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Cheese-Stuffed Meatball Sliders

 Cheese-Stuffed Meatball Sliders
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
16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Meanwhile, 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.