These tasty Philly cheesesteak sliders are packed with tender beef, gooey cheese, and sautéed veggies. They’re kid-friendly and perfect for fun party snacking!

Philly Sliders are on a serving tray.

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Philly cheese steak sliders are the handheld mini versions of the traditional Philly cheesesteak. These sliders contain thinly-sliced beef, provolone cheese, and sautéed veggies.

There is much debate as to what constitutes an “authentic” Philly cheesesteak. Simply put, the sandwich almost always contains thinly-sliced beef, cheese, onions, and a ton of flavor. It is also common to include sautéed bell peppers and mushrooms. These sliders are just like the traditional sandwich — but on a smaller, fun-sized scale.

The Best Meat for Cheesesteak Sliders

Traditionally, most Philly cheesesteaks are made using ribeye steak. However, here are a few of the top options, starting from the most popular cut of beef.

  • Ribeye steak: Ribeye steak is known for its tasty marbling. When cooked, the fat melts and tenderizes the meat and imparts a delicious flavor.
  • Top sirloin: Sirloin is also a tasty cut, but it is cheaper and more tough than ribeye, so it is imperative to slice the beef as thinly as possible. To make sirloin more tender, marinate it overnight in your favorite beef marinade.
  • Skirt steak: Skirt steak is long and flat, making it easy to slice thin with a sharp knife. This tasty cut is also known for its tenderness, which is perfect for the sliders!
  • Ground beef: While ground beef is a bit unconventional, it is still a yummy substitute. Chances are, this cut is already in your freezer, which saves you a trip to the grocery store. Season the ground beef with salt, pepper, and garlic before browning it. Then, follow the recipe as directed.

Hot tip: If you’re low on time and energy, buy deli roast beef and use it instead.

How To Make Philly Cheesesteak Sliders

With a handful of simple ingredients, this Philly cheesesteak slider recipe comes together in under an hour. Cook the veggies and beef, assemble the sliders, and bake to perfection!

  • Sauté the veggies: In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté the onions, mushrooms, and green bell peppers until golden brown. Remove the veggies from the skillet and set aside.
  • Brown the beef: Add the sliced beef to the skillet and cook it on high heat until it’s fully done (145°F). Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  • Assemble the sliders: Place the slider buns onto a baking sheet or in a baking dish. Top with beef, then layer on the veggies and cheese and stack the other bun on top.
  • Brush the buns: In a small bowl, melt a few tablespoons of butter and press fresh garlic into it. Brush the melted butter mixture onto the tops of the buns.
  • Bake the sliders: Bake the sliders at 350°F for 15 minutes or until golden and the cheese has melted. Enjoy!

Extra Toppings To Slide In

If you love loaded sandwiches, feel free to load up your sliders with even more toppings. These sliders are smaller than a typical Philly cheesesteak, so make sure to add small amounts of toppings at a time or all the toppings may “slide” out!

  • Cheese: In addition to or instead of provolone cheese, use Cheese Whiz, Swiss, mozzarella, or your preferred shredded cheese.
  • Pickled ingredients: For more tangy flavor, add in your favorite kind of pickles, pepperoncinis, giardiniera salad, or sauerkraut.
  • Condiments: Most often, Philly sliders don’t have sauces or condiments — but if you feel the urge, we’ve got options. Ketchup, sriracha, hot sauce, aioli sauce, mayonnaise, or Dijon mustard are good condiments to add for more flavor.
Philly Cheesesteak Sliders stacked on a board

4 Tips for Making the Best Sliders

Philly cheesesteak sliders are super simple, but these few easy tips will help you nail this recipe.

  • Slice the beef thinly: The number one tip for great sliders is to slice the beef thinly! This helps the meat cook evenly and also ensures the sliders are easy to bite into.
  • Cut the veggies into similar sizes: Slice the veggies into similar sizes to make sure they cook evenly. You don’t want to chomp down on any raw or overcooked veggies!
  • Place the beef in the freezer: Make it easier to slice the beef by popping it into the freezer for 10 minutes. This also reduces the risk of injury by making the meat easier to hold onto. It’s a win-win!
  • Add more flavor to the beef: For even more flavor in your beef slices, add a splash of worcestershire sauce and a teaspoon of garlic powder.

Hot tip: If you want to go fully homemade, use these dinner rolls as your slider buns!

Serving Philly Cheesesteak Sliders

Complete these sliders by adding a crunchy sidekick — try purple cabbage salad (similar to coleslaw). Or, go for a potato-based salad such as olivier potato salad. For a crunchy corn and pepper salad, make this Frito chili cheese salad. If you’re looking for a more classic approach, make a delicious bowl of air fryer french fries, onion rings, and/or air fryer potato chips.

Making Sliders Ahead of Time

To make sliders ahead of time, sauté the beef and veggies in the skillet. Assemble the sliders in a baking dish, cover, then place into the refrigerator for up to a day. When ready to cook, pop the sliders in the oven.

Storing & Reheating The Sliders

Store any Philly cheesesteak slider leftovers by sliding them into an airtight container and into the refrigerator or freezer.

  • Refrigerator: To store the sliders for up to three days, place them in containers in the fridge.
  • Freezer: Enjoy the cooked sliders up to two months later by freezing them. Wrap individual sliders tightly in foil or parchment paper and pop them in the freezer.
  • Reheating: To quickly reheat a slider, place it into the microwave. To reheat more at a time, place them into the oven set at 350°F and heat until warmed through.


Do Philly cheesesteak sandwiches need sauce?

Philly cheesesteak sliders don’t require a sauce and are flavorful enough without one. However, if you want to add one mayonnaise or chipotle aioli works best.

How do you shave the beef for Philly cheesesteak sliders?

To shave the beef thinly for Philly cheesesteak sliders, pop it in the freezer for 15 minutes to firm it up. This makes it much easier to slice thinly with a knife.

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