Spare Rib Casserole


I hate wasting food so I try to use up as many leftovers as possible. Often they are used for lunch the next day but I had other plans for the spare ribs. I love the combination of barbecue sauce, cheddar cheese, and smashed potatoes. I knew I wanted to make this casserole for dinner.

It was super simple having plenty of leftovers, planned from the Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Ribs, (click for link to recipe) from the other day. I made a 1 1/2 batch of the ribs to have plenty of leftovers.  I added homemade mashed potatoes with sour cream, butter, and garlic but you could use boxed or packaged potatoes and doctor them up with some spices if you like.


This was a hit. The pan was basically licked clean. The cheese over the top of the potatoes made this dish over the top wonderful!

I served this with sides of cut carrots and green beans.


Spare Rib Casserole

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 3-4 cup leftover spare ribs in barbecue sauce, I removed the meat from the bones and gave it a rough chop
  • 4 cups mashed potatoes (I used 6 large potatoes boiled with skins on, butter, sour cream, garlic powder, and black pepper to taste)
  • 2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Extra barbecue sauce for serving if desired


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9″ x 13″ dish (or 8×8 if you want it really thick) with non-stick spray.
  2. Spread spare ribs and sauce in the bottom of the pan. Cover with mashed potato layer. Then sprinkle cheese over the top.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes until center is completely hot and cheese is bubbly and melted.
  4. Remove pan from oven and allow to sit for 5 minutes before serving.

14 Comments Add yours

  1. I love recipes that use up leftovers!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! Me too. I look at it as cook once eat 2 or 3 times!

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  2. Oh now doesn’t that look tasty! Great use of the leftover ribs.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! It was yummy!

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  3. Oh my gosh, it’s like a bbq shepherds pie!! Yum!! My Mom used to make something kind of like this with country ribs. a little more German-like. I had forgotten all about it, but my vote is for this!.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Ooo, I will have to think about that and see what I can come up with. My family loves German food.

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