Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches

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Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches are the easiest, most flavorful way to enjoy thinly sliced beef in a garlic-rosemary au jus dipping sauce.  

A close up of an Instant Pot French dip sandwich topped with cheese on a bun next to a bowl of au jus.

Looking for a quick and easy lunch or dinner that’s cheesy, crispy, flavorful and juicy? This Instant Pot French Dip Recipe checks all of those boxes. Make tender sliced meat and the dipping jus all in one pot with your pressure cooker. 

Update: This is a long-time family-favorite recipe. I’ve updated the post with new photos and tips so your family can enjoy delicious sandwiches too!

Close up picture of an Instant Pot french dip sandwich topped with cheese and held over a bowl of au jus

Making Easy French Dip Sandwiches in the Instant Pot

This Instant Pot French Dip Sandwich recipe will work in any brand of electric pressure cooker, including the Instant Pot, Ninja Foodi, or Power Pressure Cooker XL

To get perfectly thin slices of beef, I usually ask the butcher to slice it for me. However, you can slice it yourself if you have a whole roast on hand. 

💡 Tip: I recommend freezing the roast for about 30 minutes before slicing. Meat is easier to slice when it’s slightly frozen.

If you’re worried about the meat curling up on your sandwiches, you can make small slices every half inch along the side of the roast. This will break up the fat and prevent the meat from curling as it cooks.  

Homemade Onion Seasoning Mix

We usually use a store-bought onion seasoning packet, but you can also make a great seasoning from scratch with this recipe

A French dip sandwich topped with cheese on a bun and placed in front of an Instant Pot.

Can I Double the Recipe?

Yes, as long as your pressure cooking pot is large enough, you can double the recipe. There’s no need to change anything in the cooking time. 

Dipping a pressure cooker French dip sandwich into au jus.

Freezer French Dip Recipe

If you’re planning ahead, you can prepare a freezer dinner of French Dip Sandwiches. To do so, freeze the sliced meat as flat as possible in a zip-top bag. 

You can prep the broth and spices in advance too separately from the meat. If you use frozen broth, however, it will increase your time coming to pressure. There’s no need to change the cooking time for frozen meat. 

Close up picture of an Instant Pot french dip sandwich topped with cheese and held over a bowl of au jus

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A close up of an Instant Pot French dip sandwich topped with cheese on a bun next to a bowl of au jus.

Easy French Dip Sandwiches

Yield: 4 to 6 sandwiches
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Easy Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches with thin slices of beef and garlic-rosemary au jus are a flavorful, cheesy recipe for lunch, dinner or any time. 


  • 1.5 pounds boneless beef top round roast, thinly sliced
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) beef broth
  • 1 packet dried onion soup mix
  • 1 teaspoon finely crushed dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 sub rolls, sliced lengthwise
  • 8 slice provolone cheese
  • Butter, softened, for toasting the sub rolls


  1. Place beef, broth, soup mix, rosemary, and garlic powder in the pressure cooking pot. Lock the lid in place. Select High Pressure and 10 minutes cook time. 
  2. When the cook time ends, turn off the pressure cooker and let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes. Finish with a quick pressure release. When the valve drops, carefully remove the lid. 
  3. Remove meat from broth. Strain broth and skim off any fat. 
  4. Butter and toast sub rolls under the broiler. Top the toasted rolls with meat and two slices of cheese. Broil again just until cheese is melted and starting to bubble. Serve with broth in small cups for dipping.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1210Total Fat: 61gSaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 33gCholesterol: 291mgSodium: 2352mgCarbohydrates: 68gFiber: 3gSugar: 8gProtein: 95g

Nutrition information is calculated by Nutritionix and may not always be accurate.


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originally published January 22, 2021 — last updated October 5, 2021
Categories: Beef