Meatballs of all sorts have become one of my go to entertaining dishes, so for my sisters bridal shower I decided to do meatball sliders. I used my same turkey and chicken meatball and tomato basil sauce recipe that I used in my older post Meatballs!! but instead of serving them with pasta I turned them into mini sandwiches.
Following the directions from the Meatballs!! post after both the sauce and the meatballs are ready combine them and cover the meatballs in the sauce. If you are making this ahead of time now let them cool a bit then store in the refrigerator until an hour before you are ready to serve them then reheat over low until hot all the way through. You can also reheat them in a slow cooker over low just add a little water and change to the keep warm setting, this is how I prefer to do it. As the meatballs are reheating slice fresh mozzarella cheese. Preheat oven to 400. To create the sliders cut the meatballs in half and spread out on a sheet tray covered in tin foil and sprayed with cooking spray. Put the mozzarella on the meatballs and into the oven until the cheese is melty 5-10 mins. I couldn’t find slider sized french rolls but that is what I would recommend using or you can do what I did and cut up regular sandwich french rolls into thirds, place the meatballs and cheese on the rolls and garnish with a fresh basil leaf. Enjoy!