Hawaiian roll with meatballs, melted cheddar cheese, bacon, and sautéed onions

Barbecue Meatball Sliders

You can use purchased frozen meatballs or our bulk meatball recipe for these tasty sliders.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: barbecue meatballs, sliders
Servings: 6 servings
Calories per Serving: 555
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
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  • 1 lb meatballs
  • 1/3 lb turkey bacon, chopped
  • ½ cup onion, sliced
  • ¼ cup BBQ sauce
  • 3 slices sharp cheddar cheese, divided into quarters
  • 12 Hawaiian sweet rolls


  • Heat meatballs in pan by frying until browned and heated through. Fry bacon until crispy over medium-high heat (add a little oil if needed). Remove bacon from skillet, leaving the grease in the skillet. Add onions to the skillet, reduce heat to medium, and sauté until tender. Cut rolls in half and add meatballs to the bottom portion of each roll. Brush tops of each roll with BBQ sauce. Add piece of cheese, bacon bits, and sautéed onions to each meatball. Place under broiler next to the roll tops for 2-3 minutes until cheese is melted. Place tops of rolls on each meatball and serve.


Calories: 555kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 996mg | Potassium: 377mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 1.4mg