Philly Cheesesteak Sliders

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Have you ever indulged in a Philly Cheesesteak Slider and thought, “Wow, this is pure deliciousness”? I know I have! Imagine the first bite of this mouth-watering delight, where every morsel screams pure deliciousness. This isn’t just your average snack, it’s a mini sandwich that brings together all the flavors of the classic Philly Cheesesteak into a compact, party-perfect delight.

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What is a Philly Cheesesteak Slider?

Philly Cheesesteak Sliders are mini sandwiches packed with the rich and hearty flavors of a classic Philly Cheesesteak. These little bites of heaven feature soft and slightly sweet buns that cradle a melt-in-your-mouth meat filling, gooey cheese, and flavorful sautéed onions and bell peppers. 

They are not only quick and easy to whip up but are also incredibly versatile, making them a great choice for game days, casual parties, and even weeknight dinners. The possibilities for pairing these sliders are endless, but great options are a side of crispy French fries, baked beans, a refreshing coleslaw, or a tangy pickle. Each bite is guaranteed to burst with the delicious and iconic flavors of a Philly cheesesteak.

Philly Cheesesteak Sliders Ingredients

To bring our delicious recipe to life, here’s a list of essential ingredients:

1 lb. Ground Beef: The heart of the recipe. Choose high-quality beef to ensure a rich, meaty flavor.

1 tsp. Salt: Enhances the other flavors. Consider using sea salt for a more natural taste.

1/4 tsp. Pepper: Adds a small kick, but feel free to adjust according to your spiciness preference.

1 Green Bell Pepper (sliced): Brings a fresh crunch and a pop of color to the dish.

1 Onion (sliced): Adds a sweet, caramelized flavor when cooked. Yellow onions are best for this.

9-12 slices Provolone Cheese: Melts beautifully and adds a creamy, slightly tangy taste.

12-Pack Hawaiian Rolls: Sweet and fluffy, pairs perfectly with the savory elements of the recipe.

2 Tbsp. Butter: Adds a velvety texture and richness to the dish. Unsalted butter works best for control over the dish’s saltiness.

1 Tsp. Granulated Garlic: Powdered form of garlic that’s easy to use and brings a warm, savory flavor.

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How to Make Philly Cheesesteak Sliders

Let’s dive in and learn how to make these mouth-watering sliders, shall we?

  1. Our first step involves preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit – a vital step to ensure the oven is ready when your sliders are.
  2. Add your ground beef to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season with salt and pepper, breaking up the meat with a spatula, until no pink remains – approximately 7-10 minutes.
  3. Once cooked, set the beef aside but keep the skillet – you’ll need it again!
  4. Next, we’ll add 2 tablespoons of oil to the skillet and toss in the sliced green bell pepper and onion. They’ll cook until tender, around 5-7 minutes.
  5. While the vegetables are cooking, start preparing the sliders. Slice Hawaiian rolls lengthwise, imagining you’re cutting a large sandwich bun.
  6. Mix melted butter with granulated garlic – this will be a delicious topping for the sliders later on.
  7. Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray and place the bottom halves of the rolls in the dish.
  8. Spread the cooked ground beef evenly over the rolls.
  9. Add layers of sautéed peppers and onions and slices of provolone cheese.
  10. To complete the sliders, top with the other halves of the rolls. Brush the tops generously with the butter and garlic mixture.
  11. Bake the dish in the preheated oven for 7-9 minutes until the tops of the sliders are golden brown and the cheese is melted.
  12. Let them cool for about 5 minutes before serving.

Tips for Making This Recipe

  1. Quality Ingredients: The quality of your ingredients matters a lot. Be sure to use fresh ground beef, green bell peppers, and onions for the best taste.
  2. Cook over Medium-High Heat: Take your time with this step. Cook the meat on medium-high heat until there’s no pink left.
  3. Slice the Veggies Thin: Thinly sliced veggies will cook more evenly and integrate better with the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Slice Rolls Evenly: When cutting your Hawaiian rolls in half, ensure they are even. This will make a balanced slider in every bite.
  5. Melted Cheese: The cheese should be melty and gooey for the perfect Philly Cheesesteak Slider. If it didn’t melt fully in the oven, put it back in for another minute or two.
  6. Let It Cool: Though it might be tempting to eat the sliders right away, let them cool for a few minutes before serving. This will make them easier to handle and the flavors will have time to meld together.
  7. Experiment with Flavors: Feel free to add a personal touch to this recipe. Try adding a different cheese or some hot sauce for a kick!

Frequently Asked Questions

What other meats can I use if I don’t have ground beef?

There are several meat alternatives you can explore to keep the deliciousness intact. Consider thinly sliced steak, like ribeye or sirloin, for that hearty texture and flavor. Ground turkey is a leaner option that can be seasoned to perfection with all the classic Philly Cheesesteak ingredients.

For a lighter twist, ground chicken offers a tasty alternative when prepared with the right seasonings. If you’re feeling adventurous, sautéed portobello mushrooms can bring a rich umami taste to the sliders. And for a unique flavor profile, pulled pork can add a savory touch that might surprise and delight your taste buds.

What type of baking dish is recommended for making Philly Cheesesteak Sliders?

When preparing Philly Cheesesteak Sliders, the recommended baking dish to elevate your culinary creation is a versatile and practical choice: a standard baking sheet. This trusty kitchen essential provides ample space to arrange your sliders, ensuring even cooking and a golden, crispy finish. Its flat surface allows for easy assembly of the sliders, layering each element from the savory meat to the melted cheese with precision.

What is the purpose of the butter and garlic mixture in Philly Cheesesteak Sliders?

The butter and garlic mixture in Philly Cheesesteak Sliders serves a crucial dual purpose that elevates the overall flavor profile of this delectable dish. Firstly, the butter adds a rich, indulgent element, imparting a luxurious mouthfeel and enhancing the savory notes of the sliders. It also aids in toasting the slider buns to golden perfection, adding a delightful crunch to each bite.

On the other hand, the garlic infuses the sliders with aromatic warmth and depth, creating a flavorful base that complements the meat, cheese, and veggies harmoniously. Together, the butter and garlic form a dynamic duo that not only enhances the taste but also adds a layer of complexity that sets these sliders apart from the ordinary.

Can I use other types of peppers or onions in Philly Cheesesteak Sliders?

Absolutely! When it comes to crafting your Philly Cheesesteak Sliders, the beauty lies in the versatility of ingredients. Feel free to experiment with a variety of peppers and onions to add an exciting twist to your sliders. Consider using colorful bell peppers such as red, yellow, or orange for a vibrant pop of flavor and visual appeal.

You could also venture into spicier territory by incorporating poblano peppers for a kick of heat or sweet Vidalia onions for a milder, sweeter taste. Whether you prefer a medley of peppers or a mix of different onion varieties, the options are endless to customize your sliders to perfection.

How can I store any leftover Philly Cheesesteak Sliders?

To store those delectable Philly Cheesesteak Sliders for later indulgence, follow these easy steps to keep them tasting as scrumptious as ever. Firstly, let the sliders cool down to room temperature to avoid any unwanted sogginess. Next, wrap each slider individually in foil or plastic wrap, or pop them into an airtight container to maintain their moisture and flavor.

Once securely wrapped, place them in the fridge for safekeeping—remember to enjoy them within 3-4 days for optimal freshness. When the craving strikes, gently reheat the sliders in the oven at a low temperature to retain their tempting textures. Steer clear of the microwave to preserve the bun’s delightful crunch!

At the end of the day, Philly Cheesesteak Sliders are a delicious, versatile, and crowd-pleasing snack that everyone should try at least once. They’re easy to make, fun to customize, and guaranteed to disappear quickly at any gathering.

If you’ve taken the plunge and whipped up a batch of these delectable sliders, we’d love to see your culinary masterpiece! Share a photo of your creation and don’t forget to rate the recipe to let us know how it turned out. Your feedback not only helps us improve but also inspires others to recreate this mouthwatering dish.

So, get snapping and rating—let’s keep the culinary conversation going and spread the joy of Philly Cheesesteak Sliders far and wide!

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Yield: 4

Philly Cheesesteak Sliders

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Indulge in mouthwatering Philly Cheesesteak Sliders - a savory twist on a classic favorite! Bite-sized bliss awaits.


  • 1lb. Ground Beef
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Pepper
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper (sliced)
  • 1 Onion (Sliced)
  • 9-12 slices Provolone
  • 12Pk. Hawaiian Rolls
  • 2Tbsp. Butter
  • 1 Tsp. Granulated Garlic


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add Ground Beef to the skillet, and break it up. Add salt and pepper and cook on medium-high heat until no longer pink.
  3. Once the meat is cooked through, remove it from the pan and set aside.
  4. Add 2 Tbsp of oil to the pan cook up onion and pepper until tender.
  5. While the veggies are cooking slice the rolls in half-length wise and melt butter and Garlic together.
  6. Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray, lay the bottom of the rolls at the bottom of the casserole dish, pour the meat over the bread, and spread evenly. Add cooked veggies over the meat and top with the Provolone cheese. Add the tops to the dish.
  7. With a basting brush, brush on the butter mixture to the tops of the rolls.
  8. Place in the preheated oven for 7-9 minutes until golden brown on top.
  9. Let rolls cool for 5 minutes before cutting out the sliders.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 700Total Fat: 48gSaturated Fat: 26gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 178mgSodium: 1487mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 54g

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