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10 steps to the best spaghetti Bolognese


We have 10 tips to making the ultimate spaghetti Bolognese in an easy infographic. This amped-up Italian comfort food is sure to become a family favourite.


With just a few extra ingredients and inventive methods, we've given this popular family dish a makeover to take it to the next level and achieve pasta perfection. You can also read the full recipe for next level spaghetti Bolognese where we've broken down the method, step by step. Pick up a few more handy hints in our guide on how to make spaghetti Bolognese.


For example, you can create irresistable depth of flavour by simply finishing the cooking of the pasta, gently, over a low heat in the sauce. This Italian technique called 'spadellare' allows the pasta to become well coated in the rich Bolognese flavours, while in turn the starch from the pasta thickens the sauce.

To make this recipe go further, you can cook a big batch of the sauce and freeze for another day. Or mix it up and use it as the base for a lasagne or pasta bake such as our Bolognese, crème fraîche & penne.

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