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Easy Cheddar Cheese French Dips

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Sometimes you need a meal that you can throw together in minutes, and today’s recipe is just that! These Easy Cheddar Cheese French Dips are the perfect quick and satisfying solution for busy weeknights or lazy weekends.

With just a few key ingredients, you can whip up a mouthwatering sandwich that will hit the spot. The secret to these delicious French dips is starting with a nice ciabatta roll. It’s slightly crisp exterior and soft airy interior make it the ideal base for holding all the savory goodness.

Cheddar Cheese French Dip SAndwich on a plate next to small bowl of au jus

Layer on some tender deli roast beef, melted cheddar cheese, and a flavorful au jus for dipping, and you’ve got a winning combination that everyone will love. These sandwiches are quick to make and full of flavor, making them a favorite in your meal lineup.

  • DELI ROAST BEEF
  • AU JUS MIX
  • BUTTER
  • GARLIC
  • CIABATTA ROLLS/BREAD
  • CHEDDAR CHEESE
open cheddar cheese French dip sandwich with ingredients in background

Start these sandwiches by preparing the au jus according to pacakge directions. Add the deli roast beef to the liquid and cook over medium heat until heated through.

Melt the butter In a small sauce pan on the stovetop. Add garlic to the butter and saute for 1 minute. Place rolls or pieces of ciabatta loaf on a baking sheet, cut side up, and brush with the melted butter.

Put shredded cheese on the bottom half of the ciabatta rolls or bread. Broil in the oven until the cheese is melted and bread is toasted.

Remove the deli meat from the au jus and divide it between ciabatta rolls or bread, creating 4 sandwiches. Serve with the au jus in small bowls for dipping.

cut cheddar cheese French dip sandwich

Can I use a different type of bread instead of ciabatta rolls?
Yes, you can use other sturdy rolls like French bread, hoagie rolls, or even baguettes. Just make sure the bread can hold up to dipping in the au jus without becoming too soggy.

What type of cheese works best for this easy French dip sandwich?
This recipe uses shredded cheddar cheese, but you can also use provolone, Swiss, or any other melty cheese that you prefer.

Can I add extra toppings to the sandwiches?
Absolutely! You can add sautéed onions, peppers, or mushrooms for extra flavor. Horseradish sauce or a little Dijon mustard can add a nice kick as well.

cheddar cheese french dip on ciabatta roll

Cheddar Cheese French Dips

Real Mom Kitchen

This quick and easy recipe features tender deli roast beef, melty cheddar cheese, and garlicky ciabatta rolls, all served with a savory au jus for dipping. Perfect for busy nights, these sandwiches come together in minutes.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Sandwiches
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 484 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pkg au jus mix
  • 1 lb thinly sliced deli roast beef
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 4 ciabatta rolls split or a 1 lb ciabatta loaf slit and cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the au jus according to package directions. Add the deli roast beef and cook over medium heat until heated through.
  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
  • Place the ciabatta rolls or pieces of ciabatta loaf on a baking sheet. Brush the cut sides with the melted garlic butter.
  • Place the shredded cheese on the bottom half of the ciabatta rolls or bread. Broil until the cheese is melted and the bread is toasty.
  • Remove the meat from the au jus and divide it between the ciabatta rolls or bread, creating 4 sandwiches.
  • Serve with the au jus for dipping. Makes 4 sandwiches.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 484kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 2258mg | Potassium: 349mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 638IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 523mg | Iron: 2mg
Keyword beef, french dip, sandwiches
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Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.

This is the original photo from this post when it was first shared in November 2011.

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