Today’s Simple Game Day Recipe is brought to you in partnership with my friends at Premio Foods. I have been compensated for this collaboration but ALL opinions are my own.
Game day meals have you in a fix? Looking for a simple, tasty dish that the whole family can help prepare? Well then I’ve got the perfect recipe for you … Chicken Sausage Meatball Parm Sliders. These delicious baked meatballs are made with PREMIO Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage, lean ground turkey, basil pesto, grated Parmesan cheese and few other seasonings. After baking for about 30 minutes, you just grab your favorite slider rolls add some extra cheese and plate them up for all to enjoy!
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You guys know when it comes to sausage, PREMIO is always the answer in my household. And yes, it’s also the answer when I am looking for chicken sausage.
The PREMIO sweet Italian chicken sausage is one of my favorites. Nothing beats the all natural, Italian seasonings in their Chicken Sausage. All the flavors are there, you really just need to add your own special touch to make it your own. And that’s just what I did by adding in some basil pesto to the mix. The pesto just kicks it up a few extra flavor notches, giving it my own Cheftini touch!
Other than de casing and rolling the meatballs taking a little extra prep work time, this recipe is really quite simple and makes anywhere from 36-45 meatballs, depending on their size. That should be plenty to feed a crowd of hungry football fans! Not only does this batch yield a good amount, they all bake simultaneously in the oven in no time. Thus making this a quick and pretty time friendly game day bite.
A great tip to making this dish really time efficient, is to keep all the meatballs the same size. When all the meatballs are the same size they’ll cook evenly and at the SAME time. You won’t have any rogue undercooked meatballs this way.
Now the best way to keep all the meatballs the same size is by using a scooper. I have a 2″ mini ice cream scooper that I use for everything from cookies to meatballs, it’s by far one of my favorite kitchen utensils. Another great thing I love about this dish is that this is a great family activity. Call the fam into the kitchen to share in the work. This way everyone helps and does something together. If they resist just remind them that the faster the meatballs get done, the faster everyone can eat!
As soon as the chicken sausage meatballs are rolled, just cover them with sauce, mozzarella cheese and foil. Bake them in a pre-heated oven for about 20 minutes and then remove the foil, and continue to bake until the cheese is all melted. Place them onto slider rolls, maybe a little extra cheese and plate them up!
Besides popping these little guys into my mouth, my favorite thing about these Chicken Sausage Meatball Parmesan Sliders is decorating them with adorable little football party picks. I mean, I know it is so un-football like to say they are so cute BUT how CUTE are these!!!
You are so gonna be the hostess with mostess when you make these PREMIO Chicken Sausage Meatball Parmesan Sliders. With a few extra hands in the kitchen and about 30 minutes of baking time, you’ll be ready to sit back, relax and enjoy the game!
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Chicken Sausage Meatball Parmesan Sliders
- 1 lb Premio Italian Chicken Sauasges removed from casing
- 1 lb ground turkey (or chicken) lean
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup Basil Besto
- 1/2 cup Plain bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese plus extra for sprinkling
- 1/4 cup Fresh Italian Parsley chopped
- 1 Tbslp garlic powder
- 1 Tbslp Onion Powder
- S & P to taste
- 1 Cup basic tomato sauce
- 1 Cup Grated Mozzarella Cheese
- 30 Slider/Dinner Rolls
- Pre heat oven to 400F. Combine first ten ingredients into a bowl and mix well.
- Form 1.25" to 2" meatballs and place In a lightly greased baking dish. Pour tomato sauce over the meatballs, sprinkle grated mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses over the top. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes with foil on and 10 minutes with the foil off.
- Place meatballs on slider rolls. Garnish with more cheese if desired and plate to serve.