Honey Buffalo Meatball Sliders

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2 hours


6 servings

Updated: Nov. 18, 2023
These little sliders deliver big Buffalo chicken flavor without the messiness of wings. The spicy-sweet meatballs are a hit on game day with kids and adults alike. —Julie Peterson, Crofton, Maryland
Honey Buffalo Meatball Sliders Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 package (24 ounces) frozen fully cooked Italian turkey meatballs, thawed
  • Additional hot sauce, optional
  • Bibb lettuce leaves
  • 12 mini buns
  • Crumbled blue cheese
  • Ranch salad dressing, optional


  1. In a 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker, mix the first 6 ingredients until smooth. Stir in meatballs until coated. Cook, covered, on low 2-3 hours, until meatballs are heated through.
  2. If desired, stir in additional hot sauce. Serve meatballs on lettuce-lined buns; top with cheese and, if desired, dressing.

Nutrition Facts

1 slider: 261 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 704mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 14g protein.