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Super Scrumptious Meatball Sliders

These tender meatballs are smothered in a red sauce, then topped with mozzarella and fresh basil. They’re the picture-perfect party appetizer that will easily feed a crowd.


  • 12 Hawaiian Dinner Rolls
  • 12 Meatballs, cooked
  • 2 cups Marinara Sauce
  • 3 Mozzarella Cheese slices, cut into 4 squares each
  • 12 Fresh Basil Leaves
  • Toothpicks, for serving


  1. Place meatballs and marinara sauce in a medium stockpot and heat over medium-high. Stir occasionally and cook until meatballs are piping hot.
  2. Cut Hawaiian dinner rolls in half, lengthwise. Top each roll with a sauce-smothered meatball and then layer them with a mozzarella square and fresh basil. Add more sauce on top, if desired, and then top with the upper half of the bun.
  3. Stick a toothpick in each slider and place on a serving platter. Enjoy immediately.
  • We love the contrast of sweet Hawaiian rolls and savory meatballs; however, any slider rolls will do the trick.
  • Use your favorite meatball recipe or make-it-easy and go for store-bought. Both versions work well with this recipe.
  • If you’d like to toast the buns, cut the rolls in half and then pop them in a 350F oven for 8-10 minutes prior to assembly.