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Meatball Slider Bake

by Betsy Carter

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for 12 servings


  • ¾ lb
    ground beef (340 g)
  • ¾ lb
    italian sausage (340 g)
  • 3 teaspoons
    minced garlic
  • ⅓ cup
    fresh parsley (10 g)
  • ⅓ cup
    grated parmesan cheese (70 g)
  • 1 teaspoon
  • ½ teaspoon
  • 1 ¼ cups
    italian breadcrumbs (140 g)
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup
    milk (180 mL)
  • 1 tablespoon
    oil, for frying
  • 12 slider buns
  • 2 cups
    marinara sauce (520 g)
  • 2 cups
    shredded mozzarella cheese (200 g)


  • 2 tablespoons
    olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon
    italian seasoning
    Calories 459
    Fat 24g
    Carbs 33g
    Fiber 1g
    Sugar 5g
    Protein 25g

Estimated values based on one serving size.



  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F (180˚C).
  2. In a large bowl add the ground beef, Italian sausage, garlic, parsley, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, bread crumbs, eggs, and milk and mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. Roll the mixture into 5 ounce meatballs.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a pan over medium heat and brown the meatballs on both sides for 15 minutes total.
  5. Slice the rolls in half lengthwise.
  6. Place the bottom half on a 9 x 13-inch (23 x 33cm) baking dish.
  7. Spoon a little marinara sauce on each bun. Top a meatball on each roll, add another spoonful of sauce, and top with mozzarella cheese.
  8. Place the remaining half of the rolls on top and lightly brush them with oil.
  9. Combine the parmesan cheese and the Italian seasoning in a small bowl and sprinkle it over the buns.
  10. Bake for 15 minutes.
  11. Enjoy!




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