There are as many spag bols as there are cooks, but you have to start somewhere. Learn how to cook spaghetti bolognese with our simple recipe.

Each serving provides 555 kcal, 28g protein, 49g carbohydrates (of which 8g sugars), 23g fat (of which 8g saturates), 5g fibre and 1g salt.

Main course


For a more textured mince, and/or if you want to know exactly what has gone into it, choose a piece of beef and ask your butcher to mince it for you, or mince it yourself. For slow-cooked dishes such as bolognese you can use mince from any cut that you would use for stewing (such as chuck or flank). For burgers, patties or meatballs, meat minced from a leaner cut such as topside, silverside or rump is best.