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Monster Meatball Sliders

Monster Meatball Sliders are a wickedly fun dinner or appetizer to serve up. A kid-friendly Halloween recipe that is a tender bun that is stuffed with a juicy meatball, mozzarella cheese, and pasta sauce. The monster meatballs have an olive eyes topping and cheese fangs for a fun addition.

Monster meatball sliders

As the weather changes from hot to cool it has everyone ready for fall dishes. If you are having a Halloween party or want a fun themed dinner try these easy meatball sliders. Try out my three cheese meatball casserole that is a crowd pleaser. 

Also try out these cranberry cocktail meatballs, they are a sweet and savory meatball. I also will recommend these keto meatballs with marinara if you want to have a keto friendly dish. 

how to make monster meatball sliders

Why You’ll Love These Monster Sliders

  • Fun Halloween Recipe 
  • Kid Friendly 
  • Easy to Make 
  • Can Use Frozen or Homemade Meatballs 

Ingredients Needed For Sliders 

Meatballs – I used a bag of frozen meatballs to make these sliders. You can make homemade if you want. 

Spaghetti Sauce – Any brand works. 

Black Olives – You can use green olives with pimentos if you want. 

Slider Buns – Sweet Hawaiian, butter rolls, etc. Any work. 

Mozzarella Cheese – Any mild white cheese works great for this. 

How to Make Monster Meatball Sliders

Full directions on how to make these sliders is featured below. This is a quick walk through on how it is made. 

Step One: Start by adding the meatballs and sauce together in a pan. Heat on medium heat until the meatballs are nice and warm. If your meatballs are raw then cook fully. 

Step Two: Cut the cheese into triangles to look like monster teeth. 

Step Three: Place meatball on a slider bun, and add teeth in front on meatball. 

Step Four: Use toothpicks (be watchful with small children and toothpicks) to add olives on for eyes, and poke into the top of the bun. 

Step Five: Serve and enjoy. 

Storing Leftovers 

If you happen to not eat all your sliders I recommend that you store them in an airtight container in the fridge. If you don’t assemble all the sliders right away you can store the meatballs separately in a container. Then assemble before you serve. 

Variations To Recipe 

  • Use any flavor or style of meatballs you want. Chicken meatballs, vegetarian meatballs, etc. 
  • Use marinara sauce instead of a spaghetti sauce. 
  • Swap the spaghetti sauce with a BBQ sauce to make these a BBQ meatball slider recipe. 
  • Use any flavor of olives for the eyes. 

Common Questions 

Can I change up what I use for filling in sliders? 

Of course. You can even do a simple ham and cheese slider if you want, and still decorate it like a monster. Or do roast beef and cheddar. Have fun and do your favorite sandwich fillers.

Can I make these sliders in advance? 

The sauce will make the buns a bit soggy so it is recommended to make them right before you go to serve them. Otherwise, it can leave your buns able to fall apart.

Monster Meatball Sliders

Monster Meatball Sliders

Yield: Makes 12 Sliders
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Monster Meatball Sliders are a wickedly fun dinner or appetizer to serve up. A kid-friendly Halloween recipe that is a tender bun that is stuffed with a juicy meatball, mozzarella cheese, and pasta sauce. The monster meatballs have an olive eyes topping and cheese fangs for a fun addition.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 bag italian meatballs; about 25 meatballs
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce
  • 24 sliced black olives
  • 12 slider buns
  • 6 slices mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Add the meatballs and sauce together in a pan. For precooked meatball heat on medium heat until the meatballs are nice and warm. If your meatballs are raw then cook fully. 
  2. Cut the cheese into triangles to look like monster teeth.
  3. Place meatball on a slider bun, and add teeth in front on meatball. 
  4. Use toothpicks to add olives on for eyes, and poke into the top of the bun. 
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Variations To Recipe 

  • Use any flavor or style of meatballs you want. Chicken meatballs, vegetarian meatballs, etc. 
  • Use marinara sauce instead of a spaghetti sauce. 
  • Swap the spaghetti sauce with a BBQ sauce to make these a BBQ meatball slider recipe. 
  • Use any flavor of olives for the eyes. 

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