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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
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 15 Sliders
Calories 171 kcal
Author Linda Warren


  • 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


  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
Amount Per Serving
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 55mg2%
Potassium 45mg1%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.