Easy French Dip Sandwiches


By Jen of Yummy Healthy Easy for I Heart Nap TimeEasy French Dip Sandwiches

Hi again Nap Time readers! Jen here from Yummy Healthy Easy back with another fabulously easy recipe! Have you ever had a French Dip sandwich? You know, those sandwiches filled with tons of flavorful roast beef slices and a yummy little bowl of broth on the side to dip it in?? Yum.

One of my favorite local diners has these amazing French Dip Sandwiches and I die every time I eat one. There’s something so comforting about a roast beef sandwich on crusty bread that you dip in warm au jus.

Easy French Dip Sandwiches

I started craving them big time when I was pregnant with my third son and found the best and easiest recipe EVER. Only a handful of ingredients and it takes about 10 minutes from start to finish!

I’ve used all sorts of rolls and bread and found that I love a good baguette warmed and cut into fourths. Using pre-packaged roast beef lunch meat (or cut from your local deli) makes this recipe super easy. The au jus is so flavorful and is the best part of the meal! You will love these Easy French Dip Sandwiches!Easy French Dip Sandwiches

Easy French Dip Sandwiches

Yield: 4 sandwiches


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2 (10-oz) cans beef consommé (find it in the soup aisle)
  • 1 tsp. steak seasoning (like McCormick Montreal Steak Seasoning)
  • ground pepper
  • 1 lb. lean roast beef, thinly sliced
  • baguette, cut into fourths or your favorite rolls, for serving
  • thinly sliced provolone, for serving if desired


In a large skillet over medium heat, add olive oil and heat for 1 minute. Add shallots and sauté for 2 minutes. Add flour and sauté 2 more minutes.
Slowly whisk in beef consommé. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer. Add steak seasoning and pepper.
Separate roast beef and place in the au jus sauce until warm. Using tongs, place an equal portion of beef on each section of baguette or rolls. Top with a slice of provolone cheese, if desired. Serve with a small bowl of the extra au jus for dipping. Enjoy!

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Jen Nikolaus

Hi! I’m Jen from Yummy Healthy Easy (YHE). I’m a diet coke fiend, cookbook collector, and all-around lover of food! I’m also a mom to four crazy boys. My blog chronicles my everyday life in a household full of testosterone while also focusing on sharing yummy, healthy and easy (emphasis on YUMMY) recipes that any parent can make!

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  1. Jamielyn posted on February 27, 2014 at 9:40 am (#

    These look amazing! Can’t wait to try them! Thanks for sharing. xo

  2. Crystal posted on February 27, 2014 at 9:50 am (#

    This looks similar to a Rachel Ray recipe that I make all the time. It is easy and delicious.

    • Jennifer posted on March 5, 2014 at 11:42 pm (#

      I’ll have to try it if it’s similar to this! It’s a delicious recipe and one of my families favorites!!

  3. Becky @ lovetobeinthekitchen posted on February 27, 2014 at 11:28 am (#

    YUM! I love your recipes Jen! This looks amazing and I love anything that is simple and quick!

  4. Amy@theidearoom posted on February 27, 2014 at 2:53 pm (#

    Delicious! Pinned

  5. jen @ Tatertots & Jello posted on February 27, 2014 at 10:16 pm (#

    Super yummy!!

  6. Mommacita posted on February 28, 2014 at 5:42 pm (#

    So is the roast beef the kind from the deli or do you cook a roast beef and slice it and put it on your sandwiches?

    • Jamielyn posted on March 3, 2014 at 1:01 pm (#

      Hi! This recipe uses pre-packaged roast beef lunch meat or cut roast beef from your local deli to make this recipe super easy! :)

  7. Traci posted on March 9, 2014 at 8:29 pm (#

    I just made these and they were excellent! Thank you!

    • Jamielyn posted on March 14, 2014 at 6:01 pm (#

      Glad you liked them Traci! I love finding quick and delicious recipes! :)

  8. Amanda posted on March 21, 2014 at 8:43 pm (#

    Wow! We enjoyed these tonight and they were a huge hit! My husband said, “these should be our new go to on busy nights and well, any night really.” He is not one who usually likes new recipes, but this will be something we have often. Thank you!!

    • Jamielyn posted on March 26, 2014 at 6:42 pm (#

      We love these sandwiches too! So easy and delicious!!

  9. Heather posted on October 11, 2015 at 12:09 am (#

    I’m making my menu for this coming month! This looks quick and easy as well as delicious!! Thanks for sharing!!

  10. A.C. posted on December 10, 2015 at 12:11 pm (#

    Very good and easy to make! The whole family loved it! 

  11. Bethany posted on December 4, 2016 at 9:07 pm (#

    I made these for dinner last night using Boarshead London Broil roast beef. SO good. While it’s more expensive than my standard dinner, we had leftovers for dinner tonight and have enough leftovers for one lunch tomorrow. Thanks for sharing the recipe, will definitely make it again!

  12. Bethany posted on December 4, 2016 at 9:09 pm (#

    Forgot to add, I put all the meat in the au jus to make it less rare and made a huge pan of caramelized onions as a topping, along with the provolone. Definitely next level!


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