Creamy Bolognese

  • 20MINS
  • 1HR 35MINS
  • 310KCAL

Everyone has their own favourite Bolognese recipe, but these seldom resemble the traditional Italian sauce. We were somewhat surprised to discover many traditional recipes called for milk! We experimented and came up with this luscious, creamy dish that’s packed with (non-traditional!) veggies in a delicate sauce – Bolognese, but not as you know it! This is great stirred through pasta, but also served on a jacket potato or with some chunky wedges and salad.

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Creamy Bolognese

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How to Batch

Cool the sauce within 2 hours of cooking, then divide it into individual servings and freeze immediately.

Swap this

Try pork or turkey mince instead of mince beef. Leave out the mince and stir in 2 tins of drained lentils at the end.

Swaps & Changes
If you can’t find a white wine stock pot use a chicken one instead
I added Worcester sauce into my recipe too!
Slow cooker method
Cooked twice in the slow cooker! All thrown in first thing! I added the cream cheese 45 minutes/1 hour before done, or whilst cooking the pasta! absolutely perfect! So anyone wondering about making in the slow cooker! Do it!!
Fussy eaters
I use a little electric chopper for the veg, it speeds up the chopping process and means that you can hide lots of healthy veg from fussy eaters

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HayleyThursday 5th October 2023

Is this soft cheese like philadephia or cheese like laughing cow?


    SharonFriday 13th October 2023

    Hi Hayley, ‘spreadable cheese’ refers to cheese spread such as Seriously Spreadable, Dairylea, Primula, Laughing Cow and other brands; whereas ‘cream cheese’ refers to soft cheese such as Philadelphia and other brands. This recipe uses cheese spread. Hope this helps.


KatieMonday 6th March 2023

Can I do this in the slow cooker?


    SharonWednesday 12th July 2023

    Hi Katie, we haven’t tested our Creamy Bolognese in a slow cooker but another reader has tried it! If you scroll down the recipe page to the Hints and Tips section you will see a post about their slow cooker method.


Christine JeremiahThursday 28th April 2022

Why does my Bolognese turn out watery?


    HollyTuesday 3rd May 2022

    Hey Christine, when the stock is added to the pan you need to bring it to the boil, then reduce the heat to a gentle simmer.The sauce should still be bubbling so don’t set it on too low of a heat. Cover and cook for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally then remove the lid and cook for a further 35-30 minutes again making sure there is still movement on the surface of the sauce if there isn’t turn up the heat a little. The bolognese sauce should be thick and glossy before adding the spreadable cheese this should give you a really luscious creamy dish. Hope that helps!


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