Easy Philly Cheesesteak Sliders: Step By Step Recipe
Get ready to elevate your game day or party menu with these irresistible Philly Cheesesteak Sliders! Packed with juicy steak, melted cheese, and sautéed onions on soft, golden buns, they’re the perfect bite-sized treat for any gathering. Dive into our easy-to-follow recipe and tips for the ultimate crowd-pleaser!
Indulge in the mouth-watering flavors of our Philly Cheesesteak Sliders recipe, a perfect fusion of tender steak, melted provolone, and caramelized onions.
These mini sandwiches, ideal for parties and tailgating, are a delicious twist on the classic cheesesteak. Learn how to make these easy, savory sliders that are sure to be a hit at your next gathering.
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Ingredients You’ll Need
- Slider rolls – Hawaiian sweet rolls are a go-to for all of the best slider recipes, but if you can’t find those any slider size buns will work.
- Thinly sliced steak –
- Seasoning – Kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder are all you need to give a great flavor to your steak.
- Green pepper – Green bell peppers are a must! We like to do a mix of green and red bell peppers on our Chicken cheesesteak sliders.
- Onion, diced
- Provolone cheese – We like our steak and cheese sliders with slices of provolone cheese on top, but if you want to do it the authentic Philly way you’ll want to pour some Cheez Whiz on top!
- Mayonnaise – I love a little mayo on my cheesesteak slider. Spread a thin layer on the top and bottom bun.
- Butter – This is melted and brushed over the bread to give it a delicious, toasted flavor.
- Onion – Finely mince some fresh onion, preferably yellow onion or white onion, and add it to the melted butter.
How to Make Philly Cheesesteak Sliders
Step 1 – Prepare oven. Preheat oven to 305 degrees F.
Step 2 – Prepare the bread. Separate the tops and bottoms of your rolls and place the bottoms in an 11″ x 7″ baking dish or on a baking sheet. Prep the bread by spreading a thin layer of mayo on the tops and bottoms of the rolls.
Step 3 – Cook the steak. Cook the steak meat in a skillet, adding salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. When done cooking drain off any excess liquid and set aside.
Step 4 – Cook the veggies. Saute the pepper and onions until they are tender. Drain off any excess liquid and set aside.
Step 5 – Layer 1. When the meat, onions and green peppers have finished cooking spread the steak, then peppers, and onions evenly over the bottom pieces of bread.
Step 6 – Layer 2. Place a layer of provolone cheese over the peppers and onions.
Step 7 – Layer 3. Place the top pieces of bread on top of the cheese.
Step 8 – Topping. In a small bowl combine melted butter and 1 tablespoon of finely diced raw onions. Then brush the tops of the bread with the butter mixture.
Note: If you want to kick the flavor up a notch you can also add a 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder to the melted butter mixture.
Step 9 – Bake. Cover with foil and bake for 10 minutes, then remove foil and continue baking for another 10 minutes (or until cheese is melted).
Step 10 – Serve. Cut and serve hot. When they come out of the oven use a knife to cut between the top pieces of bread and you have Philly Cheese Steak Sliders for everyone! All of the flavor from the meat and peppers soaks into that soft sweet bread, and the cheese is all melted and gooey. I’m telling you now, make two batches because these things are going to go fast.
Frequently Asked Questions
Traditionally Philly cheesesteaks use thinly sliced ribeye steak but you can also use skirt steak, or New York strip. My grocery store carries thinly sliced steak in the meat section right next to the ground beef.
If your grocery store doesn’t carry thinly sliced steak in the meat section you can ask your butcher to thinly slice it for you or you can buy your cut of meat, bring it home and place it in the freezer for about 1 hour. This firms up the meat and makes it easier to thinly slice the steak yourself. Don’t let the meat freeze completely!
You can also find pre-packaged thinly sliced steak, such as Steak-Ums, in the freezer section.
If you find that your top buns are getting brown faster than the sliders are heating up you can leave them covered in foil for the entire cook time. This will keep the bread from burning on to.
Sort of…I wouldn’t recommend assembling and baking ahead of time however you can cook your meat, onions, and peppers the day before and store in the refrigerator.
When you are ready to bake the sliders first heat the meat and veggies in the microwave so they are slightly warm (just 2-3 minutes should do) and then assemble the sliders and bake according to the instructions.
What is a Good Side Dish for Philly Cheesesteak Sliders?
These side dishes offer a mix of flavors and textures that would beautifully complement your Philly Cheesesteak Sliders.
- Crispy Sweet Potato Fries: Imagine dipping these slightly sweet, crunchy delights into a bit of garlic aioli. They’d add a pop of color and a different texture to your meal.
- Classic Coleslaw: Nothing says “classic side dish” like coleslaw. Its creamy, tangy flavor and crunchy texture would be a refreshing contrast to the richness of the cheesesteak sliders.
- Baked Mac and Cheese: If you’re feeling extra indulgent, why not go for the ultimate comfort food pairing? Creamy, cheesy mac and cheese alongside your sliders would make for a truly decadent meal.
- French Fries or Tater Tots: Regular, crinkle, or waffle fries are always delicious but give me some crispy tater tots and I’m a happy camper.
- Garden Salad with a Zesty Italian Dressing: Balance out the heartiness of your sliders with a light, crisp garden salad. Drizzle it with a zesty Italian dressing for a refreshing side.
- Onion Rings: For those who love a bit of crunch, onion rings are a great choice. Their crispy texture and sweet flavor would pair nicely with the meaty sliders.
Philly Cheesesteak Sliders
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Separate the tops and bottoms of your rolls and place the bottoms in an 11" x 7" baking dish or on a baking sheet. Prep the bread by spreading a thin layer of mayo on the tops and bottoms of the rolls.
- Cook the steak meat in a skillet, adding salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. When done cooking drain off any excess liquid and set aside.
- Saute the pepper and onions until they are tender. Drain off any excess liquid and set aside.
- When the meat, onions and peppers have finished cooking spread the steak, then peppers and onions evenly over the bottom pieces of bread in the baking dish.
- Place a layer of provolone cheese over the peppers and onions.
- Place the top pieces of bread on top of the cheese.
- In a small bowl combine melted butter and 1 tablespoon of finely diced raw onions. Then brush the tops of the bread with the butter mixture.
- Cover with foil and bake for 10 minutes, then remove foil and continue baking for another 10 minutes (or until cheese is melted).
- Cut and serve.
This recipe was published on January 1, 2018. It was republished on September 23, 2019 with updated photos.