Meatball Sliders

I feel like it’s been ages since I shared a recipe with you all! I made today’s Meatball Sliders for my sister’s graduation party and they were a big hit so I thought I would share the recipe with you all.

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These are made using small snack rolls so they are perfect for barbecues and parties to serve and share. 

meatball sliders

The first time I made these I bought pre made meatballs to save time so if you want to do that they will still be delicious but I made the meatballs from scratch this time. To be honest it really doesn’t take much extra time to do the meatballs from scratch and it is so worth it!

meatball sliders

The tomato sauce in this recipe is a great base recipe that you can use in all sorts of things. I use it in bolagnase, lasagne and for spaghetti.

meatball sliders

Another thing I love about these is that you can make them ahead of time and then just finish them off in the oven when needed. Perfect for any social gathering, because who wants to be stuck in the kitchen when you have friends and family round?

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I hope you like this recipe for Meatball Sliders and I hope we get a few more sunny days to enjoy the garden and have a few more barbecues!! We have had far too many rainy days this Summer. If you love the recipe let me know, you can find and follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!

Lianne x

Meatball Sliders

Servings 12 sliders


  • 12 snack rolls
  • 25 g butter melted
  • 100 g cheddar cheese grated
  • 100 g mozzarella cheese grated

For the meatballs

  • 500 g minced beef
  • 1 slice white bread
  • 1 egg
  • mixed herbs I used dried
  • salt and pepper to season

For the tomato sauce

  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 400 g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 500 g tomato passata
  • mixed herbs I used dried
  • salt and pepper to season
  • olive oil


To make the meatballs

  1. Blitz your slice of bread in the food processor to make bread crumbs and then add them to a bowl along with all the other meatball ingredients. Using clean hands mix together and then form into 12 even sized balls. Set aside.

To make the tomato sauce

  1. Add a little oil to a large pan on a medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened. Add the tinned tomatoes, passata, herbs and seasoning to the pan and bring to a boil then reduce the heat down to low. Add in the meatballs and leave to simmer for 30 mins until the sauce has reduced and the meatballs are cooked through.

To assemble

  1. Cut the snack rolls in half. Put the bottoms into a dish so they fit snuggly. Add a meatball to each roll and then spoon the sauce over each meatball. Sprinkle both cheeses over the meatballs and then place the roll tops on top. Brush the tops of the rolls with the melted butter and cover the whole dish in foil. When you are ready to bake them preheat the oven to 180c/160c fan oven put the sliders in covered for 10 minutes then remove the foil and return to the oven for another 10 mins. Serve straight away so the cheese is all melty and yummy.

Pin Meatball Sliders to save them for later!

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