Quinoa Meatball Sliders

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 18 - 20 meatball sliders


  • -1 pound of lean, ground turkey
  • -1 cup quinoa, cooked (1/2 cup of quinoa + 1 cup water = 1 cup cooked)
  • -1 egg, large
  • -1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
  • -1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • -1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • -1/3 cup quick cooking oats
  • -salt and pepper to taste
  • ~2 cups of your favorite marinara sauce
  • -1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, fresh
  • -18 – 20 dinner rolls


  1. First, preheat oven to 375 and spray a cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Then, in a large bowl, mix together all ingredients (except for the marinara sauce and parmesan cheese). I used my hands for this part.
  3. Using about a 1 inch cookie scoop, scoop out a heaping scoop of meat and form into a ball in your palm. Place on cookie sheet. Repeat.
  4. Bake at 375 for about 23-25 minutes, or until your meatballs are no longer pink in the middle.
  5. Once your meatballs are down, place marinara sauce into a large sauce pan and heat up. Then, transfer meatballs into sauce and coat with sauce.
  6. Make sliders by cutting dinner rolls in half, placing a meatball on top and grating fresh parmesan cheese on top!


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