spaghetti bolognese on two plates, with sauce in a pan

Bolognese recipes

31 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.

617 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
17 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 20 mins
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55 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A classic with a few added extras, everyone loves a good spag bol

50 mins
Easy
17 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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
7 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 20 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 10 mins
Easy
33 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A rich, versatile meat sauce: serve it Bolognese-style with spaghetti or use it as a base for lasagne or moussaka

1 hr and 55 mins
Easy
77 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 30 mins
Easy
28 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Spiralized courgettes make a healthier alternative to pasta in the classic spaghetti bolognese – use turkey mince for a low-calorie sauce

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
65 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

20 mins
Easy
11 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

This simple spag bol with a difference is perfect for kids to help cook

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
57 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

A filling, cheesy bake that is great for lunch the nex day – if there's any left!

35 mins
Easy
46 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Give your bolognese a new lease of life with penne pasta and crème fraîche

25 mins
Easy
3 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

Use leftover sauce from our Spaghetti Bolognese with salami & basil recipe to rustle up these speedy beef tacos

30 mins
Easy
12 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

An easy dinner favourite, this spaghetti Bolognese includes added salami and basil for a twist on a classic dish

1 hr
Easy
77 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Cinnamon adds complexity to this slow-cooked pasta sauce, which goes perfectly with large tubular paccheri pasta, or ribbons of pappardelle

2 hrs and 45 mins
Easy
Healthy
49 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Whip up a huge batch of bolognese that's fit to feed a hungry crowd, or freeze half for a speedy midweek meal

1 hr and 55 mins
Easy
Healthy
38 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
8 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Try out something new with mince- this pasta sauce is flavoured with fennel and rosemary and contains salty olives

40 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
28 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Make a delicious spag-bol in less than half an hour

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
40 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
20 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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

25 mins
Easy
25 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

This delicious pasta sauce is packed with veg- but the kids will never guess

45 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Hide peas and courgettes in this Italian favourite to up your vegetable intake - great for kids when served with pasta

55 mins
Easy
Healthy
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