Meatball Sliders: Super Bowl Food

Whew! After 14 hours of flying, I’m back and sooo excited to be with my kids again. It’s was hard leaving paradise but all good things must come to an end.

I was looking for a way to use some meatballs I had left over from my 3-Ingredient Sweet and Sour Meatballs and thought these Meatball Sliders would be perfect Super Bowl food. Meatballs tossed in a little marinara sauce, topped with cheese, and toasted to perfection in the oven. You can even use hot dog buns (I like Martin’s) cut in thirds for slider buns which makes this appetizer super affordable.
Meatball Sliders: Super Bowl Food
Prep Time
21 hrs 59 mins
Cook Time
21 hrs 59 mins
Author: Christy Denney
  • 24 frozen meatballs thawed
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 8 ounces sliced provolone or mozzarella
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasonings
  • 24 dinner rolls or 8 hot dog buns cut in thirds
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a 9X13 pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Warm the meatballs in the marinara sauce in a saucepan over medium heat. Separate the dinner rolls or hot dog buns and place one saucy meatball on the bottom roll. Top with mozzarella or provolone. Place the top roll on and push down slightly. Place meatball slider in the pan and continue to assemble the rest of the sliders.
  3. Microwave butter in a bowl in the microwave until melted. Add garlic powder and Italian seasonings and mix well. Brush tops of buns with melted butter mixture.
  4. Toast in oven for 8-10 minutes or until toasted. I like mine a little more on the soft side...not so toasty.

Speak Your Mind



  1. Yum! And cute! 😉

  2. These looks delicious and are very cute!

  3. My husband and I were talking about making meatball sliders for the super bowl! These look fantastic:-)

  4. My son would love finding meatball sliders in our kitchen. These are a great idea.

  5. I love the hot dog bun trick!! I will totally use them the next time I can’t find ‘slider’ buns!

  6. Sliders are the best because you can eat 20 of them and not feel as bad as eating one big burger. Funny how that works, lol.

  7. these look so yummy!! and to answer your question the only half decent lens i have is the 50mm 1.8… which isn’t much at all! i am wanting to get a couple other ones that i have my eye on but i think i might upgrade my camera first and don’t wanna invest in the lenses til i do cause it’ll be a different brand. if you need a good one though, i have heard nothing but amazing things about the 50mm 1.4 and the 24-70mm 2.8.

  8. This idea is so genius! Love it! Perfect Super Bowl food!!

  9. These would fly off any platter on game day!

  10. They look tasty… but what is a superbowl?

  11. cute idea!

  12. What tasty bite sized snacks!

  13. LITERALLY, you just rescued dinner for me tonight!
    I owe you one!

  14. Oh my gosh…this is brilliant! My husband and I have recently been loving meatball sandwiches AND any type of sliders (like your ham and cheese sliders…HUGE hit! :D). I love your idea of using hot dog buns b/c those slider buns are so hard to find! Plus adding the butter and garlic to the top….PERFECT! Can’t wait to make these, my husband will freak out!! 🙂

  15. These are so cute! And look really delicious.

  16. Kirkland meatballs are fantastic for this. I also like using King’s Hawaiian rolls for these as well.

  17. Christy,

    What a great recipe! My kids love meatballs and I am always looking for easy and fun food to serve when we have casual get togethers. I will certainly try these next time we have a party and let you know how they turn out!!