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Easy Philly Cheesesteak Sliders Recipe

Why go to a restaurant when you can create your own Philly cheesesteak sliders at home? Quick, cheesy, and delicious, they’re a must-try for your next get-together.

Kick off your game day or picnic with these yummy Philly Cheesesteak sliders that are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Packed with tender shaved beef and smothered in melty provolone cheese, each mini sandwich is irresistible and full of flavor. Ready in just 40 minutes, these sliders are the perfect choice when you want an appetizer or meal that’s sure to impress with minimal fuss.

up-close shot of a philly cheesesteak slider with melted cheese

Whether you’re planning a game day get-together or looking for the perfect dish to bring to a potluck, these sliders have you covered. The small size makes them great for sharing and mingling, so make them for literally any party, and they’ll disappear in a flash. The meaty, cheesy combo is a winner with kids and adults alike. Get ready to watch them disappear as quickly as they come out of the oven—your whole family will love them!

Psst… we have a Philly cheesesteak omelet recipe if you’re craving one at breakfast time. So good!

vertical image of philly cheesesteak sliders with one in front and several in the background


This section is meant to provide an overview of the ingredients required for the recipe. For specific amounts and instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • Shaved Beef — Using shaved beef is way easier than cutting up all that steak yourself, and you can ask the butcher to do it for you. However, you can also sub ribeye that you slice yourself or ground beef if you want to keep things super simple and affordable.
  • Onions and Green Bell Peppers — Must-have ingredients on any cheesesteak sandwich! You can adjust the amounts accordingly, but we like lots of onions and peppers in our house.
  • Slider Buns — These usually come in a pack of 6, so if that’s the case for you, you’ll need 2 packs. You can also use sweet Hawaiian rolls if you can’t find the slider buns.
  • Provolone Cheese — This melty, gooey, mild cheese pairs perfectly with beef. Double it up if you want. You can never have too much cheese.
  • Beef Broth — It keeps the meat from drying out and provides extra beefy flavor.
  • Garlic — Minced garlic is added to both the beef and the melted butter that you use to top the buns with.
  • Italian Seasoning — This adds flavor to the buns. If you don’t have any Italian seasoning on hand, you can always make your own.
  • Butter — Melt it and slather it over the buns before baking. Yum.
  • Olive Oil — Used to sauté and soften the peppers and onions.
  • Salt and Pepper — Add to taste to the beef mixture once it’s cooked.
philly cheesesteak sandwiches with napkin and some on plate in background

How to Make Philly Cheesesteak Sliders

This section provides a brief overview of the instructions but the steps are not detailed. For exact step-by-step instructions, refer to the recipe card below.

peppers and onions for the philly cheesesteak sliders

Step 1: Slice your veggies, season with salt and pepper, and cook them in olive oil until softened and set aside.

cooking shaved beef for the philly sliders

Step 2: Cook the shaved beef along with a little minced garlic, beef broth, salt and pepper. You want the meat to be mostly browned but not entirely since it’s going in the oven for about 15 minutes as well.

assembling the cheesesteak sliders

Step 3: Cut the slider buns in half (if they’re not precut), and then top with the beef, veggies, provolone cheese, and top buns.

adding cheese and top buns to the philly cheesesteak sandwich sliders

Step 4: Slather those buns with melted butter mixed with minced garlic and Italian seasoning. Pop the sliders in a preheated 350°F oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Serve while warm.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this recipe for Philly cheesesteak sliders with your favorite chips or some well-seasoned fries. Our rosemary and thyme roasted potatoes are also great with sandwiches. For lighter options, make a light green salad or roasted veggies.

Storage and Freezing

Store leftover Philly cheesesteak sliders covered tightly with plastic wrap in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. I do not recommend freezing them.

up close shot of a mini philly cheesesteak sandwich

Tips and Tricks for Making Philly Sliders

  • Use quality beef: Choose high-quality, thinly shaved beef, since it cooks quickly and stays tender, perfect for sliders. If your butcher doesn’t have shaved beef, you can freeze ribeye or sirloin slightly and then slice it thinly yourself.
  • Use a Meat Thermometer: For perfectly cooked beef, use a meat thermometer to cook it to about 145°F for medium, keeping in mind the meat will continue to cook slightly when the sliders are in the oven.
  • Prep Ahead: You can sauté the onions and peppers and cook the beef ahead of time and refrigerate them. When you’re ready to make the sliders, simply reheat the mixture before assembling.

Additions and Variations

Different Cheeses: While provolone is common, feel free to try other cheeses that melt well, like sharp cheddar for a bolder flavor or pepper jack for a kick of heat. Of course, you can wait until they come out of the oven and slather on some Cheez Whiz if that’s your thing!

Add Mushrooms: Sauteed mushrooms can add a rich, earthy flavor to the sliders. Cook them along with the onions and peppers.

Vegetarian Option: For a vegetarian Philly cheesesteak slider, replace the beef with sliced portobello mushrooms or seitan sautéed in the same way as the beef.

single philly cheesesteak slider on plate in foreground and one in the background on a stack of 3 plates

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make Philly Cheesesteak sliders ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the beef, onions, and peppers a day in advance and store them in the refrigerator. Assemble and bake the sliders just before serving to make sure they’re fresh and the buns are crispy.

What’s the best beef to use for Philly Cheesesteak sliders?

This is a matter of personal preference. Shaved ribeye is great for flavor and tenderness (and all the slicing is done for you), but sirloin or even flank steak, thinly sliced, can also work well. Some people like using ground beef instead!

Can I make these sliders in a large batch for a party?

You sure can. If you look at the recipe card, you can select 2x or 3x to double or triple the amount. Easy peasy.

More Easy Slider Recipes

Love sliders? We do, too! Here are some of our favorite sliders and sandwiches to try.

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Philly Cheesesteak Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls

Donella Crigger
Whip up these irresistible Philly Cheesesteak sliders in just 40 minutes and score big at your next gathering—tender beef, melty cheese, and a hint of herbs pack each bite with loads of flavor!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12 sliders
Calories 388 kcal


  • 2 lbs shaved beef
  • 2 medium onions sliced
  • 3 medium green bell peppers sliced
  • 12 slider buns or Hawaiian rolls
  • 8 slices provolone cheese
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic divided in two (1 tbsp + 1 tbsp)
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • Add olive oil, sliced onions, and sliced peppers to a sauté pan. Toss to combine and cook over medium heat until soft. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Add shaved beef, 1 tablespoon of the minced garlic, beef broth, salt, and pepper to a large sauté pan. Cook over medium heat until the meat is cooked to medium. Set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine the melted butter, Italian seasoning, and 1 tablespoon of minced garlic in a small bowl.
  • Slice the slider buns or Hawaiian rolls, if needed.
  • Place the bottom of the slider buns on a baking tray or dish. Set aside the tops of the buns for now.
  • Add the shaved beef to the bottom buns. Top with the pepper and onion mix followed by the provolone cheese slices.
  • Add the tops of the slider buns, and brush them with the butter and herb mixture.
  • Place the Philly cheesesteak sliders in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, until the cheese is melted.
  • Remove sliders from the oven and serve warm.


Calories: 388kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 22gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 269mgPotassium: 332mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 491IUVitamin C: 26mgCalcium: 158mgIron: 3mg
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  • I'm Donella, the voice, heart, and wit (sometimes) behind this blog. I homeschool my pre-teen son by day and moonlight as a blogger and freelance writer. I'm a Diet Pepsi aficionado with a bookshelf that's always overflowing. My two dogs—a German Shepherd and a Beagle—are my fluffy shadows. I love planning in my bullet journal almost as much as I love hoarding notebooks and pens. I may be an introvert who missed her calling as a desert hermit, but that just gives me more time to write, right?

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