Philly Cheesesteak Sliders

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Get dinner on the table quickly with these hot and hearty Philly Cheesesteak Sliders with ground beef, peppers, onions, and gooey cheese. They’re easy, delicious, and always a hit with the family. Also great for game day!

Philly Cheesesteak Sliders with Ground Beef, peppers, onions, and provolone cheese on Hawaiian Rolls.

When your family is hungry but you don’t have much time, nothing hits the spot like a sandwich piled high with meat. These ground beef Philly cheesesteak sliders fit the bill. You can make them in around 30 minutes, so they’re an easy dinner for busy weeknights after school and work.

The recipe is easy and super budget-friendly since ground beef is cheaper than steak. That makes the sliders perfect for parties, potlucks, and for watching the game, too. It’s an easily scaleable recipe no matter how big or small the crowd is. Plus, it gets bonus points for being incredibly delicious.

Hand holding a ground beef philly cheesesteak slider with peppers and onions.

For a slow cooker version, try this recipe for crockpot Philly cheesesteak sloppy joes. These sandwiches are similar but with a slightly different flavor, and the meat mixture will stay warm and gooey in the slow cooker until you’re ready to make your sandwiches. You can also take them along for tailgating during football season!

But for now, let’s get started on these 30-minute Philly sliders.


This section includes ingredient notes and substitution options. Get all measurements, ingredients, and instructions in the printable recipe card at the end of this post.

Hawaiian Slider Rolls, ground beef, parsley, frozen peppers and onion, provolone cheese slices, sesame seeds, butter, garlic salt, and pepper.
  • Lean Ground Beef — Using lean beef is recommended for this recipe since excess grease can result in soggy rolls. However, if you don’t have lean ground beef on hand, just make sure you drain the meat well before spreading it over the rolls.
  • Frozen Peppers and Onions — You can’t have a Philly cheesesteak without onion and bell pepper! I use a frozen blend of onion and red and green peppers for convenience but fresh is great, too. You’ll need to cook fresh veggies a little longer to let them soften.
  • Seasonings — Black pepper and garlic salt give the meat mixture a little extra oomph. If needed, you can make your own garlic salt using 3 parts salt to 1 part garlic powder.
  • Provolone Cheese — Melty provolone cheese is our preference, but make them your family’s favorite type of cheese, such as American, pepper jack, or Swiss. Use Cheez Whiz if that’s more your speed.
  • Hawaiian Rolls — They’re soft, fluffy, and perfect for making sliders because it’s easy to cut the whole package in half at once. Don’t have them? Use hamburger buns instead for later sandwiches.
  • Butter — Unsalted or salted butter work for getting the perfect buttery slider buns.
  • Sesame Seeds — Adds a little bit of texture to the buns. Can be left off if preferred.
  • Parsley — Optional, only used as garnish.

Equipment Needed

Ready to make this Philly cheesesteak sliders recipe? Here are the things you’ll need to grab before you get started:

How to Make Philly Cheesesteak Sliders

This section shows you how to make the recipe with step-by-step photos and instructions. For the full printable recipe, see the recipe card below. 

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350°F, and spray a baking dish with cooking spray. Place a hand on top of the Hawaiian rolls, and use a knife to cut through them to separate the tops from the bottoms. Place the bottom halves of the rolls in the pan and set aside.

Step 2: Add the ground beef, veggies, and seasonings to a large pan. Cook until the meat is browned, drain off excess grease, and return to the pan.

Browned ground beef, peppers, and onions in a frying pan.

Step 3: Place half of the cheese slices on top of the meat mixture, let them melt slightly, and then stir until the melted cheese is completely combined with the meat mixture.

Two image collage of provolone cheese slices even laid on top of ground placed on top of beef mixture and of the cheese melted and mixed in to the beef mixture.

Step 4: Spread the beef mixture over the buns. Top with the remaining cheese slices and then the tops of the rolls.

Two image collage of ground beef mixture on top of sheet of Hawaiian buns and of provolone cheese sliced placed on top.

Step 5: Melt the butter in the microwave or on the stovetop. Brush the tops of the rolls with the butter, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Slider buns with sesame seeds in 9 x 13 casserole dish.

Step 6: Bake the sliders for 15-20 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the tops are golden brown. Slice into individual sliders and serve.

Hamburger Philly cheesesteak slider being lifted from dish with metal turner.

What to Serve with Easy Philly Cheesesteak Sliders

Wondering what type of side dishes go with a hamburger Philly cheese steak to round out your weeknight dinner? Try onion rings, fries, potato wedges, tater tots, pasta salad, chips, potato salad, coleslaw, mac and cheese, or some veggies and dip for a lighter option.

Storage and Freezing

Store leftover ground beef Philly cheesesteak sliders in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven at 350°F for about 10 minutes or until warmed through.

Recipe Tips and Tricks

  • To slice the Hawaiian rolls, grab a long serrated knife, place one hand on top of the rolls, and slice through the centers of the rolls from the side. It doesn’t matter if they’re not perfect.
  • For sliders that are truer to the classic Philly cheesesteak, use thinly sliced steak instead of ground beef.
  • Place a lid on top of the pan to melt the provolone quicker when combining half of the slices with the meat mixture.

Additions and Variations

  • Make the sandwiches gluten free. To make these gluten free, simply substitute the Hawaiian rolls with gluten-free buns.
  • Swap out the cheese. You can really change the flavor of this recipe by using a different type of cheese. We like provolone best, but you could also go with Cheez Whiz (a classic for a cheesesteak sandwich), Swiss, or American cheese. You could also add a little cream cheese to the beef mixture to make them extra cheesy and creamy.
  • Use a different type of meat. If you’re out of ground beef or just not a fan, you can easily substitute another ground meat, such as ground chicken or turkey.
  • Spice it up. Want to give these sammies a spicy kick? Add pepper jack cheese and/or finely dice some jalapeños to add to the meat mixture.
  • Make them low carb. Grab a pack of keto buns or just add the meat filling to lettuce cups to cut down on the carbs.
  • Try a vegetarian version. Use vegetarian meat crumbles or finely chopped mushrooms instead of ground beef.
Ground Beef Philly Cheesesteak Sliders with peppers, onions, and provolone cheese on Hawaiian Rolls served with seasoned french fries.

Philly Cheesesteak Sliders Recipe FAQ

What’s the best way to reheat leftover sliders?

Reheat them in the oven at 350℉ for about 10 minutes or until they’re warmed through. This helps keep the buns crispy.

Can I use fresh peppers and onions instead of frozen?

Absolutely! Fresh peppers and onions can be used and will add a great flavor. Just sauté them a bit longer to soften.

Can I prepare these sliders ahead of time?

I don’t recommend making them too far ahead of time since you don’t want the rolls to get soggy. However, you can prepare the meat mixture ahead of time and then reheat it when you’re ready to assemble the sliders and bake them.

More Sandwich Recipes for Quick Meals

Need to make lunch or dinner fast? These tried and true sandwiches will never let you down!

  • Chicken Parmesan Sliders with Chicken Nuggets — Kids love this one!
  • Cuban Sandwich Sliders — A delicious combination of ham, shredded pork, cheese, mustard, and pickles. Perfect for game day.
  • Hot Italian Sliders — Made with a trio of deli meats with sauce, cheese, and Italian seasonings. The whole family will love them.
  • French Dip Sliders — Made on sweet Hawaiian rolls with juicy roast beef, melty swiss and provolone, carmelized onions, and a homemade au jus for dipping, these declines sliders are great as an appetizer or as the main course.
Hand holding a ground beef philly cheesesteak slider on a Hawaiian Roll with peppers and onions.
5 from 1 vote

Philly Cheesesteak Sliders

Author: Jaclyn
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Get dinner on the table fast with these hot and hearty Philly Cheesesteak Sliders made with ground beef, peppers, onions, and provolone cheese. They're easy, delicious, and always a hit with the family.


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 2 cups frozen peppers and onion mix or fresh
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • 12 slices provolone cheese
  • 12 Hawaiian rolls
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • fresh parsley chopped, for garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Slice the rolls in half crosswise through the middle to separate the tops from the bottoms. Place the bottom halves in the bottom of your baking dish and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, cook the ground beef, peppers, onions, and seasonings over medium heat until the meat is browned and cooked through. Drain grease well, and return the meat mixture to the pan.
  • Add 6 slices of provolone cheese to the pan and allow it to melt slightly. Then, stir until the cheese is melted and mixed into the meat mixture.
  • Spread the meat mixture over the rolls, add slices of provolone cheese, and top with the top halves of the rolls.
  • Melt the butter in a small bowl in the microwave or in a small saucepan over medium heat. Use a basting brush to add melted butter to the tops of the rolls. Immediately sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Bake the sliders for 15-20 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the tops of the sandwiches are golden brown.
  • Slice the rolls into individual sandwiches and serve. Garnish with parsley, if desired.


  • For sliders that are truer to the classic Philly cheesesteak, use thinly sliced steak instead of ground beef.
  • Fresh peppers and onions can be used instead.
  • Feel free to swap out the provolone with your favorite cheese, such as Swiss, American, or pepperjack.
  • Spice up the recipe by adding some diced jalapeños.
  • Chopped mushrooms can be added for extra flavor and to stretch the recipe.


Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 385mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2257IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 1mg
Hand holding a ground beef philly cheesesteak slider on a Hawaiian Roll with peppers and onions.

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