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.