Meatball Marinara Sliders

Lulu | lulusloveforfood
by Lulu | lulusloveforfood
12 sliders
55 min

If you love spaghetti and meatballs, you'll love this one! Food for a crowd that I know everyone will devour.

The meatballs simmer in a marinara sauce and soak in all that flavor. They remain tender, juicy and saucy.

You can't go wrong with a handheld sandwich. might need a knife and fork for this one. It can get a tad bit messy.

The marinara sauce and cheesy mozzarella are all over the meatballs and oozing from the sides of the sandwich. The buttery, garlic rolls for this little sliders just hit it out of the park. Its a delicious bite thats going to make you go back for more.

Perfect for game days, you can't go wrong!

Recipe details
  • 12  sliders
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 45 Minutes Total time: 55 min
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  • 1 lb ground turkey or beef
  • 1 egg
  • ⅓ cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan
  • 1 tsp garlic seasoning salt
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley 
  • ¼ tsp salt 
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 24 oz jar marinara sauce 
  • 1 dozen rolls
  • 3 cups mozzarella cheese
In a medium size mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey, egg, breadcrumbs, parmesan, seasoning salt, pepper, and parsley. Form the ground turkey mixture into 12 even size balls and place them on a plate or sheet pan. 
Preheat a large skillet to medium heat. Drizzle olive oil. Sear the meatballs on almost all sides, about 7 minutes turning occasionally. Turn the heat on medium low. Pour the marinara sauce into the pan and top with the lid.  You can add crushed red pepper flakes for some heat *optional.  Simmer for about 15-18 minutes until fork knife tender. 
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter a large baking dish, 9x13. Place the bottom side rolls on the dish. 
In a small pot, melt the butter on low heat, stir in the garlic, parsley, olive oil and salt. Allow the garlic to soften, about 3-5 minutes. Set aside. 
Once the meatballs are done, place each meatball on a roll and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Repeat. Brush over the garlic butter. Top with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Then remove foil and bake for 5 minutes longer. Serve and Enjoy!  
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  • ToTo ToTo on Jul 04, 2022

    Looks so good! And I’m sure they taste better than good! Would be good for a family dinner or serve at a party! Can’t wait to try them-thanks for the recipe!

  • Theresa Theresa on Jul 04, 2022

    When are you using the marinara?