We’ve recently completed a short survey amongst 2,000 adults about how we make one of the nation’s favourite dishes… Spaghetti Bolognese. The results are quite surprising!

Our Bolognese survey found:

  • Only two in ten people follow a recipe when making Bolognese, adding favourite ingredients from the cupboard including Pesto, chilli and even chocolate!
  • Other popular additions include olives, gravy and paprika, with ingredients to bulk out the sauce and make it more hearty, such as bacon, lentils and baked beans.
  • The average household makes the dish twice a month and nearly half eat Spaghetti Bolognese at least once a week.
  • Ingredients get more adventurous when there are no children at the table at the same time – think chocolate, chilli and Tabasco.

We are delighted that everyone enjoys this dish, ‘though of course, in Italy we never serve a Bolognese with spaghetti: we prefer tagliatelle. Try our ‘Boost your Bolognese’ with its 20 umami-rich ingredients, to add flavour and depth to your favourite recipe.

Sacla spaghetti boost your bolognese tagliatelle

Find out here how Boost your Bolognese can enhance your favourite recipe.