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Mom’s Leftover Spaghetti Sandwich Recipe

Toasted leftover spaghetti sandwich in oven is an easy lunch idea. Make fresh with our One Pot Spaghetti recipe or with leftover spaghetti and meatballs in a bun. Topped with cheese it is a cheap family friendly meal everyone loves.

Spaghetti Sandwich

This is our favorite leftover spaghetti recipe ever. We always seem to have some left in the fridge and I hate wasting food so we have tried many ideas over the years. You can make this fresh too of course as sliders for a party too. (affiliate links present)

Spaghetti and Meatball Sandwich

There are tons of ways to make this. Here we will explain how to serve it on a hoagie roll but think outside of the box beyond that!! Use sandwich bread inside our Grilled Cheese in Toaster Oven to make a fun duo of a lunch that kids will just love too!

Or feed a crowd with a Bundtwich made in a bundt pan and brings a fun party element to any occasion this way. The breading is up to you and there are so many possibilities. Hawaiian sweet buns add another element to the dish and kids love it this way for sure.

Spaghetti Grilled Cheese

Spaghetti Grilled Cheese

I am sure you have made a classic grilled cheese sandwich with just 2 slices of bread and shredded or Kraft cheese slices. The only difference with this is that you would add a dollop of coated pasta into the middle of your bottom slice with shreds all around it. Be careful when flipping so everything doesn’t fall on out.

You can opt for lots of cheese and just a few noodles or adding meat if you like. We show you How to Cook Frozen Meatballs in oven or in a skillet over medium het in this post. If you didn’t add those ground beef balls initially it is easy to do so with what you have left the next day. Just warm those babies, add to your toasted bun and then the spaghetti sauce coated noodles are the last step before serving.

If you initially made this with Spaghetti Squash Pasta you don’t want to heat that too much or it will become mushy. Just 1-2 minutes cooking until al dente with a bit more of your homemade spaghetti sauce in a pan will do it. Do that last once the buns are golden brown to your liking so everything is hot and fresh.

spaghetti squash sandwich

Spaghetti Panini

Just like with Air Fryer Sandwiches, you want to preheat it according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If you’re using a grill pan on the stove, heat it over medium-high heat. Slice the Italian bread into the desired thickness. Lay the bread slices on a clean surface, and layer your fillings onto one slice.

Start with mozzarella cheese, followed by your noodles. Top with the second slice of bread to create a sandwich. OR if you make our Little Caesars Cheese Bread you can use that wrapped up with noodles inside.

  1. Lightly brush the outer surfaces with melted butter or olive oil. This will help the sandwich crisp up and develop a nice golden-brown crust.
  2. If desired, sprinkle a pinch of salt, pepper, or garlic powder on the sandwich for extra flavor.
  3. Spread condiments like mayonnaise, extra Healthy Spaghetti Sauce, mustard, pesto or even meat sauce on the inside of the bread, where they will meld with the fillings.
  4. Carefully place onto the preheated Panini press or grill pan.
  5. Close the lid and cook for about 3-5 minutes or until the sandwich is toasted to your liking, with grill marks on the bread.
  6. If using a grill pan on the stove, press down with a spatula and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until the bread is crispy and the cheese is melted.
  7. Allow it to cool for a minute, then use a sharp knife to cut it into halves or quarters.

Once you enjoy this you are going to want to make all the things into wiches!! We make Leftover Corned Beef Sandwich in March after that fun day too and my kiddos just love ’em. For this one we have directions below in the printable recipe card.

Spaghetti Panini

Baked Spaghetti Sandwich

This is How Long to Cook Meatballs in Oven, then make noodles separate, fold together, fill, and set on a baking sheet with cheese on the top to make a large batch of yum.

  • Prepare spaghetti noodles and sauce as you wish, lazy spaghetti on stovetop or in pressure cooker as linked above.
  • Can add frozen meatballs when cooking to thaw and become tender if you like or leave those out.
  • You can toast buns with a brush of melted butter opened and placed inside a pan on the stovetop until browned.
  • Use tongs to fill each bun with fresh or Leftover Spaghetti.
  • If you would like to add cheese, baked until melted put on baking sheet opened with parmesan cheese sprinkled on the top of each one.
  • Put into preheated oven at 400 degrees for 5 minutes until melted, then serve.

Garlic Bread Spaghetti Sandwich

If you want to add garlicy yum just follow our Texas Toast Sandwich directions. I mean those are open faced so you get more filling in every bite and seriously add so much flavor with the store bought frozen slices that are loaded with flavor. OR make your own with garlic butter and French bread slices.

Baked Spaghetti Sandwich

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Spaghetti Sandwich

Toasted leftover spaghetti sandwich in oven is an easy lunch idea. Make fresh with one pot spaghetti or with leftover spaghetti and meatballs
Course Entree
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword sandwiches, spaghetti
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 173kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 serving Instant Pot Spaghetti or follow our one pot spaghetti linked below
  • 4 submarine buns or 8 slices of bread

Instructions

  • Prepare spaghetti noodles and sauce as you wish, lazy spaghetti on stovetop or in pressure cooker as linked above. Can add frozen meatballs when cooking to thaw and become tender if you like or leave those out.
  • You can toast buns with a brush of melted butter opened and placed inside a pan on the stovetop until browned.
  • Use tongs to fill each bun with spaghetti. If you would like to add cheese, baked until melted put on baking sheet opened with parmesan cheese sprinkled on the top of each one.
  • Put into preheated oven at 400 degrees for 5 minutes until melted, then serve.

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Nutrition Facts
Spaghetti Sandwich
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 173 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Sodium 293mg13%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 5g10%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 11mg61%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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