Best Spaghetti Bolognese

Homemade Italian Spaghetti and Meat Sauce
Homemade Italian Spaghetti and Meat Sauce
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3 tbsp Olive oil
150g Pancetta diced
500g Ground beef mince
6 Pork sausages skinned (look for ones with high meat content)
2 Onion chopped
4 cloves Garlic crushed
2 sticks Celery finely diced
2 Carrots grated
2 (400g) cans Cherry tomatoes
2 tbsp Tomato puree
300ml Chicken stock
1 bunch Basil small fresh, chopped
500g Spaghetti
Parmesan cheese grated, to serve

Nutritional information

saturated fat

Best Spaghetti Bolognese


Everyone claims to have the one recipe for the Best Spaghetti Bolognese, but with this one, I think I really do! You can even ask my kids who are the fussiest eaters but label this as their number 1 weekly dinner choice. I’m not kidding! Usually, convincing them to eat any sort of protein is a challenge but at least I know with this recipe they get full balanced diet that their bodies need! 

To make Best Spaghetti Bolognese, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Best Spaghetti Bolognese

Steps to make Best Spaghetti Bolognese


Cook pancetta


In a large pan with a lid, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil and add 150 g of diced pancetta and cook for a few minutes until golden.


Add ground beef mince


Add 500 g of ground beef mince and use a wooden spoon to crumble apart. Cook for a few minutes until browned.


Add sausage


Add 6 pork sausages in smaller pieces similar to the size of the ground beef and cook until opaque in color.


Add vegetables


Add 2 chopped onions, 4 cloves of crushed garlic, 2 finely diced celery sticks and 2 grated carrots. Cover pan and cook, on low heat, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes until vegetables are tender.


Add sauce


Add 2 cans of 400 g cherry tomatoes, 2 tablespoons of tomato purée and 300 ml chicken stock. Bring everything to a simmer then cover and cook 1 hour.


Add basil


Add a small bunch of freshly chopped basil and cook for a final 5 minutes until aromatic.


Cook pasta


In a large pot of boiling water, cook 500g spaghetti according to the package instructions until al dente.



Toss cooked spaghetti in Bolognese sauce and sprinkle Parmesan cheese over, to serve.

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Total Reviews: 21
Jovie Kerkemeyer

Takes a while to make this but not too bad, though the vegan lemon spaghetti actually tasted better.

Eisley Bismark

I made this for my grandma and my brother it was terrific they both loved it a lot and I would definitely make it again, though I would recommend adding sundried tomatoes instead of cherry ones.

Karissa Gilford

Finally a proper bolognese meal so proud of Lilly!

Raylynn Hoffstadt

I actually added some mozarella cheese to this too and it was soo delicious.

Emerald Toay

Normally i'm a horrible cook and my husband does everything but he said I did really good and it's the best thing I ever made! I decided to add only 3 cloves of garlic instead of 4 and also tossed in a bit of red pepper :)

Dania Roubideaux

Loving this bolognese more than any other ordinary pasta me and my hubby are huge meat fans and this is the BOMB!

Janice Matherly

Cooked this for spaghetti Monday and it's a huge crowd pleaser, the whole family gobbled it up in under seconds.

Karis Reager

Delizioso tasted as good as it looks basically just like the picture.

Ayanna Burnes

I think there's actually way too much meat in this so I didn't add any pork sausage, the ground beef was plenty and the meal was still good.

Leena Harper

Traditional is always best when it comes to pasta

Brisa Maceyko

Replaced beef with turkey and pork, delicious.

Leilah Gauze

Didn't know what I did wrong but for some reason my pasta was kinda thin :(

Miyah Finkley

This was absolutely mouth watering! I recommend making it with some garlic bread and a side of wine.

Nahla Mastropolo

Obsessing over this bolognese pasta, totally amazing.

Kaycee Visco

Smelt amazing the whole family was floating towards the kitchen when this was done haha!

Nellie Beckstrand

Can't get enough of these badass recipes they are all so flavorful unique and not too pricey, way better than spending funds at a resturant.

Sky Grothaus

Becareful when adding the oil in this I added a little too much and it wasn't too pleasent but that's on me.

Aliyana Shimmin

Dodged the carrots and cherry tomatoes then just added sundried tomatoes instead.

Estefania Possemato

This bolognese was alright but kinda hard to perfect.

Lorelai Odaniels

Not too happy with how it turned out I think there was just too much going on in one bowl but atleast my husband liked it.


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