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Meatball Sliders

These chicken meatball sliders are great for game day appetizers or a quick and easy weeknight dinner.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 226kcal
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  • 12 slider rolls
  • 12 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 24 cooked chicken meatballs
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup marinara sauce plus more for dipping
  • cup grated mozzarella plus 2 tablespoons for sprinkling on top
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • teaspoon garlic powder


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  • bottom half of 9 hawaiian rolls in bottom of baking dish
    Slice slider rolls in half. Put the bottom half in the baking dish.
  • hand using basting brush to put butter on bottom of rolls
    Brush 1 tablespoon of melted butter on the rolls.
  • marinara sauce being spread onto rolls
    Spread ⅓ cup marinara sauce over bottom of rolls.
  • chicken meatballs lined up on bottom of rolls
    Place 2 meatballs on each roll.
  • slice of mozzarella cheese placed on top of meatballs
    Top each roll with a slice of mozzarella.
  • parmesan sprinkled onto mozzarella
    Sprinkle ⅓ cup parmesan cheese on top of mozzarella.
  • Italian seasoning sprinkled on top of meatball sliders
    Place the slider roll tops on top of the cheese. Baste with 3 tablespoons of melted butter. Sprinkle top with Italian seasoning and garlic powder.
  • foil covering baking pan
    Bake covered for 20 minutes. Uncover and cook for 3-5 minutes.
  • Serve and eat.


  • If you like your sliders extra buttery, add more melted butter before baking. Then baste the tops with butter when you remove from the oven.
  • You can substitute the fresh mozzarella slices for other types of cheese like provolone or shredded mozzarella.
  • If you add extra sauce to your slider rolls before cooking they may become soggy. If you like more sauce, consider putting a layer of cheese on the bread then sauce.


Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 282mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 162mg | Iron: 1mg
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