spaghetti bolognese on two plates, with sauce in a pan

Bolognese recipes

30 Recipes

Bring on the Bolognese! This delicious Italian sauce is highly versatile and can be served, not only on spaghetti, but in pasta bakes and even tacos.

The best spaghetti bolognese recipe


(569 ratings)

Our best ever spaghetti bolognese is super easy and a true Italian classic with a meaty, chilli sauce. This recipe comes courtesy of BBC Good Food user Andrew Balmer
  • 2 hours and 15 mins
  • Easy

5-a-day Bolognese


(17 ratings)

Get all five of your five-a-day with this spaghetti Bolognese. The hidden veg in the sauce makes it ideal for kids and you can freeze any leftovers
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • More effort

Healthy bolognese


(16 ratings)

This low-fat, low-calorie bolognese combines lean pork mince with fennel and cherry tomatoes to give a burst of fresh flavours and two of your five-a-day
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Easy spaghetti Bolognese


(7 ratings)

Mix pork and beef mince in this easy spaghetti bolognese that also has a splash of red wine and plenty of garlic for a filling, flavourful family supper
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Classic spaghetti Bolognese


(7 ratings)

This classic recipe stays as true to the Italian way as possible - no garlic, white wine instead of red and a little milk splashed in at the end. A great source of iron and folate
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Rich ragu


(32 ratings)

A rich, versatile meat sauce: serve it Bolognese-style with spaghetti or use it as a base for lasagne or moussaka
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • Easy

Turkey bolognese pasta bake


(68 ratings)

No need to choose between tangy tomato or creamy cheese sauce – this easy bake, with turkey mince and mascarpone, has the best of both...
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy

Courgetti bolognese


(29 ratings)

Spiralized courgettes make a healthier alternative to pasta in the classic spaghetti bolognese – use turkey mince for a low-calorie sauce...
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Quick sausage bolognese


(62 ratings)

Pasta, sauce, and sausages, what could be a better combination? The sausage meat adds great flavour to a simple dish
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Veggie bolognese


(11 ratings)

This simple spag bol with a difference is perfect for kids to help cook
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Bolognese bake


(43 ratings)

Give your bolognese a new lease of life with penne pasta and crème fraîche
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Speedy beef tacos


(3 ratings)

Use leftover sauce from our Spaghetti Bolognese with salami & basil recipe to rustle up these speedy beef tacos...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Venetian duck ragu


(72 ratings)

Cinnamon adds complexity to this slow-cooked pasta sauce, which goes perfectly with large tubular paccheri pasta, or ribbons of pappardelle
  • 2 hours and 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Big-batch bolognese


(48 ratings)

Whip up a huge batch of bolognese that's fit to feed a hungry crowd, or freeze half for a speedy midweek meal...
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Low-fat turkey bolognese


(34 ratings)

Swap your usual beef mince with turkey to reduce the fat content of this classic Italian sauce and serve with wholemeal pasta
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Tagliatelle with vegetable ragu


(39 ratings)

This veggie Bolognese-style sauce is great served with pasta and crams in three of your five-a-day
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Speedy pasta Bolognese


(20 ratings)

Why not get the kids involved in cooking too with this simple version of a classic
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Good-for-you bolognese


(23 ratings)

This delicious pasta sauce is packed with veg- but the kids will never guess
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Rösti Bolognese pie


(12 ratings)

This continental version of a classic cottage pie is a sneaky way of getting children to eat more vegetables
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy


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