Canned biscuits are filled with frozen meatballs and cheeses, baked, and then served with a side of marinara for dinner on the go, football party appetizers, or an after-school snack!
If you often eat meals on the go you probably love recipes that are easy, ready in about 30 minutes, and portable. Biscuit meatball sliders are great for on-the-go families. Just wrap frozen or homemade meatballs in the canned biscuits you find in the grocery store refrigeration aisle. Bake and freeze or pack for later. Adding cheese inside adds a little fun and some extra flavor. Dip these in homemade pizza sauce or homemade marinara sauce.
Ready in just a few minutes, meatball sliders are sure to become a family favorite!
You can grab all these ingredients and keep them on hand for a quick and easy dinner when your schedule gets busy.
Cheesy Biscuit Meatball Sliders
Cheesy Biscuit Meatball Sliders Ingredients:
To make the biscuit meatball sliders you will need:
- Canned biscuits
- Mozzarella cheese
- Frozen meatballs that are thawed, or homemade meatballs
- Melted butter,
- Garlic salt
- Dried Basil (or Oregano)
- Marinara or pizza sauce for dipping.
Keep the sauce on the outside of the sliders so the dough doesn’t get soggy. Plus, kids love to dip their food!
We used Cooked Perfect® Meatballs Gluten-Free Italian Meatballs to make the sliders. Keeping a bag of pre-cooked meatballs in the freezer is a great trick to make dinner easier. They are perfect for a quick dinner and they taste just like homemade! Some of our favorites are Sloppy Joe Meatball Subs and Meatball Lasagna. You can buy them at the store or make a batch of Oven-Baked Meatballs and freeze them to use.
Cheesy Biscuit Sliders Directions:
Open the can of biscuits and separate the biscuits. Working with one biscuit at a time, flatten each one using a wide bottom cup or canning jar. Flatten the biscuit wide enough so it will cover a meatball.
Place about a teaspoon of shredded mozzarella cheese and a thawed meatball in the center of the flattened biscuit. We tried both whole and half a meatball and preferred the whole meatball. The whole one gives the sliders more substance but you can use either.
Carefully fold the rest of the biscuit dough around the meatball. The dough is pretty resilient so it’s not hard to do. Pinch the dough together so it completely encases the meatball and cheese.
Repeat with each biscuit in the can. Usually, there are 8 biscuits per can so you may need more if you are feeding a lot of hungry people. These will go super fast.
Place the biscuit wrapped meatballs on a baking sheet, leaving a little space in between each slider. Brush on the melted butter, then add a sprinkle of garlic salt and a little bit of dried basil.
Bake the sliders according to the directions on the biscuit can. Let the sliders get nice and brown on top, but be careful that the bottoms don’t burn.
Serve the meatball sliders with a side of marinara or pizza sauce for dipping. The pizza sauce is a little thicker. Keeping the sauce on the side, rather than inside the sliders, keeps the biscuit dough from getting soggy!
Cheesy Biscuit Meatball Sliders
Frozen meatballs are stuffed inside canned meatballs and baked then dipped in marinara.
- 8 Cooked Perfect Italian Meatballs (regular or gluten free)
- 1 can of biscuits
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 Tablespoon melted butter
- Sprinkle of granulated garlic and dried basil
- Marinara or Pizza Sauce on the side for dipping
- Thaw Cooked Perfect meatballs in the refrigerator.
- Separate canned biscuits into individual biscuits. Use a wide bottomed glass to flatten each biscuit.
- Place 1 meatball in the center of each biscuit. Top with a sprinkle of cheese.
- Carefully stretch the biscuit dough to completely enclose the meatball in the biscuit. Pinch the dough closed. Repeat with each slider.
- Place the sliders on a baking sheet. Brush the tops with melted butter and then sprinkle with garlic and basil.
- Bake according to the directions on the can of biscuits.
- Serve immediately with a side of marinara sauce or pizza sauce for dipping.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 198Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 362mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 7g
Mom tested … kids approved!! This was sooooo good!!! Thank you!!!
Donna @ Modern on Monticello says
My family loves sliders and I am always looking for new recipes to try. The biscuit combined with meatballs is sure to be a hit. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty
I found this on the Thrifty Couple’s weekly link up party! This looks delicious!
Thanks for sharing! I am excited to use this….especially at football parties!
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome says
OK – now I’m hungry! So simple! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party!
Miz Helen says
What a great idea and so easy, your sliders will be great for game day! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,we are so happy to have you join us. Have a wonderful week and come back to see us real soon!
Karyl | Karyl's Kulinary Krusade says
Oh yeah, I definitely need to make these! They would also be great for a party or gameday tailgate.
Jhuls | The Not So Creative Cook says
I know I’d enjoy these!! So gooood!! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday party!
Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond says
These look delicious and easy to make which I like! Thanks for sharing at #overthemoon link party.