Beef and Cheddar Sliders

February 7, 2023thetipsyhousewife

Beef and Cheddar Sliders

Fun fact, my very first job at 15 years old was at Arby’s. I loved working there. Arby’s was always a lunch spot for my Dad, my cousin Kim and me. We would get the five for five special. My Dad got 2 sandwiches and my cousin and I each got 1.5. We all soaked it in Arby’s sauce. While I was working there, the beef and cheddar became my favorite and still is. The only bad thing about being Arby’s number one fan, is that there are NO Arby’s in Chicago.

I came up with this copy cat Arby’s Beef and Cheddar sandwich to cure my craving for the times I am not in Wisconsin where I can get my Arby’s fix any time I want it. These Beef and Cheddar Sliders are easy to make and requite few ingredients. The Beef and Cheddar sliders can be assembled up to four hours in advance and bake when ready to serve. They are always a hit.

We Have The Meats

The recipe is posted below. It is printable for your convenience. I have a few hot tips as well as some photos to help you along the way when making this recipe that are below the the printable recipe. If you need more direction, I suggest scrolling through the rest of this post before making the recipe.

Beef and Cheddar Sliders

Yield: 12 sandwiches

Beef and Cheddar Sliders

Beef and Cheddar Sliders

A delicious and easy fast food copy cat for Beef and Cheddar sandwiches. This mini version is the perfect game day snack or quick and easy lunch or dinner option. These can be made up to four hours ahead of time and baked when ready to serve. I suggest a double batch because these go fast.


  • 1 pound of shaved roast beef
  • 1 15 oz Jar of Cheddar cheese sauce
  • 1 package of 12 Hawaiian Dinner Rolls
  • 3/4 cup Western French Dressing or another tangy, dark red French
  • 4 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon of dried minced onion
  • 1/2 tablespoon of poppy seeds (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons of garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons of onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons of dried parsley
  • Couple of shakes of black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of grainy mustard
  • Arby's Sauce (optional) *found in a bottle at Walmart or other retailers


  1. Split the rolls down the center but keep the individual rolls intact and not separated. This will allow you a flat bottom to assemble your sliders. Place the base in a baking pan. I used a standard 9 x 13 pan.
  2. After cutting the lids of the rolls off, spread half of the western french dressing across the entire base of the rolls.
  3. Top the dressing with the beef, spread it evenly to the edges.
  4. Drizzle the remainder of the dressing over the top of the beef. You can use more or less of the dressing.
  5. Spread the cheese sauce over the beef, I do a dollop of cheese on what will be each individual slider.
  6. Place the bun lids back on top of the sandwiches.
  7. Add your seasoning and herbs to the melted butter and the mustard and brush this all over the top and sides of the sandwiches.
  8. Cover the pan with foil, bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees with the foil on and then remove the foil and bake ten more minutes. (All ovens are different so check to make sure they aren't getting too dark). Sandwiches should be warm in the center, when done and the top golden brown.
  9. Let rest for 5 minutes and then slice the sliders into individual sandwiches.
  10. Serve with Arbys sauce.

Simple Ingredients

This recipe for beef and Cheddar Sliders calls for few ingredients. I use the jar of cheese sauce from Cheese Whiz. the brand I used is LINKED HERE. There are some cheese sauces in a can or Walmart brand as well. Just be sure not to use a Nacho cheese brand. Real cheese is also an option if you prefer, but it wont give the same consistency as the Arby’s beef and cheddar sandwich. I suggest using this cheese sauce for the perfect texture.

Western French

This is the Western French Dressing brand I use. I have never had a hard time finding it at any major retailer. It is just usually on the bottom shelf or just one facing of it. It is easy to miss if you are not looking for it. Good news, they also sell this dressing on Amazon. If you cannot find it, get nay kind of dark red, tangy French Dressing. You can spice it up a little with some garlic and onion powder to make it more like the Western Brand.

The sliders before you put the sandwich lids on.

Too Good To Be True

These beef and cheddar sliders tasted EXACTLY like the ones from Arby’s. Everyone who ate them said that they were delicious. Furthermore, once you make these you are going to be asked to bring them to all your parties. They are the perfect game day snack. Additionally, if you would like another slider recipe give my Big Mac Sliders a try!

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