Super Shortcut Italian Turkey Mini-Meatball Sliders Pressure Cooker Recipe

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Super Shortcut Italian Turkey Mini-Meatball Sliders Pressure Cooker Recipe


SERVES 10 to 15 – Cooker: 5- to 7-quart – Time: 18 minutes at HIGH pressure

  • 2 (16-ounce) bags frozen cooked turkey meatballs (about 24 per bag)
  • 2 (24-ounce) jars marinara sauce (2¼ cups each)
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 12 Hawaiian rolls, each cut in half, then split horizontally, or 12 small dinner rolls, split in half, warmed
  • 6 to 12 slices mozzarella or provolone cheese, cut into quarters, for serving
  • 24 fresh basil leaves


  1. Coat the inside of a 5- to 7-quart pressure cooker with olive oil cooking spray
  2. Add one bag of the frozen meatballs, then pour over a jar of the marinara
  3. Add the other bag of meatballs and pour over the other jar of marinara
  4. Pour in the broth and vinegar and gently stir to coat all the meatballs
  5. Close and lock the lid
  6. Set a heat diffuser on the burner and the pressure cooker on the diffuser
  7. Set the burner heat to high
  8. When the cooker reaches HIGH pressure, reduce the burner heat as low as you can and still maintain HIGH pressure
  9. Set a timer to cook for 18 minutes
  10. Remove the pot from the heat
  11. Open the cooker with the Quick Release method
  12. Be careful of the steam as you remove the lid
  13. Gently stir and let rest 5 to 10 minutes
  14. To assemble the sliders, place 2 meatballs and a spoonful of sauce on each roll bottom half, add a piece or two of cheese and a basil leaf, then replace the top of the roll
  15. If they are on a platter, you will need a toothpick to keep the sandwiches together
  16. Serve warm with extra marinara on the side

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