The TikTok 'Spaghetti Nightmare' That's Haunting Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay is everywhere. This Scottish-born celebrity chef just doesn't stop to take a break. In 2022 alone, he's had countless hours of television on air, showing up in "Gordon, Gino & Fred's Road Trip," "Next Level Chef," "Future Food Stars," "MasterChef Junior," and "MasterChef USA" (via IMDb). He also appeared in "The Savoy," a docuseries about the world-famous hotel where he opened a new restaurant after the pandemic lockdown, per The Telegraph. There's even a new season of his mega-popular cooking competition show coming up soon: "Hell's Kitchen" Season 21 will air on September 29 this year.

Somehow, the chef still finds time to entertain himself on TikTok. It's common for users of the social media platform to film themselves making a dish, only to have their final result critiqued online by Ramsay himself. The chef usually reacts incredulously to culinary catastrophes, but there are also some hidden gems in which he's actually impressed by people's recipes, as recently happened with user @bbqandbottles' elegant and perfectly cooked beef Wellington recipe. Today, however, we're talking about a recent TikTok culinary demonstration that had Ramsay feeling haunted.

Ramsay was shocked by this sweet spaghetti recipe

TikTok user Rachel Cohen (@3rocky4) posted a video that's been dubbed a "spaghetti nightmare" by chef Ramsay. Cohen's kids had apparently said they don't like spaghetti, so she cooked them some pasta and topped it with ketchup, whipped cream, peanut butter, caramel sauce, and sprinkles. Of course, Ramsay was flabbergasted and responded with his usual trio of no's, adding, "That's spaghetti nightmares!"

In the beginning of the duet video, Ramsay first responded to Cohen's remark about her kids' disapproval of spaghetti by suggesting that she make "a light tomato sauce," perhaps referencing a simple marinara sauce recipe made with San Marzano tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, and basil. Of course, that's not how the rest of the video went down. (Insider reported that the chef has said Greek cuisine is better than Italian, so this spaghetti nightmare could just be karma coming back to him for that statement.)

TikTok users were quick to comment on the video with things like, "I would cry if my mom gave me this," and "Buddy the elf would approve," referring to the "Elf" scene in which Buddy assembles breakfast with a plate full of spaghetti, maple syrup, and marshmallows. We do hope the kids liked the sweet spaghetti, but in a few years, they may want to learn how to eat spaghetti like a true Italian.