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Mini Spaghetti Sandwiches

These spaghetti sliders are a fun take on spaghetti night! The kids love these messy sandwiches that they can eat with their hands. The sweet Hawaiian rolls and garlic butter topping are perfect with the pasta.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword easy pasta recipes, sandwich
Prep Time 15 minutes
35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 sliders
Calories 347kcal

Ingredients

For the spaghetti:

  • 8 ounces spaghetti
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • ½ medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 3/4 cups spaghetti sauce plus more for dipping

For assembly:

  • 12 Hawaiian rolls
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan
  • 6 slices mozzarella cheese

For the topping:

  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Parsley for garnish

Instructions

For the spaghetti:

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and cook for one minute less than the package directions state. Drain well.
  • While the pasta is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the beef and onion to the skillet and cook until browned, crumbling the meat as it cooks.
  • Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add the spaghetti sauce and stir to coat. Stir the drained pasta into the spaghetti sauce and use a sharp spatula or meat chopper to break the noodles into bite-sized pieces.
    spaghetti in skillet.

To assemble:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Slice the rolls in half and arrange in a 9x13 baking dish.
  • Spoon the spaghetti over the bottom of each slider. Sprinkle with the Parmesan and arrange the cheese slices so that they are fully covering all of the sandwiches.
  • Place top half of the roll on each sandwich.
    spaghetti sliders in baking dish.

For the topping:

  • Stir together the butter, garlic, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt until well combined.
  • Brush over the tops of the rolls.
    garlic butter brushed over sandwich tops.

To bake:

  • Cover the dish with foil and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the foil and bake for 10 minutes more.
  • Sprinkle with parsley before serving.
    baked spaghetti sandwiches in glass dish.

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Notes

You may use leftover spaghetti to make these spaghetti sandwiches rather than making spaghetti from scratch. 
Serve with warmed marinara on the side for dipping, if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slider | Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 607mg | Potassium: 245mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 544IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 1mg