Mini Italian Meatball Sliders

Grilled Cheese Social
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 2 servings

These little Italian meatball sliders are perfect for parties...especially the Super Bowl! Just add spicy whole grain mustard to toasted mini rolls then top with cheesy meatballs, roasted red and yellow peppers, and some capers. We used pre-made ingredients but if you made the meatballs and roasted the red peppers yourself, these little sandwiches could be even more impressive!

And yes, this recipe only makes two tiny sliders but you could easily increase the ingredients and make a large amount for a party or a dozen for a fun little appetizer. And if you're looking to make your party, even more, fun–Add customized tooth picks into each one or invite your friends over, ask them to bring a bunch of random ingredients, and you could build your own sandwich DIY party. 


  • 2 small rolls (such as King's Hawaiian)
  • 2 meatballs (we used Farm Rich's Turkey Meatballs)
  • 2 tablespoon cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon mozzarella
  • 1/4 teaspoon capers
  • 3 tablespoon roasted peppers (red and yellow)
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Begin by melting cheese over the meatballs. You can either do this in a small pan on the stove top or you could just melt the cheese over the meatballs by popping it in the microwave for a minute or two.

  3. Next, slice each roll in half and toast them under the broiler until they're warm and crispy. 

  4. Thoroughly smear each roll with half of the mustard and place half of the roasted red peppers into each bun. Next, add one meatball with the cheese melted over it into each roll and top with capers. Serve immediately. 

Glass Bakeware Warning

Do not use glass bakeware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if it states oven-safe or heat resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally.