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5 from 3 votes

Meatball Sliders Recipe

Meatball Sliders make a great appetizer, lunch or even supper! Just be sure to make plenty of these meatball sliders!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 6
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


For the Meatballs

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 tablespoons diced onion
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons bread or cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley optional

For the Sauce:

  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons oregano flakes

For the Sliders:

  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon cut into thirds
  • 12 dinner rolls
  • 12 slices provolone cheese


For the Meatballs:

  • Mix together all ingredients for the meatballs. Set aside.
  • Cook bacon in a 10- to 12-inch skillet over medium heat until cooked crisp. Remove bacon to a paper towel lined plate for later use.
  • Using a tablespoon scoop or spoon, form meatballs from the ground beef mixture. Drop into the heated skillet, turning occasionally to ensure that all sides of the meatball have been browned, about 7 minutes.

For the Sauce:

  • Add tomato sauce and oregano to the skillet with the meatballs and reduce heat to a low simmer. All to simmer for about 5 minutes while assembling the slider rolls.

For the Sliders:

  • Preheat oven to 350ยบ F.
  • Place dinner rolls on a sheet pan. Split open the dinner rolls and tuck a slice of provolone cheese inside. Add a slice of bacon inside the fold of each slice of cheese and then add a meatball. Spoon sauce from the skillet onto each meatball.
  • Place sheet pan of sliders into the oven for 5 minutes, just to melt the cheese.
  • Remove from the oven and serve warm.