Cheese-Stuffed Meatball Sliders Recipe
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Cheese-Stuffed Meatball Sliders Recipe

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Perfect for tailgating, you can make the meatballs and sauce for these sliders ahead of time and heat them up at home on game day. Put 'em on rolls in the parking lot. —Hilary Breinholt, Glenwood, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds bulk Italian sausage
  • 16 cubes part-skim mozzarella cheese (1-inch; about 8 ounces total)
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1 jar (8.1 ounces) prepared pesto
  • 16 dinner rolls, split and toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 slider: 334 calories, 20g fat (6g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 889mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 13g protein.


  1. Divide sausage into 16 portions. Shape each portion around a cube of cheese. Place on a greased rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Remove to paper towels to drain.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine spaghetti sauce and pesto; bring just to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Add meatballs; heat through, stirring gently. Serve on rolls. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Cheese-Stuffed Meatball Sliders in Taste of Home August/September 2012, p35

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cindiak User ID: 221828 243389
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2016

"Made these for the game today. It was nice I could make them the day before and just reheat and serve."

Rose_Smith User ID: 8719194 242643
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2016

"Luv for meatballs never ends! I was actually searching for this recipe since a long time... but this preparation method looks easy and simple.. I recently ordered meatballs from an online site for my house warming party which looked almost same as this! Here's the link to it, Will try this recipe and will share my views on it! Thanks :)"

stitta User ID: 5517753 151321
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2013

"My husband LOVES this recipe! He requests it frequently!"

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