This Meatball Sliders recipe is a huge hit with the kids and ready to go in under an hour! Try this delicious Meatball Sliders recipe today!
Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Thrive Algae Oil. Thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
At every get together growing up, my aunt would make these delicious homemade meatballs. It was one of the ways my mother could guarantee that I was going to get protein into my body on a busy day with family. They were amazing and it’s always one of the first recipes that I learned how to make. To this day, I still make them and I still love them.
But today, making them means something more. Today, the memories I hope to have with my beloved family recipe, is not my own, but rather, exciting memories of family favorite recipes into my own children. Luckily, I’ve succeeded with this recipe. Both of our girls love these meatballs. So much so that they ask for seconds.
A New Spin on a Family Favorite
Meatballs are great by themselves (obviously) or put on top or rice or onto a roll. However, meatballs subs are hard for little kids to eat and putting on top of rice isn’t easy when you’re on the move (especially if you have to eat in the car). Today, we’re transforming our family favorite meatballs into a delicious and fun recipe for the whole family – Meatball Sliders! Not only are they a family friendly recipe, but it’s a crowd please and easy to eat on the run. Try them for your next get together or upcoming sports night!
How to Make Meatball Sliders
We start with the basics of our homemade meatball recipe. If you don’t have time, feel free to use large store bought meatballs. Once you form the ingredients into meatballs, then it’s time to get them cooking. We’ve opted to cook the meatballs in New! Thrive Algae Oil. Once the meatballs are cooked, we add spaghetti sauce to the skillet and cook for a few more minutes. Once that sauce is well incorporated with the meatballs, we start making our meatball sliders. We layer mozzarella cheese on top of slider buns with a little more sauce and one meatball. Once layered, we brush an herbed butter mixture on top of the buns and then cook for 12 minutes. Then done! Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!
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- 1 homemade meatball recipe* (only the first 9 ingredients)
- 2 tbsp Thrive Algae Oil
- 1.5 cups spaghetti sauce
- 18 slider buns
- 9 slices mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 tsp italian seasoning
Prepare homemade meatballs according to instructions.
Heat oil in skillet over medium heat.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In batches, cook meatballs, making sure not to overcrowd, for 10-12 minutes or until browned on all sides and cooked through. Stir frequently so not to burn. *Add more Thrive Algae Oil between batches if necessary.
Once all the meatballs are cooked, add them back into the skillet with spaghetti sauce.
Cook for 3-5 more minutes. Then, remove from heat.
On your slider buns, place a quarter slice of cheese on the bottom, then a little bit of sauce from your skillet, one meatball, a little more sauce, another quarter slice of cheese and the top of the bun. *Use toothpicks to hold together if not staying together.
Place on baking sheet and Repeat with remaining sliders.
Mix together the melted butter and Italian seasoning and brush mixture across the tops of meatball sliders
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown on top.
*Homemade meatball recipe can be swapped out for store bought meatballs. Look for meatballs at least 2" in diameter. Prepare according to directions.
**Nutritional facts are just estimates. Please utilize your own brand nutritional values to double check against our estimates.
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