of years old, or thousands. The only recipe that combines meat with pasta are spaghetti alla bolognese, (meat is minced), lasagna, ravioli with meat. Meatballs in Italy exist, but they are eaten absolutely separately from spaghetti, it is another dish. Also spaghetti Alfredo in Italy do not exist.

  • Bruce Burns
    Bruce Burns Year ago

    The screen is a clear as mud .

  • Zatchary Belltucker

    Love his older stuff

  • Gigi
    Gigi Year ago

    I ‘m italian... in Italy DON’T eat spaghetti with meatballs!! the meatballs are an urban legend!!!!!!!

  • Joanne Nepia
    Joanne Nepia Year ago

    Is that a witchy orange bracelet hes wearing?

  • Daniel Gruszczyk
    Daniel Gruszczyk Year ago

    I love how Jamie can't talk about balls without cheeky smile on his face :D

  • abu zazuleikha
    abu zazuleikha Year ago

    Very great talented chef. I love you Jamie