Meatballs + Hawaiian rolls = big taste. These sliders are perfect for your next gathering.


By LORI LESLEY


Who doesn’t love a good slider?


Whether it’s a quiet dinner at home or a festive occasion with friends, this easy recipe for meatball sliders will make your tastebuds dance!


Here’s how to make them!

WHAT’S IN IT


2 pounds lean ground beef


1 cup Italian style bread crumbs


3 Tbsp. pesto


1 large egg


1 24-oz jar of your favorite pasta sauce


1 package of Hawaiian rolls


12 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese


1/2 tsp. oregano


1/4 cup melted butter


1 Tbsp. olive oil


3 garlic cloves, minced


1 tsp. Italian seasoning


1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes


2 Tbsp. grated parmesan cheese


1 cup shredded Italian blend cheese


Minced fresh basil

HOW TO MAKE IT


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, pesto and egg and shape into 12 meatballs.


Place on baking sheet and cook until browned, approximately 35 minutes.


Cut Hawaiian rolls in half and arrange bottom half in a greased baking pan.


Place half of cheese slices over roll bottoms; sprinkle with oregano. Add meatballs and sauce, then top with remaining cheese slices and bun tops.


Bake uncovered until cheese is melted, 10-15 minutes. Sprinkle with basil before serving.


Enjoy.