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Philly Cheese Steak Sliders

Messy little Philly cheese steak sliders are irresistibly cheesy and flavorful, perfect for your game day menu!

Messy little Philly cheese steak sliders are irresistibly cheesy and flavorful, perfect for your game day menu!

Messy little Philly cheese steak sliders are irresistibly cheesy and flavorful, perfect for your game day menu!

While pumpkin-everything are popping up everywhere (including my blog), let’s take a break for a moment and enjoy some savory goodness, like this Philly cheese steak sliders. On PRETZEL rolls! These cheesy, meaty sliders are perfect for game day menu, as well as weekday dinner.

As you know, Philly cheese steak sandwich is known for its super thinly sliced (or should I say, shaved?) meat, which is a little hard to achieve without a meat slicer.

But I have a trick that my mom taught me early on. (One of my chores was to help mom to cook dinner, and for some reason, slicing and mincing the meat was my job.)

Anyway, first, you’ll need a good sharp knife. Second, the meat has to be semi-frozen, just firm enough to shave off the thin slices. If you’ve got fresh meat from the store, simply place the meat in the freezer for 30-45 minutes to firm up.

Messy little Philly cheese steak sliders are irresistibly cheesy and flavorful, perfect for your game day menu!

And here is step-by-step photo instructions to make the sliders.

Philly Cheese Steak Sliders

Loaded with tender thin steaks, sautéed mushrooms and peppers, and topped with lots of cheese, these sliders are simply irresistible!

Messy little Philly cheese steak sliders are irresistibly cheesy and flavorful, perfect for your game day menu!

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Philly Cheese Steak Sliders

Messy little Philly cheese steak sliders are irresistibly cheesy and flavorful, perfect for your game day menu!

Yield: 8 sliders


  • 1lb ribeye steak (or any kind of steak), semi-frozen
  • 4-5 white or cremini mushrooms (about 2 cups chopped)
  • 1 medium green bell pepper (about 1 cup chopped)
  • ¼ red onion (about ¼ cup chopped)
  • 3 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 8 Pretzel slider buns
  • 8 slices Provolone cheese


  1. Using a very sharp knife, slice the steak into very thin slices. (I’m using rib eye steak, because it’s the most flavorful steak, but you can use any tender cut.) It’s easier to shave off thin slices, if the meat is semi-frozen. Simply place the fresh meat in the freezer for 30-45 minutes to firm up. Slice the mushrooms, bell pepper and onion into thin slices/strips as well.
  2. In a skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium high heat. Stir in the onion and cook until fragrant, about a minute. Add mushrooms and bell pepper and cook until tender, 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle ¼ teaspoon of salt. Transfer the vegetables onto a clean plate. Set aside.
  3. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil and thinly sliced steak into the skillet. Season the meat with remaining ½ teaspoon of salt, black pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Cook the steak for about 3 minutes, until nicely browned. Transfer to a clean plate and set aside.
  4. Slice the pretzel rolls in half crosswise and spread the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter on each cut side of the buns. Place the buns buttered side down on the hot skillet and toast for about a minute.
  5. To assemble the sliders, divide the meat among 8 slider buns, place half of the cheese, then veggie mixture and the remaining cheese.
  6. Right before serving, broil until the cheese melts, 1-2 minutes.
  7. Replace the top of the slider buns and serve!
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  1. What a fun twist on a Philly Cheesesteak!

  2. I just “found” you and I’m spending too much time trying to take in all your great recipes. You will find me here very often I can honestly say. I do have a question about the sliders above. On the video you end by broiling the entire sandwich. Doesn’t that just toast the very top (maybe you don’t put it high in the oven as you would for “broiling”. Anyway, you previously toasted the rolls in the beginning and I assume the main job of the final 1-2 min. broil is to melt the cheese and with the top put on I wonder how the cheese melts in one minute????

    Am I being too daft to questing this???? Can’t wait to make these. Thanks for sharing all your talents.

    • Hi, Lexy! Welcome!! So glad you’re here. 🙂 You asked very good question, something that’s vague in the recipe that I should correct. I broil the sliders with top off, so cheese melts faster. (I hired someone to make the video for me, and because the recipe doesn’t specify it, they must have broiled them with top on, which doesn’t hurt either.) Thank you for noticing it, and I’ll update the recipe right away. And please don’t hesitate to ask any questions, and let me know if you make any of my recipes. Enjoy!

  3. This looks like an incredible dinner! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  4. These are lovely looking sliders. I hope you don’t mind if I take two. 😀 Have a fab weekend. xx #FoodieFriDIY

  5. these look delicious and so gourmet! 

  6. love everything about these sliders! especially the pretzel bun – heavenly! pinning and sharing!! 

  7. These look incredible. I think sliders were a great invention…they are just fun. Pinning.

  8. Great looking sandwich and take on philly cheese steak. I just made its big brother in a stuffed burger form. Great Pics.. :))

  9. My hubby would LOVE these! PINNED to make! Wow! This is mouthwatering amazing! I would love for you to share this at my party Making Memories Mondays that is going on now! Hope to see you there! 🙂

  10. I’m drooling just looking at the delicious photos! Making these tonight! Thank you!

  11. I have always wondered how people sliced meat so thin. Thanks for letting us know. Have to make these sliders. Yummy!!!!

  12. OMG, those look amazing Shinee!! I have never owned a really good knife, and I think it’s about time that I get one! 😉

  13. Great recipe! I’m going to make it this weekend. I want the Santoku knife because I treated my boyfriend to the Wolfgang Puck restaurant last weekend appropriately named “CUT” and spent the most I’ve ever spent on a meal: nearly $600 including tip!! *faint* I’m not made of money by any means but it was the best meal ever and he’s worth it.
    Here is the receipt:
    Now I’m obssesed with all things steak and want to learn how to perfect cooking steak and all meats. I’m 30 and just learning to cook for the first time. The right tools would go a long way. : ) Pleaaaase help a rookie girl out. Love the blog and will be tuning in to learn more recipes! Thanks!

    • $600?? Wow, your bf is a lucky guy! And the meal must have been delicious too! I agree steaks are the best! Thanks for visiting and sharing your story! Good luck, Parisa!

  14. This looks like a great recipe. I would love to finally own a quality knife to make this recipe!

  15. I would love a new knife & can’t wait to make the sliders–they look AMAZING!!

  16. thanks for the opportunity to win! I’m still hacking away with the inexpensive knives from my wedding (many many years ago) – would love to have something decent in my kitchen 😀

  17. I’ve always used professional Quality knives like Dexter/Forschner but I’d love to try out this one. I was trying to cut frozen chicken with my Dexter chefs knife and the blade just broke in a 1/2″ semi-circle. I called Dexter and they sent me a new one at no cost.

  18. How embarrassing to have your step children’s mom, husband’s x-wife was over helping prepare food for a graduation party and she comments on your knives in a warning tone because it could be dangerous to continue to use knives that have such loose handles!!! I need a new set!

  19. I am going to make these tomorrow. They look amazing. I just hope my cheap knives cut the meat thin enough.

  20. I’ve made similar sandwiches to these sliders but never tried pretzel buns. I’ll be sure to do so next time! Thank you for the meat cutting tip, that’s the part I dislike the most. Having a good sharp knife is key. Another tip, don’t “borrow” your hub’s fishing/fillet knife…he doesn’t appreciate it no matter how good the food is! lol

  21. don’t know if you will get this far in reading your comment because there is so many of them but I just wanted to let you know those Philly Steak cheese sliders look so fantastic and I will be trYing them and then I run across theentry for the knife set and I’m going to enter because I’m in bad need of a good set of knives!!!Thank you for such great recipes and I hope I win thank you!!!

  22. I have recently found myself being a recipe geek, and trying so many new dishes for our Sunday worship team at church. What they haven’t figured out yet is that most of the dishes I have been making is my first time doing so and I really don’t even know how it all turns out til they eat it. Hope they don’t mind being a guinea pig lol. My knife fails would be that I go into these store and out of respect for others I find myself listening to these salespeople with displays of knife set claiming to be the sharpest knife there is and now I have a drawer of knives that don’t cut butter and supposedly made out of the best quality but break so easily. I would love to have a Santoku knife

  23. I’ve had issues with cutting myself from not having a sharp knife. I also find cheap knives hard to hold properly. A nice, weighted knife just makes the job easier. Thanks for the recipe. Looking forward to trying it!

  24. WE love Cheese Steaks!! My husband amd children would love to have these!! thanks you for the recipe and for the giveaway also. Be great to have one.

  25. Oh wow that would be an awesome prize to win. I have one sharp knife in my entire house! I just can’t afford to buy new ones right now. 🙂

  26. My boyfriend insisted that he could be trusted to purchase our cutlery when we moved in together. I should have known better. He came back with Ginsu knives swearing that they were the best. He saw the infomercial and they cut through everything. Well they were the worst knives ever. He is no longer allowed to watch infomercials or purchase any kitchen items!!

  27. I have a hard time using knives because of my disability. I can be slicing away and think to myself oh dang that’s gotta hurt. lol I don’t feel it. I have bought many very expensive knives, unfortunately when I had to go take care of my mom, HE found my favorite. sighhhhhh He sharpened it, and it’s not longer my favorite. Not sure why men feel the need to have to ruin something that isn’t broke lol , but their very good at it. My knife unfortunately doesn’t cut through very much anymore . It’s ok, I am quite sure my fingers appreciate it LOLOLOL

  28. Hello! I am making these lovely sliders right now! There is nothing like the aroma of grilled onions, peppers and mushrooms! The only thing that would make this dish complete is a new, SHARP professional knife. I had to ask my husband to saw through the half frozen ribeye. I would love to make this dish again without help:)

  29. I have never owned a professional knife. Would love to win one.

  30. My husband loves Philly Steak Sandwiches, I can’t wait to make these for him. I just love how Pinterest pulls people together with common interest who would otherwise never meet. So thank you so much for sharing your delicious recipes with those of us who are not so talented in the culinary department! It would be a true blessing to win one of these beautiful knives. I have never been able to afford to buy a really good knife that works as a knife really should, mine always seem to misbehave! Haha

    • Agreed, Pinterest is awesome! And thank you so much for your kind compliment. Hope you and husband enjoy these sliders as mush as we did! Thanks for entering the giveaway as well. Good luck!

  31. I love quality cutlery, and have a few nice pieces. I don’t have a Santoku, though, and would love to have this one!

  32. I was lured to your site by these sliders…added them to my menu for next week. Thank you.

    I have a favorite chef’s knife. I bought it while working in Australia a few years ago. It wasn’t really expensive, but it just had the right feel in my hand. Recently I dropped the knife and the bent the tip. I am still using the knife…cannot bear to part with it….

    • Oh no, hate such accidents, and totally understand why you wouldn’t want to part with you favorite knife. You nailed it, no matter how expensive/cheap the good knife is, it has to be comfortable in your hand. Nancy, thanks for entering the giveaway. Good luck!

  33. It is so very hard to find a small knife that would be sufficient to use on everything! I would love to receive one of your knives! I do a great deal of cooking….probably for at least 40 years! Please pick me!

  34. Hi Shinee, Welcome to the United States. I came across your food blog and it is very appealing with your pictures and easy directions. Thank You for doing this. The sliders do look very appetizing, I shall have to try them. What part of Mongolia are you from and what is the nature like there? Put me in for a knife also, I could use a new one. Thanks again, Tom

    • Thanks, Tom, for your kind words! I was born and raised in Erdenet, Mongolia. (Northern part of Mongolia) It’s home to lots of beautiful mountains, wide steppes and Gobi dessert. Thank you for entering the giveaway. Wish you luck!

  35. I’ve bought the expensive knives before and they never work the way they are supposed to. Or don’t do as they claim. A lot of them feel as though they weigh a ton. I truly would like to have one set of knives that are really good quality.

  36. I want that knife cause just looking at it makes me happy!!

  37. I absolutely love your blog. I can’t wait to try these sliders but before i can, I need that knife, lol. My knife set is pretty much steak knives. Oh how i’d love to have a real knife to cut up my veggies and meats. (Desperate Dull girl in the kitchen)

  38. My past fail was cutting some meat with a porcelain knife and it came out very uneven and I cut my finger. I know that was very amateurish but there is a limit to how sharp those knives can get. A santoku knife would be an awesome addition to the kitchen and I would work to develop better cutting skills

  39. My husband loves a sharp knife it’s just hard to find a good one. I hate to pick up a knife and end up having to saw through what ever I am cutting it drives me crazy!!! Oh and this recipe is definitely being made TomorrowFor

    • Yeah, shopping for good knives is a challenge. I’m still educating myself on this subject. This Santoku knife hasn’t disappointed me. Thank you for entering the giveaway, Morgan. Good luck!

  40. These look easy to make and are making me hungry for lunch.

  41. Would love to have a really good knife mine are rather old and have been sharpened too many times. Will make these sliders this week, they look great!

  42. I’m making these sliders today they look so yummy! Think I’m going to put them on the grill. I could use a really good knife, mine are not as good as I would like..

  43. To own a sharp knife would be pure heaven. I still have the knifes I got a a wedding present in 1962—-the only one that still works good is a long saw edge bread knife. The Philly steak looks

  44. Have always just had cheap knives!

  45. I am so tired of sawing everything with the knives that I have. It would be so helpful to have a quality knife for easy cutting. Keeping my fingers crossed!

  46. I made these for dinner tonight, raves!! Even my daughter like them (slightly modified for her) Had to use white shrooms, local store did not have cremini. I have been living for years with some hand me down knives, the straight kind that you can sharpen (some are getting pretty thin:). I have done a couple of cooking competitions (only second in both 🙁 and received a Cutco knife as a gift. I have really enjoyed those, but they are small. I would love a larger good cutting knife! Cutting lots of home-grown veggies to can and freeze this time of year. Thanks for the great recipe idea!

    • I’m so happy you and your family enjoyed this for dinner today! 🙂 Wow, you must be really good cook (Second place is pretty good!) Thanks for entering the giveaway and good luck!

  47. I would really like a nice, new sharp knife…it’s been so long…lol. But what I really want to know is what did you use as a toothpick on your sliders? Way too cute!!!

  48. I picked out a sushi knife at a local kitchen shop… I wanted my husband to stop on his way home and purchase the knife. That way he could make sure he like the knife as well as I did seeing that he was always the one cutting the sushi. He bought the knife and several weeks later we had friends over for sushi. When we pulled out the sushi knife he had purchased it was a tiny little pairing knife. The sales clerk had sent my husband home with the wrong knife! We laugh about it every time we make sushi! 🙂

    • OMG, that’s so funny, Jan! Your story actually reminded me of the importance of sharp knife for sushi! I used to make sushi rolls in college. Back then I didn’t have any good knives at all, and I always had the hardest time to cut my rolls. That’s probably the reason why I stopped making them. Better start making the sushi rolls again. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your story and entering the giveaway. Good luck!

  49. I Love using a santoku knife. I love the way it feels and cut, slices and chops. I have one right now that was endorsed by a famous chef…. I’m not very happy with it so I need to get a new one. I would LOVE to have this knife. Now as far as this sandwich goes….OMG!!!! YUM!!!!! I’m making this for dinner and am so excited about it!!!

  50. This looks YUMMY!!!!!

  51. these look yummmmy gotta make em… 🙂

  52. I can’t wait to make these and surprise my husband. He would love this.

  53. The philly cheese sandwiches look great. I am going to try these this weekend. I love to cook and I certainly would love the addition of this great looking knife to my collection of not so great knives.

  54. Oooohhh yummy!! These look delish. Can’t wait to make em and try them!! And yeah I don’t think I have one good knife. All the knifes we got are so dull it just squished everything instead of cut. Lol gee not that bad. Lol true story though. Lol thanks for the recipe though. Have a great day!!

  55. My knives are dull and old 🙁 Having one if these knives would make it fun and easy again when working in the kitchen. I’ll be crossing my fingers hoping to win.. Thanks!!

  56. Thanks for the delicious recipe and the “freeze your meat a little” tip! The holidays are around the corner and that means a lot of chopping and slicing. My knife story involves just that. We often gather to prepare holiday meals and a few years ago it was quite embarrassing to realize I only owned one decent sharp knife! My collection was so pitiful that my family members said the dull side was just as good as the so-called sharp side. They now come with their own knives. This Santoku knife would brighten our family holiday time!

  57. These sandwiches look amazing – I can’t wait to try them with my family! I need the new knife because the set we have is old and dull – this type of knife can be used for so many things!

  58. I love this type of knife!!!

  59. I badly cut my thumb just opening a new knife! Haha beat that 😉

  60. I’m definetly going to try these, they look super delicious! I also don’t have any good knives. The few I have won’t even slice tomatoes! LOL! Thanks for the opportunity.

  61. For many years I used whatever knife was handy to cook with but after slicing my fingers, squishing my tomatos, and mutilating my meat I decided to invest in one good knife. I could use another good knife like this one it looks great and so do the sliders!

  62. Oh my these look so yummy! I would have to add a little spaghetti sauce. I could use a new knife Thanks for doing this giveaway!

    • I’ve never had spaghetti sauce on philly cheese steak sandwiches, and just the other day I saw that our local restaurant serves theirs with spaghetti sauce. I should try that some time. Thanks for entering the giveaway, Debbie! Good luck!

  63. Philly cheese steaks are my absolute favorite sandwich and I want to try these because they look fantastic!!! I really need the Santoku knife from Hammer Stahl Cutlery to try making these because I have ZERO sharp knives! And it looks like a totally awesome knife to have in my kitchen!!

  64. I am sooooo tired of pulling out a knife to do the simplest of tasks and its not sharp enough or it is very big and awkward to use. It seems like I buy new knives and after one use they are dull. I would love to try the Santoku knife from Hammer Stahl Cutlery, It could be the beginning of my new knife collection too!

  65. The knives we have are so old the rivets are falling out and the handles are breaking!

  66. Could not wait till fresh out of the garden FIRST TOMATO of the season for my mouth watering BLT sandwich . Only problem ,the dull knife which I had to go across the tomato several times to get it to cut squishing it in the process. I need a new sharp knife!

  67. Hi Shinee! These philly cheese steak sliders look amazing! Great photos! When my husband and I were in the process of doing our registry – the main thing he wanted to be in charge of choosing our knife! This knife looks like it would fit his standards! haha 🙂

    • Hi, Courtney! I hope your husband got a few good knives, and yes, this Santoku knife would be a great addition. Thanks for stopping by and entering the giveaway! Good Luck.

  68. I’m using the same set of cheap knives that I got when I got married 17 years ago and I’ve never sharpened any of them. I think it’s time for new knives and good knives.

  69. This is a beautiful knife. Would be a great replacement for the one I have and a great addition to my kitchen.

  70. Wow, those sliders look amazing! It would be whole new experience for me to try this kind of knife as I always worked with dull knifes in my entire life! It is a tough job to slice with those. My life would be whole lot brighter 🙂

  71. ~always looking for new knives and this one is beautiful and functional!

  72. What a beautiful knife! I bet it’s a pleasure to work with. My cutlery does the job, but definitely requires a lot of effort from me! Prep work can be a challenge to get through, for sure.

    • Haha for me prep work is definitely least favorite part of cooking, Leann! So I hear ya. And indeed, this knife is a beautiful one. Thanks for entering the giveaway and good luck! 🙂

  73. Love your blog I too would love a very sharp knife. Thanks for the give away promo

  74. The Philly Cheesesteak Sliders look amazing and as I was going through the pictures before I even saw there was a giveaway I stopped and thought that is a beautiful knife. Last time I needed to thinly slice beef I had to do it half way frozen because my knives are not the best to say the least :/ I would love to look forward to prepping just as much as I look forward to eating. Thank you for the awesome opportunity

    A dull knifed foodie!!!

  75. These look delicious and your pics are stunning!

  76. You always spark my interest with your cooking and now you got me on board for a new knife. I love philly cheesesteaks and now to do them in a slider I am so in!!;) I always enjoy your pics of the new food you blog about. Thanks for opportunity!!

  77. Your photos are gorgeous! Beautiful knife as well.

  78. I am in desparate need of a new Santoku knife! Your yummy pictures make me want to make these sliders right now!

  79. These look wonderful! ! I am trying to get away from processed foods and cook fresh meals with real ingredients for my family (I have a 4 year old son and 5 year old daughter). I have a inexpensive set of knives and would love to have this beautiful knife to help me make delicious healthy meals!!

    • Hi, Christina! I love homemade food from scratch. So comforting and healthy! And good knife is essential to make the meal prep time easy. Thanks for entering the giveaway and stopping by! Good luck!

  80. Brilliant blog! I love all of your gorgeous pictures. I would LOVE a new knife… especially a sharp one like this!

  81. I love, love , love your food blog. I would love to try a new sharp knife, instead of the sawing method I use now….LOL. Keep up the delicious blog!

  82. Now these are some delicious looking sliders! Definitely could devour a couple right now.. yum!

  83. These knives look beautiful. I would love to own a good knife. Mine are several years old and quite dull now. Thanks for the chance to enter!

  84. I love, love, love new knives. If I have an overall knife fail, it’s that I don’t sharpen them enough.

    • Haha Karyn, you and I both! I never sharpen my knives. I’m planning to take a good care of my new Santoku though! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and participating.

  85. Yum! These look amazing! I cook all the time, but my cutlery is pretty pathetic. I use a knife set that someone gave me 7 years ago and it’s not very high quality. That knife is a thing of beauty!

  86. Oh WOW, these look fantastic. Great pictures!