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Easy Hawaiian Roll Meatball Sliders Recipe with Frozen Meatballs

Discover mouthwatering flavors and create delectable appetizers for your next gathering with this Easy Hawaiian Roll Meatball Sliders recipe using the heavenly softness of King’s Hawaiian rolls. Frozen meatballs make this a super quick and easy recipe; however, you can use your favorite meatball recipe if you’d prefer. Your friends and family will be begging for more!

What Makes These Hawaiian Roll Meatball Sliders Unique

The Sweet and Savory Harmony

One bite into these rolls and you’ll experience a delicious contrast—sweet, soft, and slightly tangy bread enveloping the savory richness of a hearty meatball, bathed in molten mozzarella.

It’s a perfect balance of flavors that plays on the palate like a symphony.

The Simplicity that Stands Out

The simplicity of this recipe doesn’t just make it easy to prepare.

But it also highlights the ingredients’ natural goodness.

Each component—King’s Hawaiian Rolls, marinara sauce, mozzarella, Italian seasoning, and meatballs—is carefully chosen to heighten the overall taste profile without overwhelming one another.

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Tailoring the Recipe to Suit Your Occasion

For a Party or Potluck: Simply double or triple the recipe to feed a crowd. Bake the sliders in a larger pan, and you’re the star host with minimal effort.

For a Quick Family Dinner: This recipe serves as an amazing weeknight go-to. It’s quick, delicious, and kids (and adults) love it.

To Impress Guests: For an upscale touch, consider using homemade meatballs and a gourmet marinara that you’ve simmered to perfection.

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Hawaiian Roll Meatball Sliders

Get ready for the ultimate slider experience, featuring juicy meatballs and soft Hawaiian rolls. 
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Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 sliders
Calories: 152kcal
Author: Jennifer


  • 12 ct pkg King’s Hawaiian Rolls
  • 1 jar marinara sauce
  • 1 pkg frozen meatballs
  • 4 Tbsp butter melted


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place Hawaiian rolls into a 9×13-inch baking dish. Use a serrated knife to carve out a circle into the top of each roll then hollow out the middle.
  • Place about a tablespoon of marinara sauce into the middle of each roll then place one meatball into each hole.
  • Brush melted butter over the tops and sides of the rolls, letting it drip down into the hole.
  • Add another tablespoon of marinara sauce to the top of each meatball. Sprinkle Italian seasoning on top of the rolls.
  • Top each roll with mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake uncovered for 20 minutes until the sliders are hot and the cheese is melted.
  • Cut rolls apart with a sharp knife. Serve and enjoy!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 95mg | Sugar: 1g
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