These French Dip Sliders are easy to make, freezer friendly, and perfect for parties and weeknight meals. They pack a lot of flavor and quickly become everyone’s favorite sliders!
It costs approximately $22.27 to make these sliders. The recipe makes six servings for about $3.71 per serving.
French Dip Sliders
French Dip Sandwiches are a classic meal that can be served any time of the year. We are taking the classic recipe and turning them into sliders that will feed a crowd.
They are made with caramelized onions, melty provolone cheese, and tender roast beef nestled between sweet Hawaiian rolls. A buttery topping is brushed on the rolls and baked in the oven. The result is soft rolls with a slightly crispy topping.
You can serve these as an appetizer for game day or other parties or make a side dish to accompany them and serve them as a weeknight meal. The recipe uses simple ingredients, making it the perfect meal any time of the year.
Once the French Dip Sliders are ready, dip them into the au jus sauce for a sweet, savory, buttery sandwich in slider form!
Ingredients & Estimated Cost:
- 3 Tablespoons salted butter – $0.42
- 1 large yellow onion – $0.62
- 12 King’s Hawaiian slider rolls – $4.99
- 8 ounces sliced provolone – $2.22
- 1 pound sliced deli roast beef – $11.97
- ½ Tablespoon Italian seasoning – $0.10
- 1 Tablespoon dried minced onion – $0.23
- 1 teaspoon black pepper – $0.09
- ¼ cup grated parmesan – $1.04
- 1-ounce package au jus powder mix – $0.59
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How To Make French Dip Sliders
- First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and lightly spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
- Next, melt butter in a saute pan over medium-high heat. Then cook the onions for about ten minutes and set them aside.
- Slice the Hawaiian rolls in half and place them on the baking sheet. Place half of the provolone slices on the bottom layer of the cut rolls.
- Place the roast beef on top of the cheese.
- Next, spread the onions and lay the remaining slices of provolone on top of the onions.
- Set the other half of the rolls on top of the provolone.
- Mix the melted butter, Italian seasoning, minced onion, and black pepper in a small bowl.
- Use a pastry brush to brush the butter mixture over the rolls.
- Then sprinkle the rolls with the grated parmesan.
- Cover the sliders with foil and bake for twenty-five minutes. Then remove the foil and bake uncovered for five minutes.
- Finally, make the au jus according to the package instructions to serve with the sliders when ready.
***For complete recipe instructions, see the recipe card below.
Recipe Variations and Substitutions
You can use other cheese varieties if you do not have provolone. Some options include swiss, mozzarella, gruyere, and white cheddar cheese.
Storage and Serving Tips
SERVE: You can keep these out for no longer than two hours before they need to be covered and refrigerated.
STORE: Leftover sliders can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Leftover au jus can be stored in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
FREEZE: You can freeze these French Dip Sliders before and after baking them. We like making a double batch of the sliders to freeze a second batch for later. Cover the pan in two layers of plastic wrap and two layers of foil to freeze. If you freeze the sliders before baking, bake them as per the recipe instructions once they have been thawed.
THAW: Thaw the sliders overnight in the refrigerator.
REHEAT: Remove the plastic wrap, and cover the sliders with foil. Place the sliders in a 350-degree F oven for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.
MAKE AHEAD: You can assemble the sliders, cover them and place them in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before baking them.
We prefer to use deli Roast Beef as it is tender and cooks well in the oven.
Our recipe calls for Hawaiian Rolls as we think the soft, sweet, buttery rolls go perfectly with the cheese and roast beef. If you cannot find Hawaiian Rolls, you can use other rolls, but the overall taste will vary slightly. For the best-tasting slider, use Hawaiian Rolls.
Get Kids Involved
Ages 2-3: A fun counting game will be to count the number of cheese slices they place on top of the rolls. They can also count the number of rolls as well.
Ages 4-5: Teach your child how to use a pastry brush to brush the mixture over the top of the rolls.
Ages 6-8: This is a great time to teach your child how to sautee the onions. Learning to sautee is an excellent skill to have that they will be able to use in multiple recipes.
Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.
Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire recipe unsupervised while you do the happy dance in the corner!
The pack of 24 Hawaiian rolls is more economical than the pack of 12. Therefore, we always buy the pack of 24 and freeze the 12 extra rolls for later or make a double batch of these rolls and use the freezing directions.
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- Homemade Mozzarella Cheese Sticks
- Easy Taco Pizza
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French Dip Sliders
- baking sheet
- chef's knife
- Saute pan
- cutting board
- Measuring cups and spoons
- pastry brush
- Wooden mixing spoon
FOR THE ONIONS:
- 1 Tablespoon salted butter
- 1 large yellow onion sliced
FOR THE SLIDERS:
- 12 King’s Hawaiian slider rolls
- 8 oz sliced provolone this will be about 12 slices
- 1 lb sliced deli roast beef
- 2 Tablespoons melted butter
- ½ Tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 1 Tablespoon dried minced onion
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ cup grated parmesan
- 1 oz package au jus powder mix
PREP OVEN AND BAKING SHEET:
- Move the oven rack to the middle position and preheat to 375℉.
- In a nonstick saute pan, melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium-high heat.
- Cook the onions until they start to caramelize, stirring frequently. About 10 minutes. Set aside.
- Slice the Hawaiian rolls in half and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
- Lay 6 slices of provolone on the bottom layer of the cut rolls.
- Then evenly place the roast beef, spread the sauteed onion, lay the other 6 slices of provolone, and top with the other half of the king’s rolls.
- Mix the 2 tablespoons of melted butter, Italian seasoning, minced onion, and black pepper in a small bowl.
- Using a pastry brush, brush the butter mixture over the rolls.
- Sprinkle the rolls with the grated parmesan.
- Lighty cover the sliders with foil and bake for 25 minutes.
- Remove the foil and bake uncovered for another 5 minutes.
- While the sliders are baking, make the au jus according to package instructions.
COOL AND SERVE:
- Let the sliders cool for 5 minutes before serving.
- Serve the sliders with a side of au jus for dipping.