Herby Garlic Parmesan Meatball Sliders

Yield: 12 Sliders

Herby Garlic Parmesan Meatball Sliders

Prep time: 45 MinCook time: 30 MinTotal time: 1 H & 15 M


  • 1 pound Ground Beef (80/20)
  • 1 pound Ground Pork
  • 5 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 cup Yellow Onion, Diced
  • 1/3 cup Basil, chopped
  • 1/3 cup Parsley, chopped
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup Italian Breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
  • Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • 24 ounces Marinara Sauce
Herby Garlic Butter
  • 12 TB Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 cup Basil, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Parsley, chopped
  • 10-12 Garlic Cloves, grated
  • 12 Potato Slider Buns
  • 12 oz Low Moisture Mozzarella Cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated


  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Soak breadcrumbs in milk for a few minutes until the milk has fully absorbed into the breadcrumbs.
  3. In a pan over medium low heat, sweat down onion and garlic in a little olive oil until translucent.
  4. Allow the onions and garlic to cool a bit, then add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl with a some freshly cracked black pepper.
  5. Combine all ingredients together, being careful not to over mix.
  6. Form mixture into about 24 meatballs (about 2 TB per meatball) and place on a parchment or tin foil lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
  8. While the meatballs are baking, add the marinara sauce to a large pot and bring to a simmer.
  9. Once the meatballs are out of the oven, place them in the sauce and keep warm.
Herby Garlic Butter
  1. Melt butter in a small pot and add in garlic.
  2. Simmer for about 3-5 minutes then remove from heat and in salt and herbs.
  1. Keep the oven on at 400F.
  2. Brush insides of the buns and outside top bun with the herby garlic butter and place them all out onto a sheet tray.
  3. Toast in the oven for about 7 minutes.
  4. Once the buns are out of the oven, switch the oven on to broil.
  5. To assemble the sliders, place some mozzarella cheese on the bottom bun, then two meatballs on top with a little extra sauce. Add some more cheese on the inside of the top bun and then pop everything under the broiler until the cheese in melted.
  6. Sprinkle with a little parmesan cheese over the meatballs, close the sliders then brush the tops with more herby garlic butter and a final sprinkle of parmesan.
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