• Makes 12
  • 40 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 6 Ingredients


The kids love making these fun bolognese bugs. They enjoy making different shapes with the puff pastry and bugs are a firm favourite!

Ingredients (makes 12 )

  • 1 onion
  • 250 g beef mince
  • 400 g tin crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • 4 sheets puff pastry
  • 120 g cheddar cheese, grated


  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees. Fry onion in a little oil in a frying pan for 2 minutes.
  2. Add mince and cook for 4 minutes, use a fork to break up the mince and avoid clumps.
  3. Add tomatoes and tomato paste and cook for several minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Cut puff pastry into squares and press into muffin tins.
  5. Place a tablespoon of Bolognese mixture into each square and top with grated cheese.
  6. Bake in the oven at 190 degrees for 10 minutes or until cooked.


Leftover Bolognese sauce and leftover vegetables can also be used in this recipe.

  • Yum! How good are these? Such a great idea and I’m sure my kids would love them.


  • A great idea for leftover bolognaise sauce.


  • These look good an easy to make


  • These Bolognese bugs look interesting, bet the kids would love to make them.


  • Great idea. Love the photo. thank you


  • A great way to use up leftovers!


  • Amazing! My girls would love this and we will be trying today with left over bolognese! Thanks


  • What a brilliant creation to use up left over spaghetti bolognese. Always popular with my family


  • I want to try this so yummy


  • On yummy. I want these!


  • What a great name for kids to enjoy


  • A great one for the younger children helping with dinner. Thank you for this.


  • They so do look like bugs, delicious bugs though


  • I like the sound of these, the whole family will love them!


  • These look good. A great way to use up any left over bolognese mix. Or you could purposely make extra so you do have leftovers


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