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.
Servings 12 sliders
Calories 347 kcal
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
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.
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.
For the topping:
Stir together the butter, garlic, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt until well combined.
Brush over the tops of the rolls.
Cover the dish with foil and bake for 15 minutes.
Remove the foil and bake for 10 minutes more.
Sprinkle with parsley before serving.
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. Serving: 1 slider | Calories: 347 kcal | Carbohydrates: 32 g | Protein: 14 g | Fat: 18 g | Saturated Fat: 10 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 58 mg | Sodium: 607 mg | Potassium: 245 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 6 g | Vitamin A: 544 IU | Vitamin C: 3 mg | Calcium: 139 mg | Iron: 1 mg