Jamie Oliver shares a clip of his son whipping up a tuna pasta

Eat your heart out Brooklyn Beckham! Jamie Oliver’s son Buddy, 10, whips up a tuna pasta dish – and fans are wowed by the result

  • Jamie Oliver posted a clip of his son Buddy, 10, making tuna pasta on Instagram
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Jamie Oliver’s son Buddy impressed fans this week after the celebrity chef shared a video of the 10-year-old whipping up a tuna pasta dish on Instagram.

In a clip which was shared on the star’s social media yesterday, Buddy was in high spirits as he made a ‘super easy’ tuna pasta recipe, which he said was ‘delicious.’

The 10-year-old showed off his knife skills as he chopped up leek and garlic for the recipe, before adding a tin of tomatoes and tuna, and cooking the pasta.

Sharing the clip, which was branded ‘Cooking Buddies’, Jamie wrote: ‘Who’s on #HalfTerm this week? My boy Buddy has a load of delicious recipes for you and the kids to get stuck into over on my website like this super easy tuna pasta…he gets his love of pasta from his dad haha.’

Many of the chef’s followers were blown away by the video, with one writing: ‘I think he might be following in Daddy’s footsteps, but with his own style. I like it!’

Jamie Oliver’s son Buddy impressed fans this week after the celebrity chef shared a video of the 10-year-old whipping up a tuna pasta dish on Instagram

Sharing the clip, which was branded ‘Cooking Buddies’, Jamie said his son got his love of pasta from his father 

Meanwhile another wrote: ‘You are definitely son of your father.’ 

A third added: ‘Knife skills better than most adults!’

A fourth commented he was a ‘mini Jamie’, while another wrote: ‘He’s a natural.’

At the start of the video, an enthusiastic Buddy said: ‘Hi guys, it’s me Buddy and today I’m going to show you how to make one of my favourite dishes –  tuna pasta.

‘The thing is I’ve never made it before and we’re just going to see how it goes. And you’re going to come with me!’

He explained he was going to chop up a leek, using a ‘tap chopping’ method, saying: ‘You want nice thin slices.’

He then used a ‘cross-chop method’ to chop the leeks into smaller pieces, adding the chunks to an oily pan.

He added a chilli, explaining: ‘After I’ve chopped the chilli, I’m going to wash my hands, because once I was on a trip once and I touched a chilli and touched my eyes.

Meanwhile many  of Jamie’s fans praised the 10-year-old in the video, with some calling him ‘a natural’ in the kitchen 

‘It did not work out, I can’t say it was the best thing that ever happened to me.’

Impersonating his mother with a high-pitched voice, he said: ‘My mum told me not to do it, she was like, “No Buddy, don’t do that! It’s not a good idea!”‘

The 10-year-old added his garlic to the pan, saying: ‘You can see all the leeks and chilli have carmalised, but be careful at this stage because you don’t want to get burnt.’

He added a tin of tomatoes, pouring them into his hands and squeezing the tomatoes to release their juices.

He said: ‘We’re now going to add the tuna, we’re going to flake it into here.’

In the clip, the 10-year-old could be seen carefully slicing a leek and offering cooking tips to Jamie’s fans 

He went on to whip together the tuna dish, before adding spaghetti to a pan, calling the meal ‘lovely’ 

Buddy added a pinch of pepper and a little water, before cooking his spaghetti, saying: ‘The pasta will naturally soften.’

After draining the pasta, and pouring it into the sauce, he said: ‘Lovely, lovely lovely.’

He mixed up the pasta and sauce, before putting the meal onto a plate. He added: ‘Don’t be mean to me in the comments!’

The 10-year-old cheekily wiped the side of the plate using his sleeve, before grating parmesan onto the top of the dish.

He said: ‘Let’s try it! This is definitely better than Dads.’  

Buddy is one of celebrity chef Jamie’s five children whom he shares with his wife Jools and appears to share his love of cooking 

The video was praised by Jamie’s followers, with even A-lister Jennifer Anniston liking the clip. 

Jamie shares four other children with his wife Jools, Poppy, 20, Daisy, 19, Petal, 13, and River, six, were seen laughing while lying on a bed together. 

Buddy isn’t the only celebrity child to try his hand at cooking in recent weeks. 

David and Victoria Beckham’s son Brooklyn has been cooking for Instagram videos over the past few years as he shares basic tips with his followers on meals such as burgers and sandwiches.     

Buddy’s tuna pasta 


  • 1 leek
  • ½ a fresh chilli , optional
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 x 400 g tin of quality plum tomatoes
  • 1 x 80 g tin of tuna in spring water , from sustainable sources
  • 130 g dried spaghetti
  • 2 sprigs of fresh basil
  • Parmesan cheese , to serve


  • Halve, wash and finely slice the white part of the leek (save the green leafy part for making stock or soup). Halve, deseed and finely chop the chilli (if using), and peel and finely chop the garlic.
  • Place a large non-stick frying pan on a medium heat with ½ a tablespoon of olive oil. Add the chopped veg to the pan and cook for 5 minutes, or until softened, stirring regularly.
  • Scrunch in the tomatoes (or break them up with a wooden spoon). Quarter-fill the tin with water, swirl it around to pick up the last bits of tomato and pour it into the pan.
  • Drain and flake in the tuna, then add a pinch of black pepper and a tiny pinch of sea salt. Bring to the boil, then turn the heat down and leave to simmer, stirring regularly, while you cook your pasta.
  • Cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling salted water according to the packet instructions, then drain, reserving a mugful of the starchy cooking water.
  • Add the pasta to the sauce, pour in a little of the reserved pasta water to help the sauce stick, then stir well over the heat.
  • Use tongs to divide the pasta between your bowls. Pick and finely slice the basil leaves, then scatter over the top, and serve with a good grating of Parmesan cheese.



– Use spring or regular onion instead of the leek, if you prefer. 

– Use any pasta shape you fancy – penne, fusilli or bow tie pasta would all be delicious!

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