Healthy Meatball Sliders Recipe

These quick, cheesy meatball sliders combine Hawaiian roll sliders and meatball subs perfectly. Make these with homemade or frozen meatballs for a weekday meal or game-day snack.


– 1 batch homemade meatballs – 1 batch batch quick marinara sauce – 2 packages Hawaiian sweet rolls 12 count each – 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese – ½ cup fresh or grated parmesan cheese For the Garlic Butter: – 4 tablespoons unsalted butter – 1-2 cloves garlic grated or minced – 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning – pinch salt & pepper

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9"x13" baking dish with cooking spray. Cut the rolls in half horizontally like a bagel and put the bottoms in the baking dish, saving the tops. 

Step 2

Butter melts in a small pot over medium-low heat. Add garlic, Italian seasoning, and a touch of salt and pepper and cook until fragrant. 

Step 3

Apply a thin layer of garlic butter to the rolls' bottoms, then add ½-2/3 cup of marinara sauce, adjusting for desired sauceiness. Evenly sprinkle half the mozzarella and parmesan over the sauce. 

Step 4

Then add meatballs. You can put a complete meatball on each slider bread or cut them in half and distribute them evenly. Sprinkle remaining cheese.

Step 5

Spread another ½ to ⅔ cup of marinara on the cut side of the roll tops. Put slider tops on. Use the leftover garlic butter to top the sliders.

Step 6

Bake 15-20 minutes until hot and cheese melts. Use the remaining marinara for dipping.


– Serving: 1slider,  – Calories: 142kcal,  – Carbohydrates: 1g,  – Protein: 3g,  – Fat: 5g,  – Saturated Fat: 3g,  – Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g,  – Monounsaturated Fat: 1g,  – Trans Fat: 0.1g,  – Cholesterol: 14mg,  – Sodium: 95mg,  – Potassium: 12mg,  – Fiber: 0.1g,  – Sugar: 0.3g,  – Vitamin A: 141IU,  – Vitamin C: 0.04mg,  – Calcium: 75mg,  – Iron: 0.1mg

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