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Flavorful and fun these French Dip Sliders are an easy appetizer, lunch or dinner time meal that the whole family will enjoy. Easy ingredients help this come together and make them irresistible.

Stacked French Dip Sliders on wooden board.

If you are a fan of regular French Dip Sandwiches you are going to go crazy over these French Dip Sliders. Your favorite sandwich but in mini hand-held form.

I absolutely love sliders! They have been one of my favorite treats for a long while and we love making so many various kinds, but these French Dip Sliders have to be my favorite.

With roast beef, slider buns, caramelized onions and more – theses sliders are literally over the top with flavor. Then dip them in some au jus and you just cannot get any better.

We love serving these for game day. Sliders are one of those foods that always goes over good with people when you have smaller gatherings like that, or if it’s just you and your family.

Let’s just say that I pretty much deem these French Dip Sliders my go-to party food recipe! Everyone loves them, they don’t take much effort and you don’t have to commit to a larger sandwich!

Some of my other favorite sandwich recipes we have on our site include: Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches, Easy Muffaletta Sandwiches and Cheeseburgers.

Close up of Stacked sliders showing melty cheese.

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  • Easy to find ingredients helps these come together quickly
  • You can double this to serve more people.
  • Serving with an au jus gives these sliders another great flavor option.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (FULL RECIPE BELOW):

Unsalted butter
Onion
Thyme
Salt
Pepper
Sweet rolls
Provolone cheese
Roast beef
Dried onion soup mix
Au jus gravy mix
Water
Parsley for garnish, optional

Ingredients needed to make French Dip Sliders.

HOW TO MAKE FRENCH DIP SLIDERS:

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the onions and coat in the butter. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 12-15 minutes until the onions are soft and browned but not burnt. 
  2. Add the thyme, salt, and pepper, stir to combine, take off the heat, and set aside.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Take the rolls out of the package, leaving the rolls intact. Take a large knife and slice the rolls across so you have the tops and bottom separated. Place the bottom, cut side up into an 11×7 baking dish. 
  4. Top with half of the cheese. Add the roast beef. Top with the onions, spreading them out. Add the remaining cheese, then add the tops of the rolls on top.
  5. In a small bowl stir together the melted butter and onion soup mix. I like to brush this mixture on top of the rolls to make sure it’s evenly distributed but you can just pour the butter sauce on top. 
  6. Cover loosely with foil, you want to make sure the foil is not touching the tops of the rolls and bake for 25 minutes. Take the foil off and bake an additional 5 minutes to brown the rolls. 
  7. While the rolls are baking, prepare the au jus per the package directions with the water. Serve the rolls with an optional garnish of parsley and au jus on the side for dipping.

Step by step photos on how to make French Dip Sliders.

WHAT KIND OF MEAT IS BEST?

For these sliders you really can’t go wrong. We use sliced deli roast beef for this recipe but you can also use Mississippi pot roast, regular roast or any leftover beef you have on hand.

WHAT CHEESE IS BEST?

I like to stick with a neutral white cheese with these, provolone is our cheese of choice. Otherwise you can use mozzarella, both work great on these. 

You will want to use the slides and not shredded for this recipe as well. I just works better and makes these less messy than they already are.

WHAT KIND OF SWEET ROLLS DO YOU USE?

We like to use King’s Hawaiian for this recipe as they are super convenient, but you can use any off brand or other brand of sweet rolls that you can find.

Sweet rolls are not necessary either, we just like the contrast in flavor, so you could also use any slider buns that are your favorite.

Hand dipping one French Dip Slider into au jus.

HOW TO STORE:

If you happen to have leftovers, these can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator where they will last for up to 3 days.

These can also be frozen, let cool completely and then place in a freezer container where they will keep for up to 3 months. 

Let defrost in the refrigerator and reheat in the oven while tenting them in a pan until they are heated through.

TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Dried herbs can be used in place of fresh, just cut the amount in half.
  • You can use any slider buns you’d like but sweet rolls are our favorite.
  • Provolone and mozzarella are our cheeses of choice for this recipe.
  • The au jus is optional, but just ads that much more flavor when consuming.
  • These can be frozen, see my tips above.

Bite taken out of one slider.

If you are looking for that perfect game day appetizer or just a fun sandwich that everyone will love, then you need to make these French Dip Sliders!

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4.99 from 124 votes

French Dip Sliders

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour
Flavorful and fun these French Dip Sliders are an easy appetizer, lunch or dinner time meal that the whole family will enjoy. Easy ingredients help this come together and make them irresistible.
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the onions and coat in the butter. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 12-15 minutes until the onions are soft and browned but not burnt.
  • Add the thyme, salt, and pepper, stir to combine, take off the heat, and set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Take the rolls out of the package, leaving the rolls intact. Take a large knife and slice the rolls across so you have the tops and bottom separated. Place the bottom, cut side up into an 11x7 baking dish.
  • Top with half of the cheese. Add the roast beef. Top with the onions, spreading them out. Add the remaining cheese, then add the tops of the rolls on top.
  • In a small bowl stir together the melted butter and onion soup mix. I like to brush this mixture on top of the rolls to make sure it’s evenly distributed but you can just pour the butter sauce on top.
  • Cover loosely with foil, you want to make sure the foil is not touching the tops of the rolls and bake for 25 minutes. Take the foil off and bake an additional 5 minutes to brown the rolls.
  • While the rolls are baking, prepare the au jus per the package directions with the water. Serve the rolls with an optional garnish of parsley and au jus on the side for dipping.

Notes

  1. Dried herbs can be used in place of fresh, just cut the amount in half.
  2. You can use any slider buns you'd like but sweet rolls are our favorite.
  3. Provolone and mozzarella are our cheeses of choice for this recipe.
  4. The au jus is optional, but just ads that much more flavor when consuming.
  5. These can be frozen, see my tips above.

Nutrition

Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 849mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 222mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course Appetizer, Main Course, Sandwich
Cuisine American

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8 Comments

  1. 3 stars
    This recipe would be great except for the dry onion soup mix. I did not add any salt to anything, but the soup mix makes this WAY to salty. We actually scraped as much as we could off. I

    I will make this again with a few changes, one leaving the soup mix out completely!

  2. 5 stars
    Very good and super easy. My family loved them.

  3. These were SO good and made a great hit at a lunch gathering. Everyone loved them and the very few that were left over froze very well.

  4. 5 stars
    Made these last night – would be great as is but I did Mix Sweet Baby Rays BBQ and Worcestershire together and spread on top of the onions before baking.

  5. Recipe looks great… I have a question before I prepare…. How do you separate the sliders without having a disaster? Do you cut each one after preparing?

  6. Yes, you cut them all along the edges before serving.

  7. Elizabeth says:

    5 stars
    These were everything I love about a good French dip sandwich! Just heavenly – even my picky eaters liked it. Will definitely make this again.

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