Spaghetti sandwich

The spaghetti sandwich or spaghetti jaffle in Australia is a sandwich prepared using cooked spaghetti, a sauce and bread as primary ingredients. It is sold at some underground concession areas near subway stations in Tokyo, Japan, and has been purveyed at the Target Field baseball park in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. and in some U.S. restaurants.[1]

Spaghetti sandwich
Close-up cross view of a spaghetti sandwich


Cooked spaghetti with sauce and bread are used to prepare the spaghetti sandwich.[2][3] It is sometimes prepared using leftover spaghetti,[2][3][4] and the spaghetti can be chopped[5] or left whole. Butter or margarine is sometimes used as an ingredient, spread on the bread.[2][3] A bread roll, sliced bread and garlic bread can be used to prepare the sandwich.[4][5][6] Additional ingredients used in its preparation can include cheeses such as grated Parmesan cheese and spices such as garlic powder and oregano.[2] It can be served cold or hot, and can be cooked using a sandwich maker.[2]

By country


Prepared spaghetti sandwiches

The spaghetti sandwich is a food in Japanese cuisine.[7] In Tokyo, the sandwich is prepared using a meat sauce, a sliced French roll or white bread, and has been described as a "Tokyo novelty."[8] Some underground concession areas near subway stations in Tokyo sell the spaghetti sandwich, and it has been described as a "handy commuter snack."[8] The yakisoba sandwich is a similar noodle sandwich that is more common in concession areas near Tokyo subway stations.[8]

United States

The Target Field baseball park in Minneapolis, Minnesota, included a spaghetti sandwich on its concessions fare in 2013, named the Spaghetti Pie Panino.[1] It was prepared using cooked spaghetti, pasta sauce, meatballs and mozzarella cheese.[1]

A cooking variation that is used at a restaurant in Long Island City in Queens, New York City, involves using an egg wash to coat a mixture of sauce, pasta, and cheese, and then baking it into a patty using a blini pan.[5] The patty has a moist texture on the inside and a crispy exterior.[5]

See also


  1. Anderson, Jake (March 28, 2013). "Goat Burger, Spaghetti Sandwich Among New Target Field Foods". Twin Cities Business. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
  2. Paré, Jean (2001). Appliance Cooking. Company's Coming. Company's Coming Publishing, Limited. p. 115. ISBN 978-1-895455-90-8. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
  3. Lopez, K.M. (2014). The Busy Parents: Recipe Book. Booktango. p. pt17. ISBN 978-1-4689-5292-6. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
  4. Madison, D. (2011). What We Eat When We Eat Alone: Stories and 100 Recipes., Limited. p. pt47–49. ISBN 978-1-4596-2057-5. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
  5. Prisco, Joanna (January 30, 2015). "Move over Ramen burger! There's a spaghetti sandwich in town". New York Post. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
  6. "Behold The Spaghetti Sandwich, Back On The Menu At M. Wells". Gothamist. January 28, 2015. Archived from the original on December 23, 2015. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
  7. Condon, J.C. (1981). The simple pleasures of Japan. Shufunotomo Co. pp. 8, 107. ISBN 9784079738439. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
  8. Gold, J. (2000). Counter Intelligence: Where to Eat in the Real Los Angeles. St. Martin's Press. p. 278. ISBN 978-0-312-27634-8. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
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