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Pesto Meatball Sandwiches

Pesto Meatball Sliders

These delicious Pesto Meatball Sliders are an amazing tailgate recipe, perfect for your weekend football watching!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Meatball Sliders
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 9 sliders


  • 9 meatballs Store bought or see recipe in notes
  • 3 hoagie rolls cut into 3s
  • 9 slices fresh mozzarella
  • 9 slices provolone cheese
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce store bought or see recipe in notes
  • 1/4 cup pesto refrigerated tastes best!


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 

  2. Lay bun bottoms in a casserole dish. Place in the oven and bake for 5 minutes, or until lightly toasted. This helps prevent sogginess. While they cook, smear 1 heaping tsp. of pesto on the inside of the bun tops.

  3. Remove bun bottoms from oven. Lay 1 slice fresh mozzarella on the bottom of each, then put a meatball on, a spoonful of marinara sauce, and a slide of provolone cheese. Put the tops on and smoosh the meatball down a little.

  4. Place in the oven for 5-8 minutes, or until cheese is melted and buns are golden brown. 

  5. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

My go to  Classic Meatball Recipe

Easy 30 Minute Marinara Sauce