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Instant Pot Meatball Sliders

Instant Pot Meatball Sliders

Sliders are one of my favorite party and snack foods. Tiny little sandwiches with melty cheese and savory fillings? What is there not to love? Our latest slider recipe is for these yummy Meatball Sliders. You make the meatballs in your Instant Pot, tuck them inside slider rolls and then melt the cheese in the oven. Easy peasy and oh, so cheesy!

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Making the Instant Pot Meatballs

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/3 + 1/8 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 28 ounce can tomato puree

Mix ground beef, Italian sausage, eggs, bread crumbs, 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, and next four ingredients together using a handheld mixer or wooden spoon, mixing well.

Using a large scooper, form meatballs that are about 1 ½ inches.

Cooking the meatballs in the Instant Pot for Meatball Sliders

Pour half of the tomato puree into the inner pot of the Instant Pot. Place meatballs on top of the sauce and add the remaining sauce over the meatballs.

Close the lid on the pressure cooker and turn the pressure valve to “sealing”. Set for a high-pressure cooking time of 5 minutes by using the Manual button and changing the timer to show 05. Once the timer sounds, turn the pressure valve to “venting” for quick release.

Constructing and Cooking the Meatball Sliders

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of slider buns or Hawaiian rolls
  • 6 slices Mozzarella cheese
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
Preparing Meatball Sliders for the oven

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9×13 casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.

Place the bottom of the slider buns in the casserole dish. Add meatballs and a bit of extra sauce to the bottom slider bun. Reserve some sauce to serve alongside the sandwiches. Top the meatballs with mozzarella cheese, and the slider bun tops. Sprinkle 1/8 cup of grated Parmesan cheese over the sliders.

Melt butter and mix in garlic powder and dried parsley. Pour this over the top of the rolls and brush it over the rolls to spread out evenly. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and the tops of the buns are lightly golden. Serve with additional sauce, if desired.

Printable Instant Pot Meatball Sliders Recipe

Meatball Sliders in the Instant Pot

Instant Pot Meatball Sliders

Yield: 12 sliders
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Whip up easy meatballs in the Instant Pot to make these delicious, cheesy Meatball Sliders. 

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/3 + 1/8 cup Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 28 oz tomato puree, canned

Sliders

  • 12 slider rolls or Hawaiian buns
  • 6 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 5 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley

Instructions

Meatballs in the Instant Pot

  1. Mix ground beef, Italian sausage, eggs, bread crumbs, 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, and next four ingredients together using a handheld mixer or wooden spoon, mixing well. 
  2. Using a large scooper, form meatballs that are about 1 ½ inch.
  3. Pour half of the tomato puree into the inner pot of the Instant Pot. Place meatballs on top of the sauce and add the remaining sauce over the meatballs.
  4. Close the lid on the pressure cooker and turn the pressure valve to "sealing". Set for a high-pressure cooking time of 5 minutes by using the Manual button and changing the timer to show 05. Once the timer sounds, turn the pressure valve to "venting" for quick release. 

Meatball Sliders

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x13 casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Place the bottom of the slider buns in the casserole dish. Add meatballs and a bit of extra sauce to the bottom slider bun. Reserve some sauce to serve alongside the sandwiches. Top the meatballs with mozzarella cheese, and the slider bun tops. Sprinkle 1/8 cup of grated Parmesan cheese over the sliders.
  3. Melt butter and mix in garlic powder and dried parsley. Pour this over the top of the rolls and brush it over the rolls to spread out evenly. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and the tops of the buns are lightly golden. Serve with additional sauce, if desired.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 448Saturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 106mgSodium: 700mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 20g

Love sliders? Don’t forget to try our Chicken Pesto Sliders and our Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders. Yum!

Instant Pot Meatball Sliders

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Holly

Tuesday 30th of April 2019

This looks like something my husband would love. It looks easy enough I could do it too!

Stefani

Monday 29th of April 2019

These sound good! I love using my Instant Pot and will have to try your recipe.

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