High Protein Meatball Sliders

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High Protein Meatball Sliders

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Recipe by Nick Polegato Course: Appetizers, Main, Sides, SnacksCuisine: American, ItalianDifficulty: Easy


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This is your new football season high protein recipe! Introducing 🤤 Meatball Sliders! You’re welcome world! 17G protein each.

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  • 12 pull apart slider buns

  • 1 quick marinara (available in cookbook)

  • 1 pound extra lean ground beef

  • 1⁄4 cup almond flour

  • 1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese (grated)

  • 1⁄4 red onion (diced)

  • 1 egg

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning blend

  • Salt & pepper to taste

  • 1 1⁄2 low mozzarella cheese

  • Garlic Butter Topping

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)

  • 2 garlic cloves (mince or pressed)

  • 1 tablespoon minced basil

  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese (grated)


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • In a large bowl, combine ground beef, almond flour, parmesan cheese, red onion, egg, garlic cloves and Italian seasoning. Season with salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly.
  • Roll and form mixture into 12 golf ball sized meatballs. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, until fully cooked through. Be sure to flip them halfway through to ensure even cooking.
  • While the meatballs are cooking, make your marinara sauce.
  • Remove your meatballs from the oven and lower temperature to 350°F.
  • Cut your sheet of slider buns in half horizontally and place the bottom half onto a baking sheet. Add 1 meatball to each square, followed by a spoonful or marinara sauce, 2 tbsp mozzarella cheese, and then cover with the top bun.
  • In a bowl, combine all your garlic butter ingredients, mix well. Then brush onto the top of your buns.
  • Place back in the over for 15-20 minutes or until the rolls are golden and cheese is melted.
  • Remove from the oven and serve with extra marinara sauce if any left over. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts

12 servings per container

Serving Size1 g


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 11.8g 17%
    • Saturated Fat 4.8g 20%
    • Trans Fat .2g
  • Sodium 164.9mg 7%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 159.2mg 5%
  • Total Carbohydrate 21.8g 8%
    • Dietary Fiber 1.8g 4%
    • Sugars 3g
  • Protein 17.8g 34%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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