Italian Meatball Sliders

Photo: Johnny Autry and Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr and Leigh Ann Ross

Skip the pasta and try Italian meatball sliders instead. Best of all, you can make the meatballs ahead and freeze them for a quick meal on busy nights.

Yield: Serves 6 (serving size: 2 sliders)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 429
  • Fat: 16.3g
  • Saturated fat: 4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 4.2g
  • Protein: 25.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 60.5g
  • Fiber: 2.3g
  • Cholesterol: 85mg
  • Iron: 2.7mg
  • Sodium: 764mg
  • Calcium: 131mg

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 shallots, finely diced
  • 1/3 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs), toasted
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces lean ground pork
  • 2 (4-ounce) links turkey Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups lower-sodium marinara sauce
  • 12 slider buns, toasted
  • 12 basil leaves

Preparation

  1. 1. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat; swirl to coat. Add garlic and shallots to pan; sauté 3 minutes or until shallots are softened, stirring frequently. Combine shallot mixture, ricotta, and next 8 ingredients (through egg) in a medium bowl. Shape mixture into 12 (1-inch) meatballs; flatten each meatball slightly.
  2. 2. Return pan to medium-high heat. Add remaining 2 teaspoons oil to pan. Add meatballs to pan; cook 6 minutes, turning once. Add marinara sauce; bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes or until meatballs are done. Top bottom half of each bun with 1 1/2 tablespoons sauce, 1 meatball, 1 basil leaf, and top half of bun.
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