Baked Meatball Sliders – The Cookie Rookie®

These Baked Meatball Sliders are such a crowd pleaser! Juicy meatballs slathered in marinara sauce and cheese, nestled between soft slider rolls. An easy game day appetizer!

baked meatball sliders in pan

Meatball Parmesan Sliders Recipe

Whether you’re after an awesome game day appetizer or an easy dinner recipe, these Meatball Slider will hit the spot! Baked to perfection and a breeze to whip up, these little beauties really pack a flavor punch!

Looking for other appetizer ideas? Why not also try my Easy Little Smokies and my Philly Cheesesteak Dip!

Why you’ll love this Meatball Sliders recipe:

  • Loaded with flavor: Meatballs drenched in tangy marinara sauce and melty cheese – divine!
  • A delicious buttery glaze: The slider are coated in a mix of seasoning and melted butter – yes please!
  • An easy appetizer or dinner: These hearty sliders are great as an app or as a main.
baked meatball sliders in pan
baked meatball sliders in pan

How to make Baked Meatball Sliders

Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!

  1. Slice the rolls in half, place in a baking pan and layer on cheese meatballs and sauce. Add the tops back on.
  2. Brush the buns with your garlic butter mixture.
  3. Cover in foil and bake for 20 mins then remove foil, sprinkle with cheese and bake for a further 10 mins.
  4. Garnish, serve and enjoy!
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baked meatball sliders in pan

What are the best meatballs to use?

For easy I used frozen meatballs, you can go for Italian, Swedish or homestyle – they all work well. You can – of course – make your own meatballs if you are so inclined!

Can you make these Meatball Sliders ahead of time?

You sure can! These are great for parties because you can prep it all and just before baking, cover n foil and place in the fridge for a few hours until ready to bake.

What to serve with Meatball Sliders

These gorgeous min burgers are great as appetizers but they also make for an easy dinner option. You can serve with a nice, crisp side salad, fries and more. Here’s some ideas for sides:

picking up meatball slider
baked meatball sliders in pan


  • Use a preheated oven.
  • Be sure to spritz your baking dish with non stick spray before adding the slider buns.
  • Serve with additional warmed marinara for dipping, if desired.
  • Garnish with some chopped fresh basil.
picking up meatball slider

These oven baked Meatball sliders are a hearty and delicious addition to your appetizer arsenal, perfect for game day and they’re kid friendly too… win, win!

If you make this recipe be sure to upload a photo in the comment section below or leave a rating. Enjoy!

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