Mini Meatball Sliders on garlic breadsticks with spaghetti sauce and melted cheese are perfect for parties!
Today we are going for a high of 74 degrees, which is a temperature that we haven’t seen in Minnesota since October 11, 2013! What a winter it has been… that is 6 months of below 74 degree weather. With the warmer weather comes thoughts of summer entertaining. It is so much easier to have people over when the weather is nice. The kids can play outside and the windows can be open letting in the fresh air. I recently tried making a mini version of one of our favorite meals: meatball subs. These mini meatball sliders are the perfect sized finger food for parties!
To make the mini meatball sliders, cook a package of premade Italian meatballs according to the directions on the package. The package I used said to put the meatballs in a pan with 1/4 inch of water, bring it to a boil and then simmer for 20 minutes. Then, add 1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce to the pan and simmer until heated. The meatballs could also be made in a Crock Pot! Just cook the meatballs and sauce on high for 2-3 hours.
While the meatballs are simmering, bake a package of garlic breadsticks according to the directions on the package. Cut the breadsticks into small “slider buns” depending on the size of the breadsticks and your meatballs. I was able to get 4 sliders from each breadstick. Top the garlic breadstick slider with a meatball and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Add the top and hold in place with a toothpick.
- 32 premade frozen Italian meatballs
- 1 jar of spaghetti sauce
- 8 garlic breadsticks
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- Put the meatballs in a pan with 1/4 inch of water, bring it to a boil and then simmer for 20 minutes.
- Add jar of spaghetti sauce to the pan and simmer until heated.
- Bake garlic breadsticks at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
- Cut each breadstick into 4 segments.
- Put sauce covered meatballs on the bottom halves of the mini garlic breadstick slider buns.
- Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
- Add the top bun and hold in place with a toothpick.
- Alternative: Prepare the meatballs and sauce in Crock Pot. Just cook the meatballs and sauce on high for 2-3 hours.
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