Ever since trying the ham and cheese sliders last year, I’ve been pretty much smitten with the whole concept of sliders in general. It’s an awesome sandwich, but small! This is particularly useful for me right now as I can only eat a few bites of most meals before being too full to continue. Meatball subs rank pretty high up there on my list of favorite sandwiches, so when I saw this version of meatball sliders with pesto recently on Georgia’s blog, I was very excited about them. I normally add some chopped fresh basil to my subs, but the use of pesto here is brilliant and I wish I had thought of it sooner. A wonderful thing about this meal is its flexibility – have spaghetti and meatballs one night, and meatball sliders later in the week.
I went ahead and made a double batch of meatballs so I could freeze half for baby time. (Stay tuned for a post on how I have stocked my freezer very soon.) We of course only made enough sandwiches to feed ourselves for one dinner, but I have no doubt that these would be a huge hit at a party. You could make the meatballs, sauce, and pesto well in advance so that only assembly would be needed right before party time. I am sure these will make an appearance at a party in my future, and like all the other times I have served sliders, I am sure they will disappear in no time.