This Bolognese Sandwich is the most delicious and easy sandwich you'll ever make! The sandwich is made from bolognese sauce, thick Italian slices of bread, and cheese. This bolognese grilled cheese sandwich is packed with flavor!
You'll want to add this sandwich to your meal plan immediately!
Bolognese sauce is one of my family's favorite sauces. You can find my recipe for bolognese sauce here. It's a sauce based on years of making bolognese and tweaking the recipe. It's truly one of my favorite recipes!
While I love the sauce, I always have lots of leftovers. And these bolognese sandwiches are a delicious way to use up leftovers!
With tomato sauce, ground beef, ground pork, and vegetables, meaty bolognese is perfect for the base of a sandwich!
Even better, you'll only need a few ingredients to make this recipe.
I especially love the melty cheese with the bolognese sauce. And don't forget the delicious golden brown toasted bread!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
Delicious - This recipe is savory and packed with flavor. Each bite is filled with meaty, cheesy goodness!
Easy - This sandwich is super easy to make! It'll take less than 10 minutes to have the most delicious, cheesy sandwich ready for lunch or dinner.
Family Friendly - This sandwich is delicious for the whole family!
Here are the only things you will need for this easy recipe:
- Butter - unsalted, good quality butter
- Italian Bread - thick cut and good quality. You can also use any other thick cut bread, such as whole wheat or sourdough.
- Provolone Cheese - sliced. I used unsmoked provolone, but you can use smoked provolone if you prefer.
- Basil - fresh basil is best. Don't skip it!
- Parmesan Cheese - freshly grated
Step by Step Directions
Let's make this great recipe together!
Melt butter in a pan over medium-high heat. Place slices of bread in the pan.
Top each slice of white bread with a slice of provolone cheese.
Next, once cheese is melty, add bolognese sauce on one piece of bread. Add parmesan cheese and basil, and reduce to medium heat. Top with second slice of bread. Slice and serve with a generous amount of basil.
Expert Tips and Tricks
Here are some expert tips to make sure this recipe is perfect.
Use thick cut bread - A thick slice of bread is necessary for this recipe. It will stand up to the meaty bolognese sauce and cheese!
Don't skip the basil - The fresh basil adds a punch of freshness to each bite. Don't skip adding it - trust me!
Be patient with the cheese - Wait until the cheese starts to melt before adding the bolognese.
Here is some kitchen equipment you will need for this recipe. You can find all of these products on Amazon.
Non-Stick Pan - This non stick pan is perfect for this recipe. It will help the bread become a perfect golden brown!
Serrated Knife - Use a serrated bread knife to cut the sandwich in half.
Cutting Board - Use a quality wooden cutting board and cut this sandwich in half before serving.
Here are some common recipe substitutions and variations for this easy recipe.
Garlic Butter - Add garlic to the pan in step 1. This will create a delicious garlic bread base to the sandwich. You could even also add Italian seasoning to more flavor to the bread!
Cheese variation - You can make these sandwiches with Swiss cheese, mozzarella, or any cheese that melts well to get that delicious melted cheese on the sandwich.
Cooking variation - Try making these sandwiches in the air fryer or panini press!
Frequently Asked Questions
These are some frequently asked questions about this recipe.
Bolognese is traditionally made with ground beef and pork.
Bolognese is typically served with fresh pasta. In this recipe, leftover bolognese is used to create a delicious grilled cheese sandwich.
Bolognese traditionally begins with a soffritto, which is carrots, celery and onion. This is the beginning of the sauce and helps give flavor, but is not the main flavor profile.
Recipe Storage and Reheating
Here are storage and reheating instructions for this recipe.
Refrigerator Storage: Store in an airtight continuer and eat leftovers within 4-5 days.
Freezer Storage: Freeze in a freezer-safe, airtight container and keep for up to 3 months. When you're ready to use, thaw in the refrigerator and reheat as instructed below.
Reheating Instructions: The best way to reheat this recipe is to heat in a skillet with a little olive oil over low heat until warm.
Other Recipes to Try
Bolognese Sandwich (Bolognese Grilled Cheese)
- 2 tablespoons Butter unsalted
- 2 slices Thick Cut Italian Bread
- 2 slices Provolone Cheese
- 1 cup Bolognese Sauce
- ¼ cup Basil
- 1 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
- Melt butter in a pan over medium heat. Place slices of bread on the pan.
- Top each slice of bread with a slice of provolone. Let cheese melt for 2 minutes.
- When cheese is melty, reduce heat to medium-low. Add bolognese sauce on one slice of bead. Add parmesan cheese and basil, then top with the second slice of bread. Heat for a few minutes, until the bolognese sauce is warmed.
- Serve with additional basil.