Mini Meatball Subs with Frozen Meatballs and Dinner Rolls

Looking for a delicious and easy dinner idea? Try mini meatball subs made with dinner rolls, premade meatballs, spaghetti sauce, and shredded mozzarella cheese.

These sliders are packed with flavor and perfect for a crowd. Simply assemble the sliders with layers of meatballs, marinara sauce, and cheese on dinner rolls, then bake until the cheese is melted and gooey. Enjoy these cheesy and satisfying mini meatball subs for a quick and tasty meal.

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I distinctly remember the first time I had a meatball sub. My sister and I had gone with our artist aunt and uncle to a craft fair for a week in Ohio back in the 1990s – back when craft fairs were such a huge thing! My aunt an uncle were incredibly talented and made a living off of their beautiful creations.

One day for lunch, my sister and I ventured with our uncle to the food area and there was a stand for meatball subs. Both my sister and I had never heard of these before – to which, my uncle probably found funny because unlike my mom, my aunt was an adventurous eater!

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So, all three of us got meatball subs and I have loved them ever since! {Check out my recipe for Homemade Meatball Sub Sandwiches Recipe}

I recently had to make meatball subs for a company I create weekly recipe reels for and got a lot of comments for asking for the recipe when I shared a photo on Facebook. So…here you go, the easiest mini meatball subs, ever!

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Ingredients Needed

Literally, this is the easiest recipe ever…just buy store-bought items that are already made!

  • dinner rolls – I used the Hawaiian bread brand “dinner rolls” (they were not sweet)
  • meatballs – in the meat section at Walmart, I bought the premade Italian meatballs that just needed to be cooked. These were good, but next time I make them, I will make my homemade meatballs {recipe: The Best Meatball Recipe Ever!} because they are hands down the best in the world, or use frozen meatballs in the freezer section
  • spaghetti sauce – use your favorite pasta/spaghetti sauce
  • shredded mozzarella cheese – you could also use provolone slices instead of mozzarella if you prefer
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How To Make Mini Meatball Subs

STEP 1: Align dinner rolls in a 9×9 baking dish

STEP 2: Cut out the centers of the dinner rolls making a hole for the meatballs

STEP 3: Place one cooked meatball inside of each dinner roll

STEP 4: Spoon a tablespoon of spaghetti sauce on top of each meatball

STEP 5: Generously sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese on each sub

STEP 6: Bake at 350°F for about 15 minutes, or until the cheese is golden brown and melted

Enjoy!!

These mouthwatering Meatball Sliders are a fantastic quick and easy dinner or appetizer option for parties. They can be made using either fresh or frozen meatballs, along with marinara sauce and plenty of mozzarella cheese.

When you’re ready to serve the mini sliders, use a spatula to dish them out onto plates. Either pick them up with your hands and eat like a sandwich or use a fork and knife to cut inside and see the delicious and juicy meatball!

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These were definitely a crowd pleaser dish! They would be perfect for taking to a party for an appetizer. Store them in a Pyrex hot/cold travel dish and enjoy at your next party!

I love dishes that can double as a meal or as an appetizer! If you’re looking for more easy meals like this, check out my 5 Last Minute Easy & Delicious Appetizers.

Mini Meatball Sub Sliders Recipe | Gathered In The Kitchen
Mini Meatball Sub Sliders Recipe | Gathered In The Kitchen

Mini Meatball Subs with Frozen Meatballs and Dinner Rolls

Stephanie | Gathered In The Kitchen
These mouthwatering Meatball Sliders are a fantastic quick and easy dinner or appetizer option for parties. They can be made using either fresh or frozen meatballs, along with marinara sauce and plenty of mozzarella cheese.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Servings 12 sliders

Equipment

  • sheet pan or baking dish

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pkg dinner rolls
  • 1 pkg premade meatballs fresh or frozen
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 pkg mozarella cheese shredded or sliced

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Align dinner rolls in a 9×9 baking dish
  • Cut out the centers of the dinner rolls making a hole for the meatballs
  • Place one cooked meatball inside of each dinner roll
  • Spoon a tablespoon of spaghetti sauce on top of each meatball
  • Generously sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese on each sub
  • Bake at 350°F for about 15 minutes, or until the cheese is golden brown and melted
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