Cheesy Meatball Sliders

What You'll Need:

Lean Ground Beef Kosher Salt Ground Black Pepper Onion Powder Garlic Minced Dried Parsley Flakes Egg Breadcrumbs Parmesan Cheese Olive Oil Pepperoni Can of Crushed Tomatoes Dried Basil Red Pepper Flakes Hawaiian Rolls / Slider Buns Cheese Slices Butter Chopped fresh parsley or chives, to garnish

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper and set aside. Place the ground beef in a large bowl, breaking up the meat into small pieces.

Add the salt, pepper, onion powder, minced garlic, parsley, egg, Parmesan cheese, and bread crumbs.

Lightly mix until fully incorporated.

Shape into 12 meatballs about the size of a golf ball. Place on the prepared baking sheet about an inch apart.

Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes.

While the meatballs are baking, make the sauce. Place the olive oil and pepperoni in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook for about 3 minutes or so. Add garlic, and cook 1 minute more.

Add tomatoes, basil, salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese. Simmer for about 10 minutes to blend the flavors together. Set aside.

Remove the buns from the package, and without separating them, use a long, serrated knife to cut the rolls in half horizontally. Place the bottom half of the rolls in a 9”x13” pan.

Layer 6 slices of mozzarella cheese on the bottom half of the bread. Spread about ½ cup of the sauce in an even layer over the cheese on the buns.

Place a meatball on each bun.

Spoon another ½ cup of sauce on top, dividing it evenly over the meatballs. Reserve the remaining sauce for dipping.

Place the remaining 6 slices of cheese over the meatballs.

Top with the remaining half of the buns and brush the buns with melted butter.

Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and parsley or chives.

Bake for about 15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the buns are golden brown.

Meatball Sliders are great for a fun weeknight dinner, served with salads or veggies to make a complete meal that your whole family will go crazy over.

Made with flavorful and juicy meatballs in a rich tomato sauce with pepperoni and plenty of gooey cheese inside Hawaiian sweet rolls, these sliders are topped with a delicious butter and parmesan glaze. It's the perfect snack for game day or as part of your party table spread.

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