French Dip Sliders

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French Dip Sliders are not only totally tasty, but they’re also incredibly easy to make! Tender and juicy slices of roast beef are covered in flavorful French onion soup and topped with melted Provolone cheese. Served on sweet Hawaiian slider buns, this French dip sliders recipe comes together in 20 minutes. Perfection!!

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French Dip Sliders

Sandwiches come together in no time, and there are many recipes out there that go well beyond the classic ham and cheese.

This recipe for French Dip Sliders is one of them!! I’ve already shared how to make a French dip sandwich in the slow cooker. Now I’m bringing you the slider version.

I’m talking juicy slices of roast beef, caramelized onion flavor from the French soup, and gooey melted Provolone.

I ditched the traditional sandwich roll and served mine on Hawaiian buns.

I just love sliders. I have so many recipes on the site to choose from… chicken parmesan, chipotle honey pulled pork, and Tex-Mex turkey burger are just a few!

ingredients for french dip sliders

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions

  • Roast Beef – Opt for high-quality roast beef. I suggest heading to the deli counter so that they can cut it fresh. 

If you have a butcher nearby, that’s even better!

  • French Onion Soup – To get all of that caramelized onion flavor without all of the hard work!

    You’ll also need it to make the “jus,” or dipping sauce that is usually served with a French dip.
  • Slider Buns – Hawaiian rolls are the best for French dip sliders! They’re soft, a bit on the sweeter side, and complement the other ingredients perfectly.
  • Provolone – A must! Just like your roast beef, aim to get yours cut fresh from the deli. It’s so much better! 

You could also alternatively use Gruyere or Swiss cheese.

  • Seasonings – Add Kosher salt and garlic powder to melted butter, then baste the buns before popping your sliders in the oven.

    I’m also using fresh chopped parsley as a garnish.
heating french onion soup for sliders

Helpful Tips for Making Easy French Dip Sliders

  • Choose quality ingredients.

The key to making an ordinary sandwich recipe extraordinary is to use high-quality ingredients. 

You’ll note that I suggest using freshly cut roast beef and cheese — it really does make a difference!

  • Use French onion soup to save time!

Full-sized French dip sandwiches are typically made with caramelized onions. My easy French dip sliders rely on the help of store-bought French onion soup instead!

Instead of waiting around for those onions to cook, all you need to do is add the soup with the roast beef slices.

You’ll use the onions already in the soup to top the beef before adding the top bun, and the leftover soup as a dipping sauce!

  • Don’t overcook.

French dip sliders on Hawaiian rolls come together extremely quickly, so be sure to keep an eye on them as they cook in the oven!

You want the buns to be just slightly toasted and the cheese to melt. Anything more and you’ll end up with burnt results.

cheese slices and roast beef on slider buns

Storing and Reheating Leftovers

This French dip sliders recipe is best served fresh, as the texture will inevitably change the longer they sit in the fridge.

That said, if you do have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.

To reheat, wrap each slider in aluminum foil and heat in the oven at 350°F for about 10 minutes until warmed through.

Kitchen Tools You Will Need

brushing slider buns with melted butter

French Dip Sliders Recipe FAQ

What type of beef should I use for easy French dip sliders?

Freshly cut from the deli!! Are you sick of hearing that yet?
You’ll have the choice between many cuts of beef, and my favorites are:

Top sirloin
Eye of round

How do I keep my French dip sliders from going soggy?

French dip sliders on Hawaiian rolls will become mushy if you fail to toast the buns! It’s one of the reasons why I like to bake mine in the oven rather than serve them cold. 

The slightly toasted bread will soak up all of the juices, and the sliders won’t fall apart when you dip them in the jus aka the French onion soup!

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

If you plan to serve these easy French dip sliders at a party, you can certainly prep them a few hours ahead of time.

Assemble and bake the sliders as instructed and store them in an airtight container in the fridge until serving. You can use your broiler to reheat them!

closeup of a french dip slider

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stacked french dip sliders

stacked french dip sliders

French Dip Sliders

Donna Elick
French Dip Sliders are insanely easy to make! Roast beef, onion, and Provolone come together to create this tasty French dip sliders recipe!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine American
Method Oven
Servings 9 makes 9 sliders


  • 1 pound roast beef, thinly sliced
  • 10.5 ounces French Onion Soup
  • 2/3 cups water, 1/2 soup can of water
  • 9 King’s Hawaiian slider buns
  • 9 slices Provolone cheese
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • chopped parsley for garnish, optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius).
  • In a saucepan, heat the French Onion Soup and water over medium heat until warmed through.
  • Add the roast beef to the pan with the French Onion Soup and heat until warmed.
  • Place the bottom half of the slider buns on a rack set inside a baking pan. Top the buns with the slices of Provolone cheese.
  • Arrange the heated roast beef slices on top of the cheese, distributing them evenly across the buns.
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove the onions from the soup and spread them over the roast beef.
  • Place the bun tops on the sliders.
  • In a microwave-safe dish, melt the unsalted butter. Stir in the kosher salt and garlic powder until well combined.
  • Use a basting brush to brush the melted butter sauce evenly over the bun tops.
  • Optional: Garnish with chopped parsley for an added touch of freshness.
  • Bake the assembled sliders in the preheated oven for about 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the buns are lightly toasted.
  • Remove the sliders from the oven using oven mitts.
  • Serve the French Dip Sliders warm with the au jus (leftover soup) and enjoy!

Donna’s Notes

Look for thinly sliced, rare roast beef at your local deli or ask your butcher to slice it for you. This ensures tender and juicy sliders.
I use Campbells French Onion Soup. Choose a high-quality French Onion Soup for the best flavor.
I use King’s Hawaiian Slider Buns for their soft and slightly sweet texture, which complements the other ingredients. Alternatively, you can use small dinner rolls or slider buns of your choice.
Provolone cheese works great for its creamy and slightly tangy flavor. However, you can experiment with other cheese varieties like Swiss or Gruyère for different flavor profiles.
Ensure the butter, salt, and garlic powder are thoroughly mixed to evenly distribute the flavors. Give this mixture a taste and add more salt or garlic to suit your taste preferences.
Keep an eye on the sliders while baking to prevent them from over-toasting. The goal is to achieve lightly toasted buns and melted cheese.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 251cal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 1185mg | Sugar: 5g | Fiber: 0.3g | Calcium: 291mg | Iron: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally published October 2023

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