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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. 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)

  2. 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

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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!

  6. 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..

  7. 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

  8. Have always just had cheap knives!

  9. 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!

  10. 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!

  11. 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!!!

  12. 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!

  13. 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!!!

  14. This looks YUMMY!!!!!

  15. these look yummmmy gotta make em… 🙂

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

  17. 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.

  18. 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!!

  19. 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!!

  20. 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!

  21. 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!

  22. I love this type of knife!!!

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

  24. 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.

  25. 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!

  26. 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!

  27. 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!!

  28. 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!

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

  30. 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!

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

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

  34. 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 🙂

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

  36. 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! 🙂

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

  38. 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!!!

  39. These look delicious and your pics are stunning!

  40. 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!!

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

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

  43. 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!

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

  45. 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!

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

  47. 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!

  48. 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.

  49. 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!

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