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Brilliant bolognese recipes

If looking for a classic spag bol or need inspiration for using up your leftover bolognese sauce, you've come to the right place...

Mastering a basic bolognese sauce recipe opens up a world of possibilities. From hearty winter soups and delicious variations on pasta to fillings for Italian calzoni and Mexican tortillas, you'll have no shortage of ideas to make the most of it.
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    Ragù alla bolognese

    An authentic Italian ragù alla bolognese originating from the historic capital of the Emilia-Romagna region in northern Italy, Bologna.

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    Greek-style kangaroo bolognese

    Kangaroo meat is lean and healthy. High in protein and iron and low in fat, kangaroo meat is a great alternative to more popular red meats. It is the ultimate free-range, organic meat containing no chemicals or antibiotics.

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    Bolognese cannelloni

    This hearty bolognese cannelloni will have the entire family running to the dinner table. It is comfort food at its best and tastes just as good the next day. Enjoy with a side salad and a glass of red.

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    Spaghetti bolognese

    A timeless dish, the combination of this fragrant meat and tomato sauce with perfectly cooked spaghetti is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner the whole family will love.

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    Bolognese pasties

    Sink your teeth into these delicious bolognese pastries, complete with a flaky, golden crust and a warm, hearty beef filling.

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    Bolognese mexe pie

    We have to hand it to the folk at recipes+. With a nod to both the Italians and the Mexicans they've managed to turn leftover bolognese into a complete meal the family will love.

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    Bolognese and egg calzone

    Turn your traditional bolognese sauce into a delicious, warming filling for classic Italian calzoni.

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    Bolognaise pies

    Take your favourite midweek dinner, bolognaise, and use it to fill a delicious flaky pastry pie. Serve with mushy peas and you have a complete meal for culinary comfort. Photography by David Hahn /

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    Bolognese pie with polenta crust

    Who said bolognese sauce was just for spaghetti? This tasty recipe transforms your everyday sauce into a hearty and delicious pie with a crispy, golden polenta topping for the ultimate winter comfort food.

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    Bolognese star pizzas

    Recipes+ have come up with the perfect way to use up leftovers with this bolognese star pizzas recipe. Serve with a greek salad - chopped tomato, cucumber, red onion, feta, olives and olive oil - if you like.

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    Hearty bolognese soup

    Make a batch of our delicious, easy bolognese sauce and then turn it into our warming bolognese soup. It's freezer-friendly, kind on your wallet and the family will adore it - what's not to love?

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    Bolognese tortilla cups

    Whether you have leftover bolognese sauce you want to reinvent or are just looking to get creative with the classic recipe, these easy Mexican tortilla cups are for you. Just top with homemade salsa.

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