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Leftover Bolognese Sliders

May 23, 2017 (Last Updated: June 30, 2019)

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 the delish leftover bolognese sliders. Just look how dang cute they are!

Leftover Bolognese Sliders - overhead shot

Ahhh spaghetti bolognese.


There’s truly only so many kind words I can say about this dish. It’s an absolute classic right? A recipe that’s always on my weekly shopping list and one I’ll never fall out of love with.

But you know one thing that really sets this dish apart from the rest? It 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. UGH, yum.

 And the best thing is there’s ALWAYS leftovers, especially in this household. Not because I purposefully leave some, not because people don’t enjoy it, but simply because I cook for about 18 people and there’s only the two of us here.

Perfect Spaghetti Bolognese

So let’s talk leftover bolognese sliders shall we.

I use 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?

For a long time I actually use to plonk a tsp of sour cream on top of my bolognese, until people started to faint in shock. I know, an Italians nightmare. But it actually tastes so good! A little touch of creaminess to a rich and meaty bolognese actually goes so neatly.

Just trust me on this one.

Either way, there’s gotta be parmesan.

 Leftover Bolognese Sliders - sprinkling parmesan

Step aside salt bae, #parmesanbae is the next biggest thing.

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.

So next time you’re thinking what to have with bolognese instead of pasta, relive the beauty from the night before and snack on some these sliders. Let me know how you all love your leftover Bolognese! Bolognese nachos? Bolognese Hash? Or maybe the famous leftover bolognese into chili?? Let me know in the comments below how you like your leftovers 🙂

 Leftover Bolognese Sliders - closeup

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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! 
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 70kcal


  • Leftover Bolognese
  • Garlic Bread 8 piece
  • 1 small pot of Sour Cream
  • Handful of Parmesan Cheese
  • 8 Small Basil Leaves


  • Pop your Garlic Bread in the oven and cook accordingly.
  • Reheat your Bolognese in a suitably sized pan until 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.


a) These gorgeous photos were snapped by the talented Dani Knox Photography!


Nutrition Facts
Leftover Bolognese Sliders
Amount Per Serving
Calories 70
* 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
    Luci's Morsels
    November 19, 2017 at 1:35 am

    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

    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

    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!!

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