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Meatball Sliders

These spooky Halloween appetizers are fun, filling, and easy to make!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Chelsea


  • 1 bag frozen Italian meatballs (OR see the recipe notes for my favorite homemade meatballs!)
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) high quality marinara sauce
  • 24 dinner rolls
  • 1 block (16 ounces) mozzarella cheese, separated
  • 1/2 of 1 jar black olives, sliced
  • Toothpicks


  • Prepare the meatballs according to package directions (or follow the link in the recipe notes and follow directions to make those meatballs!)
  • Combine the cooked meatballs with the marinara sauce. Meanwhile, cut 48 teeth out of the block of mozzarella cheese (or however many sliders you are making) Grate the rest of the cheese to get about 1 cup.
  • When ready to serve, halve the dinner rolls and sprinkle some shredded mozzarella on the bottom rolls. Top each with the hot marinara covered meatballs, more sauce, and the top of the sandwich roll.
  • Thinly slice olives and attach one slice to a toothpick. Insert the toothpick in the top of the sliders. Press the cut out mozzarella teeth to the meatballs. Serve immediately.


Favorite homemade meatballs: https://www.chelseasmessyapron.com/mini-mozzarella-meatballs-pappardelle/ EASY Crockpot Version: https://www.chelseasmessyapron.com/crockpot-meatball-sliders-video/