The Ultimate Spaghetti Bolognese

Yields: 4 Servings Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 15 Mins Cook Time: 2 Hr 15 Mins Total Time: 2 Hr 30 Mins

A delicious rich, creamy and slowly simmered sauce, which tastes even better the next day – if you can wait that long!  It is not the most traditional recipe but it certainly tastes wonderful.


0/18 Ingredients
Adjust Servings
  • To serve


0/4 Instructions
  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan and fry the pancetta for 1-2 minutes. Now add the onion, garlic and carrot, fry for 5 minutes stirring occasionally until softened.
  • Stir in the mince, cook for 10 minutes until evenly coloured and stir in the mushrooms and fry for a further minute. Now add the wine, tomato puree, tomatoes, oregano, sugar, balsamic vinegar and season well to taste and bring to the boil.
  • Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 1 ½ hours and stir occasionally. Pour in the cream, stir through, cover and simmer for a further 30 minutes.
  • Cook the spaghetti as per packet instructions, drain well and spoon the Bolognese over and serve with parmesan cheese and a few sprigs of basil. Enjoy!


    1. Hi Dean, if you didn’t use the balsamic vinegar it wouldn’t make a big difference it just adds further richness but you will already get that from the red wine. I hope you enjoy the recipe. Victoria 😀

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