Philly Cheesesteak Sliders

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These Philly Cheesesteak Sliders, filled with tender steak slices, gooey melted cheese, and sauteed onions and peppers are both easy and delicious. Always a crowd pleaser, it’s a great recipe for game day, parties, or even a busy weeknight meal.

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Philly Cheesesteak Slider Recipe

These cheesesteak sliders are a fun and tasty twist on the traditional sub sandwich. They combine all those same classic beefy and cheesy flavors, but in a bite-sized package. They’re perfect for parties, game day snacking, or even just as a quick and easy meal.

Fluffy Hawaiian rolls are stuffed with tender, juicy steak, gooey cheese, and sauteed peppers and onions. A buttery garlic mixture is poured over the top half of the rolls, and then these sliders are baked to perfection.

And if you’re a fan of those classic Philly flavors, you should also check out these Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Shells or this one pan Philly Cheesesteak Pasta.

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Why We Love This Recipe

  • Kid-favorite: Meat and cheese sliders are always a hit with adults, but they’re also the perfect easy to hold size for kids.
  • Easy to make: Just brown the beef and veggies, assemble the sliders, and bake. Easy peasy!
  • Easy dinner or appetizer: Philly cheesesteak sliders make the perfect party appetizer, but throw in a side and you have an easy weeknight dinner too.
  • 9×13 inch baking dish
  • Large skillet
  • Tongs or wooden spoon
  • Measuring spoon
  • Small mixing bowl

Ingredients

A list of ingredients for hawaiian sliders.
  • King’s Hawaiian slider rolls
  • Olive oil
  • Thinly sliced steak
  • Green bell pepper, sliced
  • Yellow onion, sliced
  • Kosher salt
  • Cracked black pepper
  • Mayonnaise
  • Provolone cheese slices
  • Butter, melted
  • Garlic powder
  • Seasoned salt (optional)
  • Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish

How to Make Easy Philly Cheesesteak Sliders

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Slice the Hawaiian rolls in half horizontally.

Step 2. Place the bottom halves into a 9×13 inch baking dish.

Step 3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the steak. Cook until the steak begins to brown, or about 5 minutes. Drain the excess fat from the skillet.

Step 4. Next, add the green peppers, onions, salt, and pepper. Sauté everything together for 3 minutes.

A pan with meat with peppers and other ingredients on the side
A dish with beef, onions and peppers.

Step 5. Spread a layer of mayonnaise on the bottom halves of the slider rolls.

Step 6. Evenly spoon the steak, onions, and peppers onto the bottom of the rolls.

Rolls with mayonnaise spread over them
Bottom half of sliders in a white dish with peppers and onions.

Step 7. Place slices of provolone cheese to cover the steak, peppers, and onion mixture.

Step 8. In a small bowl, whisk together melted butter, garlic powder, and seasoned salt.

Step 9. Place the top halves of the rolls on top of the cheese. Then, evenly brush the tops of the slider rolls with the butter mixture.

A white dish with cheese, peppers, and other ingredients.
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Step 10. Loosely cover the sliders with foil and place them in the oven.

Step 11. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove the foil and continue baking for another 10 minutes, or until the tops of the Philly cheese steak sliders are brown and the cheese is melted.

Step 12. Garnish with parsley. Cut and serve immediately.

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How To Store Leftovers

Fridge: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. To reheat, place them on a microwave-safe plate and heat on medium for 2 minutes.

Freezer: Wrap the sliders in a double layer of plastic wrap. Place them in a Ziploc bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight. To reheat, cover in foil and bake until warm.

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Philly Sliders Recipe Variations and Additions

  • Steak meat: Traditional Philly cheesesteak uses thinly sliced ribeye steak, skirt steak, or sirloin. If your grocery store sells Steak-Ums (shaved steak), that works well also. As a short cut, you can even use leftover or deli roast beef. Ground beef is another great option.
  • Cheese: This recipe calls for provolone but you can also use cheddar, American cheese, or even mozzarella. For extra cheesiness, add another layer of cheese on the rolls before adding the beef mixture over the top.
  • Rolls: These are fun mini Philly cheesesteak sliders, but you can add the steak and cheese mixture to large hoagie rolls, full-sized buns, or even hot dog buns.
  • Veggies: We used onion and green peppers, but any colored peppers will work. You could even try other veggies such as mushrooms, sliced jalapenos, banana peppers, lettuce, or tomatoes.
  • Toppings: Feel free to add other toppings. You can sprinkle sesame seeds, sliced green onions, or other fresh herbs on top of the rolls for extra flavor.
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What to Serve with Philly Cheesesteaks

If you’re making Philly cheesesteak sliders for a meal, you can serve them with a side of French fries, tater tots, sweet potato fries, or just a simple bag of chips. For a healthier option, these sliders are great with steamed or roasted veggies.

Can You Make This Recipe in Advance?

While these sliders are best when freshly made, you can prepare some of the ingredients in advance. Sauté the slices of beef and veggies the night before and store them in the fridge.

When ready to serve, prepare the buns and add the beef mixture and cheese. Add the melted butter to the tops of the rolls and bake according to the recipe.

Beef sliders with peppers and onions on a plate.

Tips for Making Cheesesteak Sandwich Sliders

  • Slicing rolls:  It’s easier to slice the whole sheet of rolls at once. The best way to cut the rolls into even slides is to use a long-serrated knife. You can lay a wooden spoon on each side of the rolls to use as a guide for the knife to get an even cut.
  • Slicing thin beef: Freezing the steak for about 30 minutes will make it easier to slice thinly. For best results, use a sharp knife and cut the steak against the grain.
  • Cooking the beef:  To prevent the steak from clumping and to be sure it cooks evenly, you’ll want to cook it quickly. Let the oil heat in the skillet, then spread the steak evenly on the bottom, being careful not to overcrowd the skillet.
  • Consider a sauce:  Take these sliders to the next level by serving them with a side of au jus or horseradish sauce.
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5 from 2 votes

Philly Cheesesteak Sliders


Course Appetizers/Party Foods, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
With tender steak slices, gooey melted cheese, and sauteed onions and peppers, these philly cheesesteak sliders are a great recipe for game day, parties, or even a busy weeknight meal.

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 12 Hawaiian slider rolls
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound thinly sliced steak
  • 1 green bell pepper sliced
  • 1 yellow onion sliced
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 6 slices provolone cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon seasoned salt optional
  • Fresh parsley chopped for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Slice the Hawaiian rolls in half horizontally.
    12 Hawaiian slider rolls
  • Place the bottom halves into a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the steak. Cook until the steak begins to brown, or about 5 minutes. Drain the excess fat from the skillet.
    1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 pound thinly sliced steak
  • Next, add the green peppers, onions, salt, and pepper. Sauté everything together for 3 minutes.
    1 green bell pepper, 1 yellow onion, ½ teaspoon Kosher salt, ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • Spread a layer of mayonnaise on the bottom halves of the slider rolls.
    2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • Evenly spoon the steak, onions, and peppers onto the bottom of the rolls.
  • Place slices of provolone cheese to cover the steak, peppers, and onion mixture.
    6 slices provolone cheese
  • In a small bowl, whisk together melted butter, garlic powder, and seasoned salt.
    2 tablespoons butter, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon seasoned salt
  • Place the top halves of the rolls on top of the cheese. Then, evenly brush the tops of the slider rolls with the butter mixture.
  • Loosely cover the sliders with foil and place them in the oven.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then remove the foil and continue baking for another 10 minutes, or until the tops of the Philly cheese steak sliders are brown and the cheese is melted.
  • Garnish with parsley. Cut and serve immediately.
    Fresh parsley

Notes

Traditional Philly cheesesteak uses thinly sliced ribeye steak, skirt steak, or sirloin. If your grocery store sells Steak-Ums (shaved steak), that works well also. As a short cut, you can even use leftover or deli roast beef. Ground beef is another great option.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 349mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 186IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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  1. Robin K Ecken says:

    just printed this recipe. Can’t wait to make these sliders for game day crowd!

    1. Hope you have an awesome game day! Enjoy!

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