If you’re on the hunt for a scrumptious and hassle-free recipe that will please everyone on game day, look no further than these mouthwatering meatball sliders! With limited time and a desire for simplicity, I ventured into the realm of meatball sliders, and let me tell you, they were an instant success!
When hosting a bustling game day event, the last thing you want to worry about is not having enough food to satisfy everyone. What sets these meatball sliders apart is their affordability and ease of preparation, even in large quantities. With a modest budget, you can whip up dozens of these delectable sliders!
While you have the option of making your own meatballs from scratch, I discovered a time-saving shortcut—frozen meatballs! To save on prep time, I sautéed the frozen meatballs on the stove until they were no longer frozen before incorporating them into the main recipe. This trick not only spared me valuable time but also delivered exceptional flavors.
Let’s dive into the list of ingredients you’ll need:
- 12 Slider buns
- 12 Cooked meatballs (I used frozen meatballs for convenience)
- 2 cups Pasta sauce
- 2 cups Shredded mozzarella cheese
- Parmesan cheese
- Italian seasoning
- Olive oil
Now, let’s proceed with the simple step-by-step instructions:
Preheat your oven to 350°F.
Take the bottom halves of the slider buns and arrange them in a casserole dish.
Spoon a generous amount of pasta sauce onto each bun, then place a meatball on top of the sauce. Drizzle a little more sauce over the meatballs.
Cover the meatballs with a generous sprinkle of shredded mozzarella cheese.
Place the top halves of the slider buns over the meatballs and brush them lightly with olive oil.
Sprinkle the top buns with a combination of Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning.
Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for 10 minutes.
Remove the foil and continue baking for another 10 minutes, allowing the cheese to melt and the buns to turn golden brown.
Voila! Your tantalizing meatball sliders are now ready to be devoured. Whether you’re cheering on your favorite team or simply indulging in a flavorful meal, these sliders are sure to please. Serve them as a delightful addition to your game day spread or as a satisfying snack any time. Enjoy the convenience and taste of these irresistible meatball sliders!