Just like mama used to make

Well not my mama, I’m of the generation where it was firmly meat and two veg, throw in my Celtic ancestry no meal was complete without some form a potato, none of this foreign muck. Well, now it turns out we’ve gone all continental as Spaghetti Bolognese has been voted the UK’s favourite pasta dish in a new study.

Researchers found popular Italian dishes are now making their way to British dinner tables on a nightly basis.

Despite an on-going fondness for traditional British favourites such as fish and chips and a roast dinner, nine out of 10 families love a pasta based dish.


Households up and down the country will include classic Italian meals and those derived from staple pasta dishes, such as macaroni cheese, chicken and bacon penne, and pesto pasta as part of their weekly repertoire of meals.


While ravioli and cannelloni are also popular tea time favourites.


Indeed, seven in 10 claim these Italian inspired choices are the only dishes enjoyed by every single member of the family.


A spokeswoman for Citalia, which carried out the poll of 2,000 adults in conjunction with World Pasta Day said: “For years Spaghetti Bolognese has been a classic dish that many of us have grown up with, but despite more sophisticated eating habits over the past few years and an abundance of newly created recipes from all over the world, the classic Italian Spaghetti Bolognese is still very much the nation’s favourite.


“Italian inspired food is a firm favourite with families in particular, as it is generally easy to make, cost effective to cook and can be packed with fresh ingredients.


“Many British chefs champion Italian dishes because they are packed with nutrition, are generally crowd-pleasers and are easy to cook in bulk; they’re great for busy households.



Spaghetti Bolognese



Macaroni Cheese

Chicken and Bacon Pasta

Pesto Pasta

Meatballs and Tagliatelle

Pasta with Feta and Sun Dried Tomatoes