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Game Time Bites: Turkey Meatball Sliders

Are you ready for some football?! Sports parties can often mean lots of unhealthy foods and snacks. So if you are hosting a sports gathering this year or have been invited to one, this lighter version of a slider will be sure to please any fan!


Turkey Meatball Sliders


Prep + Cook Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 1 POUND of lean ground turkey
  • 1/4 CUP of Panko Breadcrumbs, plain/unseasoned
  • 1/4 CUP of Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 TEASPOON of garlic powder
  • 1/2 TEASPOON of dry oregano
  • 1/2 TEASPOON of crushed red pepper
  • 1 egg, large
  • 2 TABLESPOONS of freshed chooped parsley (flat)
  • 1 CUP low-sodium marinara sauce
  • 1/2 CUP mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 8-10 slider buns, toasted
  • 8-10 fresh basil leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degree.
  2. Combine the ground turkey, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, garlic powder, oregano, red pepper flakes, egg and parsley in a large mixing bowl, and stir until well combined.
  3. From the mixture, roll 8-10 meatballs each approximately 2-inches in diameter.
  4. Place meatballs onto lined baking sheet (parchment paper or a silicone mat are preferred to foil) and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until browned and cooked through (internal temperature at least 165 degrees). 
  5. Remove meatballs and preheat your oven to broil.
  6. Begin assembling your sliders by placing 1 meatball and a spoonful of marinara on each bun bottom. Top with mozzarella and place into oven and bake until cheese has melted, about 1-2 minutes. NOTE: Keep a close eye on them to avoid burning!
  7. Remove from oven, topping each slider with a basil leaf and the bun top, and serve immediately. Enjoy!

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