Bolognese sauce is one of the most versatile recipes of all time. It’s family friendly, relatively inexpensive to make and most importantly, it is so darn tasty.
It’s not uncommon for me to cook Bolognese sauce every couple of weeks. I usually double the quantity that I make and then freeze the extra sauce in batches to use in one of these quick and easy recipes using leftover Bolognese Sauce.
Oh, and this particular Bolognese sauce recipe is loaded with vegetables that the kids can’t see (score!).
10 Recipes Using Leftover Bolognese Sauce
1. Spaghetti Bolognese
Nothing beats a bowl of good old fashioned “Spag Bol”. Cook your bolognese sauce in advance or take a pre-cooked batch from the freezer and reheat it while your pasta is on the boil. Serve it with loads of parmesan cheese.
2. Toasted Sandwiches
Use up leftover bolognese sauce in a toasted/grilled sandwich with some grated cheese for a fast weekend lunch or dinner.
3. Cottage Pie
Make a Cottage Pie by filling a baking dish to halfway with bolognese sauce then top with creamy mashed potato. Bake for around 35-40 minutes or until golden and piping hot.
Use a batch of bolognese sauce to make a delicious Lasagne, one of our family’s favorite meals.
5. Baked Potatoes
Bake some potatoes for around 1 hour, scoop out some of the cooked potato flesh and fill with hot bolognese sauce. Top with cheese and serve with a side salad.
6. Chili con Carne
Add some cayenne pepper, sweet chili sauce and a can of drained red kidney beans to a batch of bolognese sauce for a quick Chili con Carne. Delicious served with rice.
7. Family Pie
Place the bolognese sauce in a pie dish, add a layer of grated cheese then top with puff pastry. Brush the pastry with egg yolk, cut a couple of small slits in the pasty then bake until golden and hot.
8. Tortilla Bake
Use a batch of bolognese sauce to make a layered Tortilla Bake. Serve with salad for a tasty and complete meal.
Top some hot tacos with the bolognese sauce then add sweet chili sauce, tomato salsa, lettuce and cheese.
10. Cheesy Filled Rolls
Pull out the soft insides of some crusty rolls, leaving the shell intact. Fill with hot bolognese sauce and cheese, then bake in the oven for around 15 minutes or until the bread is crispy and the cheese is golden and melted.
How do you use up your leftover Bolognese Sauce?