Delicious for any party, these cheesy French Dip Sliders make an easy snack or meal. Bake in a 9×13 cake pan with a buttery topping.

a bite of french dip slider

The French dip sandwich is one of my favorites, made with leftover roast beef. We turned this classic sandwich into delicious a Cake Pan French Dip Sliders recipe,  perfect for game day, a tailgate party, or any gathering!

On hoagie rolls or dinner rolls, add sliced roast beef, carmalezied onions, Jack cheese, and a buttery topping. Serve aus jus for an irresistible appetizer or dinner. Grab a cake pan and get started!

9x13 pan of sliders

Why we love these sliders

If you love regular French dip sandwiches, then you are going to love these French Dip Sliders.

  • They are the perfect mini sandwich to serve on a board, right in the 9×13 cake pan.
  • Everyone loves sliders for game day!
  • The leftovers are just as good as them being served hot out of the oven!
  • Easy to make with leftover roast beef with simple ingredients to buy.
  • Double the recipe for a party.
  • The perfect fall-time snack for tailgating or a weekend party.
  • If you love meat, you may also want to try our Charcuterie Sliders.
  • For game day, give our Ham Sliders Game Day Board a try!

a cheesy french dip

Ingredients for French dip sliders:

  • Unsalted butter
  • Yellow onions
  • Fesh parsley
  • Kosher salt + black pepper
  • Hawaiian sweet rolls
  • Jack cheese, slices
  • Deli roast beef (or use pastrami or leftover roast beef)
  • Unsalted butter
  • Dried onion soup mix
  • Packet au jus gravy mix
  • Chopped parsley

3 french dips on a plate

With the melty cheese baked into the rolls, the buttery onion topping is everything! It’s crunchy, salty, and so tasty, with the soft toasted sweet rolls. Like our _____ sliders, this recipe is so easy to make to serve a crowd.

As children, we grew up with the Monte Cristo and French Dip sandwiches. So I really love sandwiches. In fact, you may want to check out our sandwich boards: Cheesy Irish Sliders Charcuterie Board, and our ____ .

how to make Cake Pan French Dip Sliders

How to make a cake pan of roast beef sliders

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter.
  2. Using a mandolin (or a knife), thinly slice the onions.
  3. Add the onions and saute until soft and browned.
  4. Add the parsley, salt, and pepper, stir to combine, take off the heat, and set aside.
  5. Preheat the oven and butter a 9×13 pan (you can also use cooking spray).
  6. Take the rolls out of the package, leaving the rolls intact. Next, take a large knife and slice the rolls across, so you have the tops and bottom separated.
  7. Place the bottom of the rolls, cut side up, into a 9×13 baking dish. Top with half of the cheese slices.
  8. Add the roast beef and top evenly with the sauted onions.
  9. Add the remaining cheese, then add the tops of the rolls over the onions.

brushing butter on rolls

Make the butter mixture:

  1. In a small bowl stir together the melted butter and onion soup mix.
  2. Drizzle the butter sauce over the top of the sliders (or you can brush it on).
  3. Cover loosely with foil, and bake.
  4. Take the foil off and bake an few minutes to brown the rolls.
  5. While the rolls are baking, prepare the au jus per the package directions, with the water.

3 beef sliders on a plate

Serve with

Serve the rolls with warm au jus on the side for dipping.

Cake Pan French Dip Slider

Tips & substitutions

Swap out the Jack cheese for your favorite cheese, like mozzarella, pepper Jack, or Gruyere.

Optional to leave off the parsley, as it’s more for a garnish than flavor.

Mix up the meat and use deli pastrami, or even turkey. Turkey sandwiches (warm) are also delicious with au jus.

Bake, cover with foil, and bring to a party! Or, remember you can serve these on a board.

ENJOY!

french dip in au juice

More slider recipes you may want to try:

Epic Mini Burger Slider Board

BBQ Pork Slider Board

Cheesy Focaccia Charcuterie Sliders

Best Beer Cheese Sliders

Caprese Sandwich Sliders

Pepperoni Pizza Sliders

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Cake Pan French Dip Sliders

Delicious for any party, these cheesy French Dip Sliders make an easy snack or meal. Bake in a 9x13 cake pan with a buttery topping.
Make in a 9x13 cake pan. Makes 12 sliders.
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Yield: 6

Ingredients
 

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced (use a mandolin)
  • 2 teaspoon fresh parsley, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 Hawaiian sweet rolls
  • 6-8 slices Jack cheese slices
  • 14 ounces sliced deli roast beef, or use pastrami
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 & 1/2 tablespoons dried onion soup mix
  • 1 oz packet au jus gravy mix, made according to package directions
  • 3 cups water
  • Fresh chopped parsley for garnish, optional

Equipment

  • 1 9x13 cake pan

Instructions
 

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Using a mandolin (or a knife), thinly slice the onions. Add the onions and saute for 12-15 minutes, until onions are soft and browned.
  • Add the parsley, salt, and pepper, stir to combine, take off the heat, and set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Butter a 9x13 pan.
  • Take the rolls out of the package, leaving the rolls intact.
  • Next, take a large knife and slice the rolls across, so you have the tops and bottom separated.
  • Place the bottom, cut side up, into a 9x13 baking dish.
  • Top with half of the cheese slices.
  • Add the roast beef.
  • Top evenly with the sauted onions.
  • Add the remaining cheese, then add the tops of the rolls over the onions.

Make the butter mixture:

  • In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter and onion soup mix.
  • Drizzle the butter sauce over the top of the sliders (or you can brush it on).
  • Cover loosely with foil, and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Take the foil off and bake an additional 5 minutes to brown the rolls.
  • While the rolls are baking, prepare the au jus, per the package directions, with the water.
  • Serve the rolls with an optional garnish of parsley and au jus on the side for dipping.
Cuisine: American
Course: Main Course
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a French Dip Slider