Medicated Meatball Parmagiana Sliders: Marijuana Recipes


Marijuana Recipes - Marijuana Meatball Sliders

Savory meatballs enveloped in classic Italian tomato sauce, covered in melted cheese, and served on Italian rolls make for a fresh take on the classic slider. This is one of those rare marijuana recipes where I recommend actually cooking with buds — no need to make butter or oil, just add the marijuana as you would other herbs and spices.

There’s no need to pulverize the buds into a flour, so likewise you won’t need a blender or food processor this recipe. Simply grind or break up the flowers the same way you would if you were rolling a joint.  For more information and recipes on marijuana cooking with buds or flowers, along with more marijuana bud recipes, check out our Cooking with Marijuana Flowers feature.

A note about the Dosing on this recipe!

This recipe will have about 30 mg THC per serving IF you use average cannabis (10% THC).  To adjust the dosage up or down for your personal needs and to reflect the strength of the marijuana you are cooking with, be sure to take my FREE 10 minute online Dosing Class that will teach you how to use the handy dosage calculator tool on this page.

Precise dosing for Marijuana Edibles

Meatball Parmagiana Sliders

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 6 Sliders
Author: Cheri Sicard


  • 1/2 pound ground beef lean
  • 1/4 small onion diced
  • 2 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/8 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoon fresh Italian parsley chopped
  • 2 grams ground marijuana flowers decarboxylated*
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups marinara or spaghetti sauce
  • 6 small Italian dinner rolls


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl combine ground beef, onion, garlic, egg, bread crumbs, Italian parsley, cannabis, salt, and pepper. Use clean hands to mix until everything is well combined. Divide mixture into 6 portions and roll each portion into a ball.
  • Heat oil in a large oven-proof skillet over medium heat. Sauté meatballs for about 5 to 6 minutes, turning frequently until just browned on the outside. Add water to the pan to come up about halfway up the sides of the meatballs. Place pan in oven and let meatballs cook for about 15 minutes or until cooked through. Remove meatballs from oven and increase temperature to 375 degrees F.
  • To make each sandwich, open roll without cutting all the way through. Spread sauce both side of side of roll. Add meatball and cover with additional sauce. Place a thin slice of mozzarella on top of meatball. Repeat with the remaining sliders. Bake sliders until heated through and cheese is melted, about 7 minutes. Serve immediately.


Decarboxylation and Dosing

**Decarboxylation is the chemical process that changes the THC-A or acid in the raw cannabis plant into THC. (That’s right, there is no THC in raw cannabis). Place your plant material in an ovenproof dish and bake at 275 degrees F for abut 20 minutes before using in  marijuana recipes. Yes the heat of cooking many recipes will decarboxylate your cannabis, but depending on cooking time and temps, it may or may not be enough. This extra step insures you will get maximum potency from your weed.
**This dose is only a suggestion.  Be sure to read and understand Calculating Cannabis Doses in Edibles before attempting to cook with marijuana.  For more PRECISE dosing, be sure to take my FREE online dosing class.
For more information and recipes on marijuana cooking with buds or flowers, along with more marijuana bud recipes, check out our Cooking with Marijuana Flowers feature.
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