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This Philly Cheesesteak Sliders recipe makes one of the best party food ideas ever! With just 10 minutes of prep and 30 minutes to cook, plus simple ingredients, these Hawaiian roll sliders are quick, easy, and so delicious. Tasty mini Philly cheesesteaks make a fun family dinner or the perfect football party finger food!
What meat should I use?
When it comes to choosing the best meat for Philly cheesesteak, thinly sliced or shaved steak is always the answer.
Most Philly cheesesteak recipes you find will use thinly sliced ribeye steak. For these Hawaiian roll sliders, however, we use thinly sliced sirloin steak. Not only is sirloin steak just as good as ribeye for cheesesteak when sliced thin, it is more budget-friendly than ribeye.
Other options include skirt steak or New York strip. Look for thinly sliced steak at your grocery store, or ask your butcher to slice it thinly for you. And remember - you want very thin, shaved beef if possible!
What toppings should I use?
For toppings, we keep it to onions, peppers, and cheese sauce. This is a great choice for making the best Philly cheesesteak recipes.
But, the best thing about this recipe is that you can mix it up how you like to fit your tastes! For example:
- You can use a different cheese - like white American, Provolone, or Mozzarella cheese
- Leave out the peppers and stick to the onions - some people prefer their cheesesteaks with fried onions only and no peppers!
- Add sauteed mushrooms and onions instead - this takes it into French Dip territory, but who doesn't love mushrooms and onions?
If you don't live in or near Philly, here's a fun fact: Cheese Whiz is also a popular choice for topping cheesesteak recipes! In fact, the famous Pat's Philly Cheesesteak is made "with whiz". It's true: you can use Cheese Whiz if you happen to have it on hand and want to give it a try. And you should, at least once!
Philly Cheesesteak Sauce
We keep it simple with these sliders and top ours with garlic butter at the very end. The flavor from the peppers and onions mixed with the beef and cheese is more than enough. No extra sauce needed!
This recipe includes a recipe for garlic butter; however, you can also top these sliders with this popular Garlic Butter Sauce Recipe. We use it for everything, like Juicy Garlic Butter Steak Bites and Garlic Butter Burgers.
Can I make sliders ahead of time?
Yes, absolutely! Prepare the peppers, onions, and steak ahead of time, and store until ready to use.
Cooked peppers and onions are good for about 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator, while steak is good for about 3 to 4 days. However, for best results, we recommend making everything the day before if you plan to make this recipe ahead of time for an event.
Storing Leftover Sliders
If you happen to have leftover sliders, you can store them in an air-tight container in the refrigerator or wrap in aluminum foil and store.
Philly cheesesteak sliders on Hawaiian rolls are good for up to 4 days, but we guarantee they won't last that long. They're too delicious!
To reheat, pop them back in the oven at 350 for 10-12 minutes until heated through for best results, or microwave individual portions if you prefer.
What to Serve with Sliders
Whether you're serving this recipe for Hawaiian roll sliders for a family dinner or a game day party, the best side dishes are:
- Baked Crispy Potato Wedges (our top choice!)
- Homemade Onion Rings
- Vinegar Coleslaw Salad
- Cheese Sauce Recipe (try it on your sliders and as a dip!)
A simple salad recipe, like Tomato Cucumber Feta Salad, is also a great choice for serving as a side dish with these steak sliders!
Best Beef Recipes
If you loved this recipe for Hawaiian roll sliders, we know you're going to love more of our best beef recipes and Steak Dinner Ideas. Try some of our favorites to start with:
- Steak Nachos
- Air Fryer Burger
- Instant Pot Hamburger Soup
- Pan Seared Ribeye Steak
- Keto Hamburger Casserole
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Philly Cheesesteak Sliders Recipe
- 1 pound shaved ribeye steak
- 2 bell peppers your choice of color
- 1 large onion or 2 small onions
- 2 Tablespoons oil divided
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ¼ teaspoon red chili flakes add more if you like it spicy
- generous pinch salt
- generous pinch pepper optional depending on desired heat level
- 1 package cheddar cheese sauce
- 12 slider buns I use Hawaiian rolls
- garlic butter for brushing on top - optional
- Preheat oven to 300°F. Cut bell peppers and onions into thin strips and add to a pan greased with 1 Tablespoon oil over medium heat. Saute until the peppers and onions begin to brown and caramelize, about 10 minutes. Once browned, remove peppers and onions from the pan and set aside.2 bell peppers, 1 large onion or 2 small onions, 2 Tablespoons oil
- In the same pan, add your remaining 1 Tablespoon oil, then the shaved ribeye steak. Cook steak until it browns – this should only take a few minutes.1 pound shaved ribeye steak
- Once steak has browned, add peppers and onions back into the pan with it. Season with garlic powder, Italian seasoning, red chili flakes, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine.1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, ¼ teaspoon red chili flakes, generous pinch salt, generous pinch pepper
- Pour in your cheddar cheese sauce and mix together thoroughly.1 package cheddar cheese sauce
- Line the cardboard package of Hawaiian rolls with aluminum foil by making a cross shape underneath it using 2 pieces of foil. Halve your Hawaiian slider rolls and spread the bottom half with the filling. Place the bottom half of the rolls back in the original packaging the Hawaiian rolls came in.12 slider buns
- Add the top half of the buns back to the sliders. For an even richer taste and crisper finish, brush the tops of the buns with homemade garlic butter. Wrap the package securely in aluminum foil.garlic butter
- Bake at 300°F for 15 minutes. Once done, remove from the oven and carefully unwrap from the foil. Slice into individual sandwiches. Enjoy!
- That little brush of garlic butter over the top adds so much flavor.
- Use as little or as much chili flakes as you like to vary the spice level of the dish.
- To cut the peppers easily, insert the knife into the pepper near the stem without going all the way through to the seeds, then rotate the pepper around the knife to remove the core.
Photos and recipe by Christine Rooney.