Easy Meatball Sliders

Easy Meatball Sliders, meatballs, smothered in sauce and cheese, and sandwiched in the perfect sized bun, are the perfect gameday appetizer or quick meal. Easy to make, starting with prepackaged ingredients, these beauties can be on your table in less than 15 minutes!

Meatball Sliders | 2 Cookin Mamas Easy Meatball Sliders, meatballs, smothered in sauce and cheese, and sandwiched in the perfect sized bun, are the perfect gameday appetizer or quick meal. Easy to make, starting with prepackaged ingredients, these beauties can be on your table in less than 15 minutes! #gameday #appetizer #sliders #recipe #meatballs #easyrecipe #quickandeasy

This summer has been a particularly hot one and easy lunches or dinners are always welcome. This recipe for Meatball Sliders came about after I had the most delicious Sloppy Joe meal at my daughter’s house. She made her version in a casserole dish and only had to pop it in the oven to toast the rolls and voila it was done and on the table in less than 30! So I thought why not do the same for one of my all time favorites, Meatball Parmesan.

Meatball Sliders tray | 2 Cookin Mamas

I made these with slider rolls because I started thinking of football season. I know it’s only July but this past weekend I got invited to a Foodie Football Fans group (we are so gearing up for fall football season & can’t wait) and I realized these meatball sliders would be perfect as football party appetizers too! Yay! So you’re asking how easy are they? Super easy when made with frozen meatballs, your favorite jarred pasta sauce and already shredded cheese. It can be on the table in about 15 minutes! Can’t get much easier than that!

Delicious Meatball Sliders are as easy as 1-2-3!

 

Meatball Sliders Prep 1-4

  • Brush rolls with garlic oil and toast under broiler. This helps them from becoming soggy.
  • Place meatballs on top of each roll.
  • Top each with a little sauce.
  • Sprinkle on shredded mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

Meatball Sliders Prep 5

  • Top with chopped basil.

Meatball Sliders Prep 6

  • Cover with top bun.

Meatball Sliders Prep 7

  • Lastly, grate a little more Parmesan cheese over top. Place back in oven for 5 minutes. Done and done!

Meatball Sliders plated | 2 Cookin Mamas

These were soooo good that they got added to my favorite appetizers list along with my Pizza Dip, Crockpot Cocktail Meatballs and BBQ Chicken Pizza Bombs.

Make them with larger rolls for dinner and serve with french fries or a side salad (depending on how good you want to be 🙂 )

Enjoy!

5 from 2 votes
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EASY MEATBALL SLIDERS
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
A quick & easy meal or appetizer starting with frozen meatballs & jarred pasta sauce that can be ready to go in less than 15 minutes.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keywords: appetizer, easy recipe, gameday, meatballs, sliders
Servings: 15 Sliders
Calories: 171 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 15 small slider buns
  • 3-5 Tablespoons garlic infused olive oil
  • 15 pre-cooked meatballs (I like to use the Angus Beef meatballs found in your grocer's freezer)
  • 1/2 jar of favorite pasta sauce
  • Handful of fresh basil chopped (optional)
  • 4 oz mozzarella cheese shredded
  • Parmesan or Pecorino Romano Cheese
Directions
  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. In an 8x11-inch baking dish, lay out the bottom of the 15 slider buns. Brush with garlic olive oil (or a mixture of garlic and oil or melted butter) and place under broiler, about 6" from heat) until toasted. Watch carefully as they can brown quickly. (Don't pass up this step as it keeps the buns from getting too soggy with the tomato sauce.)
  3. Remove from oven. Turn oven to bake and set at 350 degrees.
  4. Place a meatball, that's been warmed (per package directions), on each bun. Top with pasta sauce, a little basil, mozzarella and a little Parmesan cheese. Place remaining halves of buns on top. Brush again with garlic infused oil and sprinkle additional Parmesan cheese on top, if preferred.
  5. Place back in oven and cook for 5 minutes or until all is toasty and cheese is melted.
  6. Remove, cut into individual rolls and serve on a platter. Great for dinner, buffets, snacks or pot lucks.
Nutrition Facts
EASY MEATBALL SLIDERS
Amount Per Serving
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 55mg 2%
Potassium 45mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 6.5%
Iron 5.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Meatball Sliders pin | 2 Cookin Mamas Easy Meatball Sliders, meatballs, smothered in sauce and cheese, and sandwiched in the perfect sized bun, are the perfect gameday appetizer or quick meal. Easy to make, starting with prepackaged ingredients, these beauties can be on your table in less than 15 minutes! #gameday #appetizer #sliders #recipe #meatballs #easyrecipe #quickandeasy

 

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Easy Meatball Sliders, meatballs, smothered in sauce and cheese, and sandwiched in the perfect sized bun, are the perfect gameday appetizer or quick meal. Easy to make, starting with prepackaged ingredients, these beauties can be on your table in less than 15 minutes! #gameday #appetizer #sliders #recipe #meatballs #easyrecipe #quickandeasy

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Elsa | the whinery
    08/02/2016 at 7:44 pm

    I like! quick and easy and can feed a crowd.

  • Reply
    gwmax44907
    07/04/2017 at 10:29 am

    Never saw or heard of slider buns before. I don’t think my local stores carry them.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      07/04/2017 at 2:22 pm

      You can just use a package of potato rolls or something similar. They usually come with 12 rolls per package, all connected.

  • Reply
    Sues
    08/30/2018 at 10:49 am

    This is my new favorite dinner!! The only problem is that I want toe at WAY too many of them! Such a delicious idea.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      08/30/2018 at 4:31 pm

      lol I know the feeling! Great comfort food dinner for sure.

  • Reply
    Julie Evink
    08/30/2018 at 10:54 am

    We had some friends over for a tailgating party and made these. They were a hit and everyone asked for the recipe! YUM!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      08/30/2018 at 4:29 pm

      I’m so glad to hear everyone loved them! They’re a favorite at our house too!

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