Hey kids, are you ready to cook like a Demon? Here’s a favourite recipe from Christian Petracca for spaghetti bolognaise which is guaranteed to get your taste buds jumping like a specky from the great man himself!

Being a little helper in the kitchen is a great way to spend time with mum or dad and we’re certain you’ll absolutely love eating your finished creation.

Christian loves using authentic flavours in his cooking and this recipe requires plenty of fresh ingredients such as bay leaves and fresh basil, making it a super tasty meal.

Happy cooking everyone!

Christian Petracca’s Spaghetti Bolognaise

You will need:


1 tbs olive oil

2 brown onions,

2 garlic cloves, crushed

500g beef mince

½ cup tomato paste

2 x 400g cans diced tomatoes

1 tablespoon dried oregano

3 dried bay leaves

Salt & freshly ground black pepper

1/3 cup fresh basil, loosely packed, coarsely chopped

375g pasta

Parmesan, to serve


Measuring spoon – 1 tablespoon

Measuring cup

Sharp vegetable knife

Large saucepan

Measuring scales

Wooden spoon


Cheese grater


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stir until onion softens. Add the mince and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up any lumps, until the mince changes colour.
  2. Add the tomato paste, tomato, oregano and bay leaves, and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour or until sauce thickens. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water following packet directions until al dente. Drain.
  4. Divide the pasta among bowls and spoon over bolognaise sauce. Grate over the parmesan and add a few basil leaves and serve immediately.


Knives are sharp and stove tops are hot – make sure you have a grown up with you to help with cutting and using the stove top.

 christian petracca

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