Donatella’s Meatball Sliders with King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

Hamburger sliders are traditional fare at Superbowl parties, so why not deliver the same homemade comfort food but elevate it to something special? Use my award-winning meatballs and homemade sauces from HSN and King’s Hawaiian sweet rolls to cook these sliders in no time.

meatball slider recipe donatella arpaia

Donatella’s Meatball Sliders 


(Serves 12)

  • 1 dozen Donatella meatballs
  • 1 jar of Donatella’s sauce (marinara or arrabbiata)
  • 1 dozen King’s Hawaiian sweet rolls (dinner roll size), split
  • 1 cup coarsely grated mozzarella cheese. For a special twist, use my favorite stracciatella!
  • ¼ cup Pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup basil leaves chiffonade


  • Heat Donatella’s sauce in a large pot over medium heat.  Drop meatballs into sauce & bring to a gentle simmer (about 12 minutes).
  • Preheat oven to 400°.  Arrange rolls, cut side up, on a baking sheet.
  • Cut each meatball in half.  Place 1 meatball, a spoonful of sauce, 1 tablespoon mozzarella & 1 teaspoon Pecorino Romano or Parmesan on bottom halves. Bake until cheese melts, about 3 minutes. Garnish with basil.

One thought on “Donatella’s Meatball Sliders with King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

  1. Pingback: Superbowl Recipes Featuring King’s Hawaiian Sweet DinnerRolls | Donatella's Blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s