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Italian Meatball Sliders

Juicy delicious Italian Meatball Sliders with melted Mozzarella topping ! So good to serve on Game Day or for lunch and great as a light dinner as well.

Juicy delicious Italian Meatball Sliders with melted Mozzarella topping ! So good to serve on Game Day or for lunch and great as a light dinner as well

Our family loves meatballs ! Served any way – over pasta, rice on it’s own with a dip and especially on a roll as with these lip smacking Italian Meatball Sliders .

I like this recipe as the sauce is mixed into the meatballs first. Baking follows and then simmered in more of the sauce for a couple of minutes.

Juicy delicious Italian Meatball Sliders with melted Mozzarella topping ! So good to serve on Game Day or for lunch and great as a light dinner as well

Baking the meatballs also means less fat which is great as I try to use as many fat-reduced / low-fat and wholewheat ingredients in as many recipes as possible.

Use a low-in-salt and low-fat Pasta Sauce if available. However, I know it is not always available from local supermarkets.

The alternative (or if you prefer) is of course to use homemade Pasta Sauce .. real homemade from scratch.

Juicy delicious Italian Meatball Sliders with melted Mozzarella topping ! So good to serve on Game Day or for lunch and great as a light dinner as well

Mine also only had a few dots of Mozzarella, but hubby and my son’s were covered in cheese !

Theirs melted not only over the meatballs but right into the filling as well 😉 . You decide how much Mozzarella you prefer !

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Italian Meatball Sliders

Yield: 6 Servings

Italian Meatball Sliders

Italian Meatball Sliders

Juicy delicious Italian Meatball Sliders with melted Mozzarella topping ! So good to serve on Game Day or for lunch and great as a light dinner as well

Prep Time 15 minutes
Bake Time 25 minutes
Additional Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 675 gr Lean Ground Beef ( 1 1/2 pounds )
  • 3 TB Wholewheat Breadcrumbs, fresh
  • 1 t Dried Italian Herbs
  • 2 cups Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce, divided
  • 3/4 t Salt
  • 1 TB Olive Oil, extra-virgin
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper, chopped
  • 1 Onion, thinly sliced
  • 6 Wholewheat Rolls, Long Hotdog Style
  • 1/2 cup Low-Fat Mozzarella Cheese, grated or sliced

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200 deg C (400 deg F) – spray a large oven dish with cooking oil
  2. Combine the Beef, Breadcrumbs, Italian Herbs, 1/4 cup Pasta Sauce and the Salt in a mixing bowl – shape into 2.5 cm  {1 inch} meatballs – place on the prepared oven dish and bake 25 – 30 minutes or until done, turning over after 15 minutes
  3. Heat the Olive Oil – saute the Green Pepper and Onion until soft – add the baked meatballs together with the remaining Pasta Sauce – simmer 5 minutes
  4. Scoop 3 meatballs into each Roll – spoon a little sauce over and top with Mozzarella Cheese
  5. Place under the grill element of the oven until the Cheese has melted

Nutrition Information

Yield

6 Servings

Serving Size

1 Slider

Amount Per Serving Calories 449Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 110mgSodium 777mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 3gSugar 5gProtein 39g

Nutrition value is not always accurate

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Miz Helen

Tuesday 17th of June 2014

Your Meatballs look like they would have great flavor! Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!Miz Helen

Jamie Sherman

Monday 16th of June 2014

My kiddos love meatball anything!! I haven't made a meatball sandwich in ages - like, I can't even remember the last time! Pinning to try!!

Diane Balch

Friday 13th of June 2014

Haven't seen you in a while... my Italian heart is loving this slider. Please bring it by foodie friday today: http://www.simplelivingeating.com

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion

Thursday 12th of June 2014

mmmm meatballs, I likey!

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