Close up shot of meatball slider with a side of marinara sauce

The Best Baked Italian Meatball Sliders Recipe

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These are The Best Baked Italian Meatball Sliders Recipe you will ever try. Made with King’s Hawaiian rolls, frozen meatballs, marinara, melted cheese, and topped with a delicious butter and parmesan topping. Super easy to make, this meatball slider recipe is an easy family dinner, party appetizer or game day snack that everyone will love.

The best baked Italian meatball sliders recipe served with a side of marinara sauce for dipping

These really are The Best Baked Italian Meatball Sliders Recipe. If you love meatballs and Hawaiian rolls, you are going to love this slider recipe. They are a simple and delicious Italian sandwich that you can whip up and have ready to serve in less than 30 minutes.

If you haven’t noticed by now, we love our slider recipes. They make the perfect party appetizer, or in our family we love to make them at least once a month for weeknight dinner.

If you love to host your friends and family for the Super Bowl and are on the lookout for a delicious football party food idea, look no further. We have you covered with some of our delicious appetizer recipes including our Homemade Ham And Cheese Sliders, and Sweet And Sour Meatballs.

Ingredients Needed For Meatball Sliders

  • Hawaiian Rolls
  • Meatballs
  • Marinara Sauce
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Garlic Powder

How To Make The Best Meatball Sliders

1-Preheat oven to 350F and lightly spray a 9×13 baking dish.

2-Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, add frozen meatballs and marinara sauce. Cover and cook until meatballs are no longer frozen and warm throughout. Once meatballs are warm remove from heat.

3-While meatballs are warming, lay Hawaiian rolls on a cutting board. With a serrated knife slice the whole slab of rolls in half horizontally. Remove the top slab of rolls and set aside.

4-Reserving the heated marinara sauce, spoon a warmed meatball on each individual roll section.

5-Cover meatballs with shredded mozzarella and parmesan cheese.

meatballs and shredded cheese added to the bottom half of hawaiian rolls

6-Place top slab of Hawaiian rolls over meatballs and cheese.

7-In a small mixing bowl whisk together melted butter, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder. Brush the top of the rolls with butter mixture.

8-Sprinkle 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese over rolls.

Meatball sliders ready to be placed in the oven for baking

9-Cover and bake in preheated oven for 12 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 5-7 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and the cheese is melted.

10-Remove from oven and serve with reserved marinara sauce for dipping. Enjoy!

Meatball sliders baked and out of the oven served with a side of marinara sauce

Can I Use Homemade Meatballs Instead Of Frozen?

Yes, of course you can use homemade meatballs instead of frozen. I prefer homemade meatballs because I think they have a little more flavor, but when I’m pressed for time and need a quick and easy weeknight dinner, I grab the frozen meatballs. If you are looking for a delicious homemade meatball recipe, check out our Homemade Turkey Meatballs here.

What Can I Serve With Meatball Sliders?

Meatball sliders are the perfect game day appetizer or party snack, but in my family we love to serve them as an easy family dinner recipe with some of our favorite side dishes to make it a complete meal. If you are looking for a delicious side dish to go with your meatball sliders our Baked Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges are filling and would be yummy dipped in some marinara sauce. Our Veggie Pasta Salad and Strawberry Spinach Salad are a couple lighter side dish options, but all three side dishes pair well with Italian sliders.

Can I Make Meatball Sliders Ahead Of Time?

You can prepare all the ingredients for the meatball sliders ahead of time, but I wouldn’t recommend assembling them until you are ready to bake them in the oven and serve. If you assemble them in advance, the marinara sauce can make the bottom roll of the slider soggy.

Close up shot of meatball sliders

How To Keep Sliders Warm If Serving Them For A Party

IF you’re serving your sliders for a party and want to keep them warm reduce the heat on your oven to 200F, cover sliders and bring them out when you are ready to serve.

Close up shot of meatballs sliders cut and ready to serve

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Close up shot of meatball slider with a side of marinara sauce

The Best Baked Italian Meatball Sliders Recipe

April King
These are The Best Baked Italian Meatball Sliders Recipe you will ever try. Made with King's Hawaiian rolls, frozen meatballs, marinara, melted cheese, and topped with a delicious butter and parmesan topping. Super easy to make, this meatball slider recipe is an easy family dinner, party appetizer or game day snack that everyone will love.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 24 sliders

Ingredients
  

  • 24 count Hawaiian Rolls, cut in half lengthwise
  • 24 meatballs, frozen
  • 24 oz. jar marinara sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups shredded parmesan cheese divided
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F and lightly spray a 9×13 baking dish.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, add frozen meatballs and marinara sauce. Cover and cook until meatballs are no longer frozen and warm throughout. Once meatballs are warm remove from heat.
  • While meatballs are warming, lay Hawaiian rolls on a cutting board. With a serrated knife slice the whole slab of rolls in half horizontally. Remove the top slab of rolls and set aside.
  • Reserving the heated marinara sauce, spoon a warmed meatball on each individual roll section.
  • Cover meatballs with shredded mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
  • Place top slab of Hawaiian rolls over meatballs and cheese.
  • In a small mixing bowl whisk together melted butter, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder. Brush the top of the rolls with butter mixture.
  • Sprinkle 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese over rolls.
  • Cover and bake in preheated oven for 12 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 5-7 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and the cheese is melted.
  • Remove from oven and serve with reserved marinara sauce for dipping. Enjoy!

Notes

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