The Allrecipes Brand Ambassadors were recently given the task of trying out
line of chicken sausages and meatballs. Tough job but someone's gotta do it.
We were also given the task of creating a recipe using one of the many yummy varieties. I pondered this for a bit and this is what I came up with. I had previously tried the Teriyaki Ginger Meatballs in
and it was SO good! So good, that I knew I wanted to try the Tomato & Basil Meatballs to see if they could compare. I'm happy to say that they were wonderful.
I served these sliders along with some oven "fried" french fries for an extremely simple but utterly delicious weeknight dinner.
Here's the rundown.
Place 1 cup of prepared marinara sauce in a medium saucepan. You can use jarred or your own homemade sauce. There is no shame in using jarred sauce on a busy day. I keep good quality pasta sauce in my pantry at all times. I'm very
happy to have that sauce on hand for one of those days. Raise your hand if you know what I'm talking about.
Stir the meatballs to coat with the sauce and cook over medium heat. Add 1/3 cup grated or shaved Parmesan cheese. The meatballs are fully cooked so you'll only need to heat them for about 5 minutes or till warmed through.
Time to assemble the sliders. You'll need 16 soft white slider rolls. Potato dinner rolls work well too. You'll also need 8 slices of provolone cheese, quartered, and 16 fresh basil leaves.
Layer each roll with 2 meatballs, 2 pieces of provolone cheese (1/2 slice), and a fresh basil leaf. Transfer the sliders to a rimmed baking sheet as you go. I used wooden picks to secure the top of the roll so that it would stay
centered while baking.
Bake at 350 degrees or until cheese melts and tops of rolls are toasty.
These make a quick and easy weeknight meal or they are the perfect party food. Put them out at your next gathering or place a platter of them in front of the guys during the next big game. They will go over like gangbusters.
Now, for the legal mumbo jumbo.
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