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Leftover Bolognese Sliders

May 23, 2017 (Last Updated: August 30, 2019) by Chris Collins

Leftover Bolognese Sliders are the perfect way to jazz up your bolognese the day after. Forget bolognese hash or bolognese chili, these sliders are the only way you’ll ever want to use up leftovers!

Okay, maybe don’t completely forget all other ways of using leftover bolognese, because leftover bolognese is life. Maybe just put them to the back of your mind and save them for a rainy day. A rainy day where you don’t fancy snacking on these delish leftover bolognese sliders. Just look how dang cute they are 😱

close up shot of bolognese sliders on wire rack tin

Leftover Bolognese Recipe

Spaghetti bolognese  goes in the hall of fame with a select few dishes, that taste just as good if not better the day after. Just the way all those beautiful flavours are soaked up overnight. The flavour deepens and intensifies. These sliders are super duper simple, nothing fancy, just a neat way to serve up leftover bolognese. PLUS they truly are delicious. PLUS PLUS you’re more than likely to have most, if not all of the ingredients on hand.

How long does Bolognese keep?

If it’s covered properly I usually keep in the fridge for 3-4 days. You can also freeze it and that’ll keep up to a month.

How to reheat Bolognese?

If it’s from the fridge I recommend frying it over a low-medium heat until piping hot throughout. You can also microwave, but it won’t cook through as evenly. If it’s from the freezer I recommend bring it to room temp and then frying in a pan until piping hot. Or you can do the same and finish in the microwave.

Top Tip #1 – Consider adding a splash of water to the leftover bolognese if it’s noticeably dried out.

bolognese served on spaghetti with basil, garlic bread and garlic in the background

Bolognese Sliders

So let’s talk leftover bolognese sliders shall we. I used to just heat up the leftovers the next day and pop some new spaghetti in. But you know, variation makes the world go round and it got me thinking what goes with bolognese instead of pasta? Voila – leftover bolognese sliders.

I know some of you are screaming at the screen ‘they ain’t no sliders, that’s garlic bread with bolognese plonked on top’ and yes, you’re right. But sliders have more of a ring to them wouldn’t you say?

Bolognese Sliders Ingredients

That’s it! And what’s perfect is that apart from the sour cream you’ll most likely have most of these ingredients on hand.

 chris collins sprinkling parmesan over bolognese sliders

Leftover Bolognese Sliders

This recipe is good fun. Nothing intricate, nothing difficult, just an offering leftover mince recipe idea. Just grab another loaf of fresh garlic bread and these open-top style sliders will be yours in minutes. A little pinch of leftover parmesan and a dollop of sour cream, these Bolognese sliders are the perfect finger food for a lunch or appetizer the following day.

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Leftover Recipes

Alrighty, let’s tuck into this leftover bolognese recipe shall we?!

overhead shot of bolognese sliders on wire rack and napkin underneath

Leftover Bolognese Sliders (Full Recipe)

Leftover Bolognese Sliders

Leftover Bolognese Sliders

Leftover Bolognese Sliders are the perfect way to jazz up your bolognese the day after. Forget bolognese hash or bolognese chili, these sliders are the only way you'll ever want to use up leftovers!!
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Servings (click & slide): 8
Course: Appetizer / Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Calories per serving: 174kcal
Cost per serving: 50c / 50p


  • Frying Pan + Spoon
  • Teaspoon
  • Grater

Ingredients (check list):

  • 8 heaped tbsp Leftover Bolognese
  • 1 loaf of Garlic Bread (8 pieces)
  • 1/4 cup / 60ml Sour Cream (or 8 tsp worth)
  • 1/2 cup / 40g Parmesan, or to preference
  • 8 Small Basil Leaves


  • Pop your Garlic Bread in the oven and cook accordingly.
  • Reheat your Bolognese in a suitably sized pan over low-medium heat until piping hot throughout.
  • Top your Garlic Bread with a heaped tbsp of Bolognese, topped with a pinch of Parmesan, topped with a tsp of Sour Cream and finished with a Basil Leaf.

Quick 1 min demo!


a) Recipes - Do check out my Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe and Garlic Bread Recipe!
b) Reheating - I find the best way to reheat bolognese is in the frying pan as it cooks more evenly than in the microwave. If you're bolognese has been in the fridge then just pop it straight in the pan. If it's been in the freezer then let it come to room temp first, then pop in the pan. In all cases if the bolognese looks visibly dried out consider adding a splash of water or beef stock to thin it out again.
c) Cheese - If you're a family who likes cheddar with their bolognese then feel free to sub that!
d) Calories - Per slider.

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Nutrition Facts
Leftover Bolognese Sliders
Amount Per Serving
Calories 174 Calories from Fat 66
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.38g11%
Saturated Fat 3.069g15%
Trans Fat 0.245g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.71g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.577g
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 256mg11%
Potassium 123mg4%
Carbohydrates 15.67g5%
Fiber 0.8g3%
Sugar 1.84g2%
Protein 10.5g21%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 98mg10%
Iron 1.78mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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  • Reply
    August 30, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    What an excellent idea! I always have leftover and thinking what to make. Saving this recipe to try it later.

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      August 31, 2019 at 11:19 am

      Enjoy! 🙂

  • Reply
    August 30, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    5 stars
    What a great way to use leftovers! I am ALL about that life!

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      August 31, 2019 at 11:19 am

      Haha same!!

  • Reply
    August 30, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    5 stars
    What a great idea to use up leftovers! I’ll keep this in mind, thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      August 31, 2019 at 11:19 am

      No problem! 🙂

  • Reply
    August 30, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    5 stars
    I’m all over these Bolognese sliders! They are just so cute and flavorful.

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      August 31, 2019 at 11:19 am

      Thanks Andrea 🙂

  • Reply
    Tawnie Kroll
    August 30, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    5 stars
    Such a fantastic use of leftovers!

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      August 31, 2019 at 11:19 am

      Thanks Tawnie!

  • Reply
    Luci's Morsels
    November 19, 2017 at 1:35 am

    5 stars
    Yummy! The combination of textures and flavors look amazing! I have to try these!

    • Reply
      November 19, 2017 at 1:22 pm

      You totally should, Luci 🙂

  • Reply
    Cynthia | What A Girl Eats
    November 19, 2017 at 1:29 am

    Love these! Such great use of that leftover bolognese! Although I’m not sure that there would be any leftovers in my house!

    • Reply
      November 19, 2017 at 1:22 pm

      Haha yes, not often we have leftovers either! Just in case 🙂

  • Reply
    November 18, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    5 stars
    These look amazing! Thank you for sharing!

    • Reply
      November 19, 2017 at 12:00 am

      No problemo!

  • Reply
    debi at Life Currents
    November 18, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    This is a fabulous idea. I love making leftovers into something new like this. Thanks for the idea!

    • Reply
      November 18, 2017 at 10:42 pm

      No problem, Debi!

  • Reply
    November 18, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    5 stars
    I adore left-over, they make such great lunch for the next day, especially when you’re trying to curb that dinning out habit. These are perfect with the garlic bread!

    • Reply
      November 18, 2017 at 9:35 pm

      Yep, totally an ambassador or leftovers for lunch the next day!!