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Philly Cheesesteak Sliders

Philly Cheesesteak Sliders are a fun and easy weeknight dinner or game-day finger food! Get all the flavors of your favorite cheesesteak sandwich in a slider size.

Baked philly cheesesteak sliders in a pan, with some of the sliders removed

If you’re at all like me at this time of year, you’re probably searching for simple recipes that feed a small crowd.

Whether it is a gathering of neighbors for game day or a fun family white elephant gift exchange, I’m all about easy recipes at this time of year. And while I am all for take-out from our favorite local restaurants, sometimes I’m just looking to whip up a variety of simple recipes like sandwiches and dips that people can help themselves to.

These Philly Cheesesteak Sliders are absolutely perfect when served up with tater tots, Hash Brown Casserole, One-Pot Mac and Cheese or even this Cheesy Ranch Pull-Apart Bread.

Like Ham and Cheese Sliders or Cheeseburger Sliders, these Philly Cheesesteak Sliders make a fun weeknight meal or the perfect game-day snack! Pair them with some French Onion Dip or Jalapeño Popper Dip and Cheddar Cheese Popcorn and your friends will be so impressed by your snack spread.

Overhead view of ingredients for cheesesteak sliders arranged on a blue countertop

WHAT MEAT TO USE FOR CHEESESTEAK SLIDERS

If you’re going to make Philly Cheesesteak Sliders, you want to make sure the steak you use is as thinly cut as possible.

At my grocery store, I usually look for the shaved steak. It is the thinnest steak available at my store. You’ll find it in the meat case with the other beef and steak options.

Wooden spoon stirring cooked onions and peppers in a skillet

HOW TO MAKE PHILLY CHEESESTEAK SLIDERS

In addition to shaved steak, you’ll need: 

  • 2 (12 count) packages King’s Hawaiian sweet rolls 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow or sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup jarred cheese dip (I use Kraft Cheez Whiz)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley and/or chives
  • Salt and fresh black pepper to taste 
Tongs stirring cooked shaved beef, onions, and peppers in a metal bowl

You might be wondering if you really need to use Cheez Whiz in this recipe. 

Technically, no. You could use sliced provolone or american cheese instead. But if you want your sliders to be more authentic to a Philly cheesesteak, you’ll use the Cheez Whiz! 

To make your Philly Cheesesteak Sliders, start by prepping your steak.

Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat, then add the onion and bell pepper with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook the vegetables until the onions are translucent, then lower the heat and let the onions and peppers caramelize.

Philly cheesesteak sliders half assembled in a white baking dish

Make sure to stir them frequently, and lower the heat if the onions start to burn.

While the vegetables are cooking, heat a second pan over high heat with the remaining olive oil. 

Generously season the steak with salt and pepper, then add the meat in batches to the pan to quickly sear it. Since you’re using shaved steak, it’ll only take 1-2 minutes to brown the steak.

Add the cooked steak and the caramelized onions and peppers to a large bowl and stir to combine.

Butter and herbs being brushed over the top of hawaiian rolls for sliders in a white pan

Now it’s time to assemble the sliders!

Slice the Hawaiian rolls in half, like you would a bagel, separating the tops from the bottoms. Place the bottoms of the rolls in a greased 13×9-inch pan.

Heat the Cheez Whiz in the microwave (be sure to use a microwave-safe bowl) for about 30 seconds – you just want it easily spreadable.

Fully assembled cheesesteak sliders, ready to bake, in a white baking dish

Spread the Cheez Whiz on both sides of the cut rolls, then evenly spread the steak and veggies on the bottoms of the rolls. Top with the tops of the rolls.

Finish by mixing together the melted butter and the dried herbs and brushing this mixture over the top of the rolls before baking for about 15-20 minutes.

Spatula serving up a philly cheesesteak slider

MAKE AHEAD AND REHEATING TIPS

If you want to make these cheesesteak sliders for a party or game night, you can get a head start by prepping the steak and veggies ahead of time.

Cook the onions, peppers, and steak as directed, up to a day ahead of time, then mix and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until you’re ready to assemble the sliders.

Philly cheesesteak slider on a white plate

When you’re ready to eat, assemble the sliders as written and bake! Add an extra 5 minutes to the baking time if needed to fully heat up the steak.

If you find yourself with leftover Philly Cheesesteak Sliders, don’t think you have to toss them out or eat them cold the next day.

Reheat the sliders by wrapping them in foil and baking them at 350 for about 10 minutes. You can also use your air fryer to reheat them – I usually put them at 350 for about 5 minutes.

Overhead view of baked and sliced philly cheesesteak sliders in a white baking dish
Philly cheesesteak slider on a white plate

Philly Cheesesteak Sliders

Yield: 24 sliders
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Philly Cheesesteak Sliders are a fun and easy weeknight dinner or game-day finger food! Get all the flavors of your favorite cheesesteak sandwich in a slider size.

Ingredients

  • 2 (12 count) packages King’s Hawaiian sweet rolls
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided use
  • 1 medium yellow or sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 (14 ounce) packages shaved steak
  • ½ cup jarred cheese dip (I use Kraft Cheese Whiz)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley and/or chives
  • Salt and fresh black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray a 13x9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. 
  3. Without separating the individual rolls, use a serrated knife to cut each package of rolls evenly in half, as you would a bagel, separating the tops from the bottoms. Place the bottoms in the prepared baking dish and set the tops aside.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a medium skillet and place over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the onion and bell pepper, season with a heavy pinch of salt and pepper. Cook until the onions are translucent; lower the heat and caramelize the onions and peppers, stirring frequently. If onions start to burn, lower the heat more.
  5. While the onions and peppers cook, pre-heat a large pan or skillet on high heat with the remaining olive oil and liberally season sliced steak with salt and pepper. Once the oil is very hot, carefully add the meat to the pan and quickly sear the sliced steak in batches, 1-2 minutes, just until browned. Steak may not be fully cooked through; that is ok. Set cooked steak aside in a large bowl.
  6. Once the onions and peppers are caramelized, add them to the bowl with the cooked steak and toss gently to combine. 
  7. Add the cheese dip to a microwave-safe bowl and heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, or until warm and easily spreadable. 
  8. Spread the cheese dip on both cut sides of the buns. 
  9. Evenly distribute the steak and veggies on the bottom buns, topping with the tops of the rolls. 
  10. Stir together the melted butter with the dried herb and brush evenly over the tops of the rolls.
  11. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until cheese is melty and sliders are hot.

Notes

You can substitute the jarred cheese dip for sliced provolone or American cheese. Simply add a layer of sliced cheese to the bottom of the buns, top with the meat mixture, and add another layer of cheese before topping with the tops of the rolls. 

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Nutrition Information
Yield 24 Serving Size 1 slider
Amount Per Serving Calories 62Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 13mgSodium 88mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 3g

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