Italian Bolognese
Who doesn’t love a slow cooked, tasty Italian bolognese served with some delicious bucatini. Personally I’m a huge fan of Italian food and after moving from Sweden to Malta I became a much more frequent visitor of Italy as it’s less than 1 hour flight away. After several visits I came to find that bolognese was one of my favorite Italian dishes. There is so much taste! One of the secrets I learnt from the Italians was to put some whole milk in the bolognese, it makes a huge difference to the taste!

Below you can find my version of a slow cooked Italian bolognese.

Recipe: Italian bolognese

Summary: En slow cooked Italian bolognese filled with tastes of Italy. Serve with your favorite pasta and enjoy a real Italian meal.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 25 grams butter
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 celery stick
  • 400 grams minced beef
  • Black pepper & Salt
  • 2 dl white wine
  • 500 grams pasta
  • 500 grams crushed tomatoes
  • 2 dl milk
  • Parmesan
  • Fresh basil


  1. Start with heating a frying pan with butter and olive oil. Fry the onion until it gets a nice golden color. Add the chopped carrots and fry for a few more minutes.
  2. Pour down the minced beef, a pinch of salt and some pepper. Mix and fry until the minced beef gets some nice color as well.
  3. Pour down the milk and let it simmer until almost all milk is gone.
  4. Pour down the wine and let it boil until it’s almost gone as well. Add the tomatoes and basil and let simmer on low heat for around 3 hours. Add some water if you notice that the sauce is getting to thick.
  5. Cook your pasta according to the instructions on the package. Remove the water and mix the pasta with the bolognese. Add some parmesan cheese and mix.
  6. Serve and top with some delicious parmesan cheese!

Ready in: 60 minutes

Portions: 4

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