French Dip Sliders

French Dip Sliders are the ultimate party food. All the flavors you love in a French Dip sandwich tucked into a buttery, cheesy slider. Easy to prepare ahead of time, making it the perfect appetizer or main course for parties, holidays and game days!

french dip sliders stacked on a plate with napkin in background

Why You’ll Love These French Dip Sliders

There’s so many delicious slider recipes to make and I’ve tried just about all of them. These French Dip Sliders are seriously epic party food, and everyone loves them. Read on to find out what makes our version of these sliders the best!

ingredients for making french dip sliders
  • Secret Sauce: We’ve got a buttery, delicious secret sauce that gets spooned over these sliders before baking.
  • Single-Handed Eating: We know that when you’re making this slider recipe for parties or game days you need a hand free for you beer or cocktail.
  • Feeds A Crowd: This recipe alone makes 12 larger sized sliders. So as appetizers you can get 12 servings from them, as a main course 6 servings. But you can easily double the recipe here to serve even more.

Ingredients You’ll Need

You can switch up many of the ingredients for the French Dip Sliders to your liking, but we’ll go over our recipe here. For complete recipe ingredients and amounts, scroll to the end of the post to the recipe card.

  • Slider Buns: You can use any kind that you like. We like the ones that are slightly larger as shown above.
  • Sliced Roast Beef: Grab sliced roast beef right from the deli counter.
  • Sliced Provolone Cheese: You can also use shredded provolone or shredded or sliced mozzarella cheese.
  • Powdered Beef Gravy: Powdered gravy packets, the beef variety for this recipe.
  • Yellow Onions: Sweet yellow onions, sliced.
  • Worcestershire Sauce: Goes into the butter sauce for a “steak-like” flavor.
  • Butter: Salted butter for making a butter sauce to moisten and flavor the sliders. Also for brushing on top of the buns before baking.
  • Garlic Powder: For a hint of garlic flavor. You can also use fresh garlic cooked in with the onions if you like.
A cheese and roast beef slider being pulled from a sheet pan

How To Make French Dip Sliders

We’ll go over the basics steps for you here. For complete recipe instructions, scroll to the end of the post to the recipe card.

  • Cook The Onions: Start by adding butter to a large skillet. Slice 2 large yellow onions and add the to the skillet, seasoned with salt and pepper. Cook the onions for 10 minutes until softened and slightly caramelized. This is also a great use for our Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions!
  • Make The Butter Sauce: Add a stick of butter to a pot along with powdered beef gravy, Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder. Melt the butter while whisking the ingredients together until smooth.
  • Assemble The Sliders: Add slices of roast beef to the bottom halves of slider buns. Top with sliced provolone and then some of the onions. Spoon the butter sauce on top of the onions on each slider.

Finish and Bake: Add the tops of the buns to the sliders and then brush with melted butter. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.

What Goes With French Dip Sliders?

If you need a few sides to complete a meal, we’ve got you covered. These beef sliders can be served for appetizers or as well as the main course.

french dip sliders stacked


Switch things up and make these cheesy sliders your own! Try using sliced turkey instead of roast beef. Or you can use cooked ground beef, seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic powder. And if you happen to have leftover Garlic Herb Roast Beef, thin slices of that will be delicious.

Use different cheese like mozzarella or Monterey jack instead of provolone. Even cheddar or American cheese will work.

In addition to the onions, you can add sliced mushrooms, any color bell pepper, spicy pickled peppers or crunchy fried onions (like the kind in the can).

french dip slider with cheese pull

Store and Reheat

To store leftover French Dip Sliders, wrap well in aluminum foil or place into an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

You can easily reheat the sliders in the microwave, or you can reheat them in the oven. Place the sliders on a baking sheet and loosely cover with aluminum foil so that the tops of the buns don’t get too hard or burn. Heat at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes until warmed through.

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A cheese and roast beef slider being pulled from a sheet pan

French Dip Sliders

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Our French Dip Sliders have a secret sauce that sets them apart from the rest. Beefy, cheesy comfort food perfect for parties and game days!



  • 12 slider buns (see note below)
  • 1 pound sliced roast beef
  • 12 slices provolone cheese (can also use mozzarella, sliced or shredded)
  • 2 large yellow onions, sliced
  • 6 tablespoons of butter, divided
  • Store bought au jus for dipping (optional, see note)

For the Butter Sauce:

  • 8 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 tablespoon powdered gravy
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Melt the 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced onions and toss to coat with the butter. Season with the salt and pepper and cook for 10 minutes until soft and slightly caramelized. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  3. Add the stick of butter, powdered gravy, Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder to a pot over medium heat. Once the butter melts, whisk the sauce together until smooth and remove from the heat.
  4. Place the bottoms of the slider buns on a baking sheet that’s been lined with parchment paper.
  5. Add a couple of slices of the roast beef on each slider bun bottom followed by a slice of provolone cheese.
  6. Next divide the onions onto each slider, placing on top of the cheese. Spoon some of the butter sauce on top of the onions on each slider. (Make sure to whisk the sauce together before spooning onto the sliders.)
  7. Melt the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter. Place the top buns onto the sliders and brush with the butter. 
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and the sliders buns are browned. If you want the tops of the slider buns to be soft, cover them with aluminum foil before placing into the oven.

Recipe Notes

We like to use slightly larger slider buns for this recipe, but you can use any slider bun that you like. Versions like the Hawaiian roll sliders are a little smaller so you can probably get a few more sliders in total.

You can buy au jus for dipping in the same place that you buy the powdered brown gravy. It’s the same little packet and it makes an excellent dip fro these sliders.

  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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