Spaghetti Bolognese with salami & basil

An easy dinner favourite, this spaghetti Bolognese includes added salami and basil for a twist on a classic dish

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:45 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 718
  • fat 26g
  • saturates 10g
  • carbs 81g
  • sugars 10g
  • fibre 6g
  • protein 38g
  • salt 1.5g


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 750g beef mince cube
  • 4 tbsp tomato purée
  • 50ml balsamic vinegar
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 1 beef stock
  • 75g salami, chopped
  • 400g spaghetti, shredded basil leaves and grated Parmesan, to serve


  1. Heat the oil in a large casserole and cook the onion and pepper for 3-4 mins until beginning to soften. Stir in the garlic, cook for 1 min, then add the mince and cook until browned.

  2. Stir in the tomato pure?e, balsamic vinegar, chopped tomatoes and stock cube. Bring to the boil, turn down to a simmer, put on the lid and cook, stirring every so often, for 20 mins.

  3. Remove half the Bolognese, leave to cool, then put in a lidded container and keep in the fridge for tomorrow. Add the chopped salami to the pan and continue to cook. Meanwhile, bring a large pan of water to the boil and cook the pasta following pack instructions. Season the Bolognese mixture, serve with the spaghetti and scatter over the basil and Parmesan.

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