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Leftover Bolognese Sauce

soypower Mar 3, 2008 08:08 AM

We had a church spaghetti dinner the other night and now we are stuck with a ton of bolognese sauce...i know freezing is an option, but i'd like to use some of it in a dish now...especially since our freezer is so full...any ideas?


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    valerie Mar 3, 2008 09:29 AM


    1. scorpioscuba Mar 3, 2008 09:35 AM

      So many options! Pour it over stuffed shells or any kind of pasta (rigatoni, ziti, etc) for that matter. Make a chicken sandwich with mozzarella cheese and the sauce on top.

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      1. re: scorpioscuba
        aussiewonder Mar 3, 2008 10:08 AM

        I use leftover bolognese sauce for stuffed peppers, throw noodles or mix rice together w/ the sauce and stuff them.
        Also good to make Shepard's pie - just top w/ lots of mashed potatoes and grated cheese.

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        katecm Mar 3, 2008 01:13 PM

        You could also thin it out with broth, stir in some pasta and beans and have an imitation fagiole. Certainly not an authentic version, but I'm sure it'll be delish.

        1. Miss Needle Mar 3, 2008 01:19 PM

          Bolognese sauce is so good over polenta.

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          1. re: Miss Needle
            perk Mar 3, 2008 02:04 PM

            yup, i second the polenta suggestion.

          2. Den Mar 3, 2008 01:22 PM

            You might also be able to bottle it in Ball jars so you don't have to take up freezer space.

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              CookforFun Mar 3, 2008 02:24 PM

              I heart Polenta. It just doesn't get as much tabletop time as it should!

              1. Tsar_Pushka Mar 5, 2008 12:13 AM

                Breakfast: Fill jaffles with them (Americans might know them by another name but it's basically what you make with this appliace: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandwich...). Slip some mozzarella into the filling too for a truly mouth-watering brekky. It's a bit trashy but soooooo good.

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                  shivani Mar 7, 2008 02:24 PM

                  its great on pizza. i had some leftover this week and made french bread pizzas with fontina and parmesan.

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                  1. re: shivani
                    Mel.D Mar 8, 2008 06:03 AM

                    top over a casserole of cubed eggplant, onions and bell peppere and bake in the oven till veggies are tender.

                  2. Cheese Boy Mar 8, 2008 09:46 PM

                    Take a slice of your favorite crusty bread, pour a *generous* amount of Bolognese over each slice along with a generous coating of grated cheese and eat it like you would pizza. If the sauce is prepared well, and the cheese is Locatelli or Reggiano, you can't miss with this. Enjoy. : )

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