Savory Bolognese Hand Pies Recipe
by Jessie Evans
I can’t believe that I am saying this, but I had leftover Orso Bolognese from last night’s Tagliatelle Pasta dinner that I made for myself. Since it was a meal for one, I didn’t use the entire jar of sauce, and put the remaining in the fridge knowing that somehow, I would find a way to make use of it!
This pandemic has taught me a lot of things, one being not to waste. Where I used to toss the last leftover sauce, rice, day old takeout, I am now more mindful and appreciative.
This pandemic has also taught me to be creative when making new dishes out of my leftovers. It’s a fun challenge to get creative and repurpose tasty bites from the night before into new recipes. (Or if it was really good on its own, just savor the meal for a second time.)
So what did I do with the rest of my Bolognese Sauce? Although I could have enjoyed another pasta moment, I decided to challenge my creativity and came up with a recipe for Savory Bolognese Hand Pies! The result? Delicious!
- Jar of Orso’s Bolognese Sauce
- Freshly grated mozzarella cheese
- Puff pastry dough (I admit, I didn’t make from scratch. I bought frozen.)
- Whisked egg for egg wash
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Roll out puff pastry dough and cut into 4 inch squares.
- Add a spoonful of Orso’s Bolognese Sauce in the middle.
- Top with a sprinkle of mozzarella freshly grated mozzarella cheese.
- Brush egg wash around two sides of your pastry square.
- Fold in half to make a triangle.
- With a fork, seal the edges. (Make sure you have no gaps or your filling will ooze out when it’s in the oven.)
- With a knife, cut a slit on the top of your pastry to release steam while it bakes.
- Brush finished hand pie with egg wash.
- Place on a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes (or until golden.)
- Remove from the oven, cool & enjoy! (Or be like me, not wait, and burn the roof of your mouth. It’s ok, it was worth it!)
These bolognese hand pies did not last long, they were immediately devoured. They are savory, crispy, and comforting. A delicious treat for morning breakfast, a midday snack, or a fun party appetizer.
Jessie Eats (Jessie Evans) is an LA based food blogger. As an actor, food host, and video producer she entertains across all platforms through the lens of food. Jessie has a passion for sharing her eating adventures, stories about the food community, insights into hidden food hacks, and of course favorite foodie finds (like Orso Pasta!) You can check out her work on at jessieeats.com or on her instagram @jessie_eats.