Savor the Flavors: Instant Pot Italian Meatball Sliders!

Welcome to a world of mouth-watering flavors and easy cooking! Our Instant Pot Italian Meatball Sliders recipe is a game-changer for any party or family gathering. Combining the convenience of the Instant Pot with classic Italian flavors, these sliders are not just delicious but also a delight to make. Let’s dive into this recipe that promises to leave your guests asking for more!


  • 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
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 28-ounce can tomato puree
  • 1 package of slider buns or Hawaiian rolls
  • 6 slices Mozzarella cheese
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine ground beef, Italian sausage, eggs, bread crumbs, 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, dried parsley, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix together until well combined.
  2. Form 1 1/2 inch meatballs using a large scooper.
  3. Pour half of the tomato puree into the Instant Pot. Add meatballs and cover with remaining sauce.
  4. Seal the Instant Pot and cook at high pressure for 5 minutes. Perform a quick pressure release after cooking.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray a 9×13 casserole dish with non-stick spray.
  6. Place bottom halves of the slider buns in the dish, top with meatballs, extra sauce, and Mozzarella cheese. Cover with bun tops.
  7. Sprinkle 1/8 cup Parmesan cheese over the sliders.
  8. Mix melted butter, garlic powder, and dried parsley. Brush over the rolls.
  9. Bake for 10-15 minutes until cheese melts and buns are golden.
  10. Serve with additional sauce if desired.

Perfect Pairings and Serving Suggestions:

Pair these sliders with a crisp garden salad or some roasted vegetables to add a fresh element to your meal. For drinks, a light Italian Chianti or a chilled beer complements the rich flavors of the meatballs. Serve these sliders hot and watch them disappear in no time!

Storage and Reheating Tips:

These sliders are best enjoyed fresh, but leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven at 350°F (175°C) until thoroughly warmed. Avoid microwaving to maintain the texture of the buns.


  1. Can I use turkey instead of beef and sausage?
    • Absolutely! Turkey is a great substitute for a lighter version.
  2. How can I ensure my meatballs don’t fall apart?
    • Ensure your mixture is well combined and don’t overcook the meatballs in the Instant Pot.
  3. Can I prepare these sliders ahead of time?
    • Yes, you can prepare and assemble the sliders, then bake just before serving.
  4. What’s the best way to serve these sliders at a party?
    • Keep them in a warm oven and serve them on a platter for easy access.


Our Instant Pot Italian Meatball Sliders are a perfect blend of convenience and flavor. They are sure to be a hit at any gathering, offering a delightful taste that’s both comforting and satisfying. This recipe is a testament to the magic of combining simple ingredients to create something truly special. Try it out and watch these sliders become a new favorite!

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