Meatball Slider Bites

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Meatball Slider Bites

Meatball Slider Bites are easy to make and delicious! This is a great appetizer or dinner recipe for any meatball lover! You can use frozen store bought meatballs or make homemade meatballs. I like to make homemade meatballs and keep them in the freezer for easy recipes like this one.

Ingredients

  • 12 pack King’s Hawaiian Original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
  • 12 (fully cooked) meatballs
  • 1/2 jar (12 oz) marinara sauce
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp dried parsley and garlic powder
  • Parmesan cheese

Prep Meatball Slider Bites

First start with heating fully cooked meatballs in a pan with your favorite marinara sauce. I like to make homemade meatballs and keep them in the freezer, but you can use any meatballs you like!

Meatballs

As for the marinara, I’ve really been liking Rao’s Homemade Marinara lately because it’s made with minimal ingredients, but you can use any marinara sauce your family likes!

Heat 12 meatballs in a pan with marinara sauce over medium heat until they are nice and hot.

If your meatballs are frozen this will obviously take a little bit longer but will work just the same!

Sauced Meatballs

While the meatballs are heating up, use a knife to cut holes in the tops of the King’s Hawaiian Rolls. I made a little square with the knife and pulled out the center of the roll.

You can discard the center of the rolls or snack on it while cooking like I did!

Hawaiian Rolls

The last step in prepping the Meatball Slider Bites is melting 3 tbsp of butter and mixing it together with some dried parsley and garlic powder.

Butter Mixture

Mix the melted butter and seasoning together well.

Assemble Meatball Slider Bites

To assemble the meatball slider bites, start by using a basting brush to brush the melted butter/seasoning mixture all over the tops and insides of the slider buns.

Next, add a small pinch of shredded mozzarella cheese inside each of the holes in the rolls.

Hawaiian Rolls

Top each hole with a meatball and top them all with a little bit more shredded mozzarella cheese.

Meatball Slider Bites

These will bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is nice and melted!

Serve Meatball Slider Bites

Now that the cheese is melted, remove them from the oven. Top the meatballs with shredded Parmesan cheese and serve! If these are for dinner they are perfect with a salad or some french fries!

I served them with some extra marinara on the side for dipping!

Meatball Slider Bites

If you like this easy recipe, check out some of my other favorite slider recipes.

Tips and Frequently Asked Questions

  • Make homemade meatballs or use your favorite store bought/frozen meatballs to keep this recipe easy. I prefer to make homemade meatballs when I can.
  • I prefer shredding the mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese from blocks of cheese, but you can use bagged pre-shredded cheese if you prefer that.
  • I used King’s Hawaiian rolls for this recipe, but I imagine you could use any slider you like.
  • This recipe makes 12 meatball slider bites, but you could use the bigger packs of Hawaiian Rolls and more meatballs if trying to serve more people.
Meatball Slider Bites
Meatball Slider Bites

Meatball Slider Bites

Meatball Slider Bites are easy to make and perfect for dinner or an appetizer!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Course: Appetizer, snack, Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Appetizer, Dinner Recipe, Meatball Sliders
Servings: 4 people

Equipment

  • 1 Stove/Oven

Ingredients

  • 12 pack King’s Hawaiian Original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
  • 12 fully cooked meatballs
  • 1/2 jar 12 oz marinara sauce
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp each of dried parsley and garlic powder
  • Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • In a pot combine fully cooked meatballs and marinara sauce over medium heat.
  • Carefully use a knife to cut a hole in the tops of the King’s Hawaiian Rolls. Pull out the extra bread from the roll.
  • Mix 3 tbsp of melted butter with dried parsley and garlic powder. Brush the butter mixture all over the tops of the rolls.
  • Add a little bit of shredded mozzarella cheese to each of the rolls. Top each one with a meatball covered in sauce. Sprinkle on a little bit more shredded cheese on top.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  • Serve with extra marinara and enjoy! Let me know if you try it out!
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6 Comments

  1. Made six of these for the two of us. Had with restaurant spaghetti and meat sauce left overs. Made a wonderful meal. The meatball sliders were delicious and we will serve these again in the future. May even use to take to potluck. Fast to put together and since I had the oven preheated it did not take ten minutes to melt the cheese.

  2. 5 stars
    I’m excited to be making these & taking to put church outing to hav lunch with the homeless close to our area. I know they’re gonna luv something warm & tasty. I’ll be sharing for future KC Chiefs games this fall.😋

  3. These look wonderful, I have a meeting at my house and I will serve these. Will let you know how they came out.

  4. 4 stars
    I just made these for the first time and they are good but there are couple things I did differently. First, I cut the meatballs in 1/2 because the rolls are small and when you bake the rolls before adding the sauce and meatballs definitely keep an eye on them because they can burn. Other than that it’s an easy recipe

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