Prepare to be blown away by the epic deliciousness of our Spaghetti Bolognese Jacket Potato Filling!

This culinary adventure takes you straight to Italy, where flavours dance, and taste buds sing with joy. Picture this: a fluffy jacket potato, lovingly filled to the brim with a saucy, savoy Bolognese masterpiece. Tender spaghetti noodles entwined in a luscious tomato-based sauce, kissed with herbs and spices that make your palate do the happy dance. And let’s not forget that final flourish of grated Parmesan cheese, adding a touch of cheesy perfection.

Get ready to embark on a flavour journey that will transport you to the charming streets of Italy. Mangia bene!

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  • 4 large jacket potatoes, cooked
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, finely diced
  • 1 celery stalk, finely diced
  • 8 ounces (225g) ground beef
  • 1 can (14 ounces/400g) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, for topping
  • Fresh basil leaves, for garnish


1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet or saucepan over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, minced garlic, diced carrot, and diced celery. Sauté until the vegetables are softened and slightly golden, about 5 minutes.

2. Add the ground beef to the skillet and cook until browned, breaking it up with a spoon or spatula as it cooks.

3. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, dried oregano, dried basil, sugar, salt, and pepper. Reduce the heat to low and simmer the sauce for about 20-30 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together. If the sauce becomes too thick, you can add a little water or beef broth to achieve the desired consistency.

4. While the sauce simmers, slice open the cooked jacket potatoes lengthwise. Use a fork to fluff the insides of the potatoes slightly.

5. Spoon a generous amount of the spaghetti bolognese sauce into each jacket potato, ensuring the filling is evenly distributed.

6. Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese on top of each potato, allowing it to melt slightly with the heat of the sauce.

7. Garnish the filled potatoes with fresh basil leaves for an extra burst of flavor and freshness.

Serve the spaghetti bolognese jacket potatoes as a hearty and satisfying meal. The combination of the rich and savory bolognese sauce with the fluffy jacket potato creates a comforting and delicious dish. Enjoy this flavorful twist on a classic Italian favorite