Instant Pot Italian Meatball Sliders

The Best Instant Pot Italian Meatball Sliders Ever

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Instant Pot Italian Meatball Sliders

Your family will beg you to make these Instant Pot Italian Meatball Sliders again and again!

About 18 months ago I had the pleasure of touring Italy {mostly} solo. I basically ate my way through Rome, Cinque Terre, and Bologna. Okay, let’s be real – I ate my way through 21 countries in 18 months!

When I got home, I gained a good 20 lbs from making #allthefood: homemade pasta, coffee drinks, pesto, pastries…but my family’s favorite? My Instant Pot Italian Meatball Sliders. They are seriously to-die-for, and they whip up in a jiffy.

The best part? These sliders are versatile enough to be enjoyed for lunch or dinner, during the big game, and any season! We use common ingredients found in any fridge and pantry to make this super simple for busy families.

Check out my Youtube video on how to make this. I love using Hawaiian Rolls for the rolls because they’ve got a hint of sweetness…it really kicks it up a notch!

After watching the video, check out the step-by-step instructions here:

Instant Pot Italian Meatball Sliders

Instant Pot Italian Meatball Sliders

Yield: 12 sliders
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

If you need an easy recipe to make in your Instant Pot, then this recipe for Italian Meatball Sliders is definitely for you!

This takes no time at all to cook, and will have your family raving for you to make it again the next day!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/3 + 1/8 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 28 ounce can tomato puree
  • 1 package of slider buns or Hawaiian rolls
  • 6 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley

Instructions

  1. Mix ground beef, Italian sausage, eggs, bread crumbs, 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese and next four ingredients together using a hand held mixer.
  2. Using a large scooper, form meatballs that are about 1 ½ inches. Instant Pot Italian Meatball SlidersInstant Pot Italian Meatball Sliders
  3. Pour half of the tomato puree into the inner pot of the Instant Pot and then place meatballs on top of the sauce. Add the remaining sauce over the meatballs.Instant Pot Italian Meatball Sliders
  4. Close lid on the pressure cooker and turn pressure valve to sealing. Set for a high pressure cooking time of 5 minutes, allowing for a quick pressure release when the cooking time has finished.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Spray a 9x13 casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  7. Place the bottom of the slider buns in the casserole dish.
  8. Load up the buns with meatballs and some extra sauce when the meatballs have finished cooking. Reserve some sauce to serve alongside the sandwiches.Top sliders with mozzarella cheese, and then finish with the tops of the buns.
  9. Sprinkle 1/8 cup of grated Parmesan cheese over the sliders.Instant Pot Italian Meatball Sliders Instant Pot Italian Meatball SlidersInstant Pot Italian Meatball Sliders
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 388 Total Fat: 27g Saturated Fat: 12g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 14g Cholesterol: 112mg Sodium: 729mg Carbohydrates: 13g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 5g Protein: 24g
Each individual's dietary needs and restrictions are unique to the individual. The reader assumes full responsibility for consulting a qualified health professional regarding health conditions or concerns, and before starting a new diet or health program.

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