Homemade Arby’s Roast Beef and Cheddar Sandwiches with Curly Fries

Bring the taste of Arby’s home with these delicious roast beef and cheddar sandwiches, complete with curly fries. This recipe uses simple ingredients to recreate the beloved fast-food classic in your kitchen.


  • Onion buns: 4 buns
  • Deli roast beef: 1 pound, thinly sliced
  • Velveeta cheese sauce: 1 cup (store-bought or homemade)
  • Catalina dressing: 1/2 cup
  • Frozen curly fries: 1 bag (about 20 ounces)


  1. Prepare the Curly Fries:
    • Preheat your oven according to the package instructions for the curly fries.
    • Spread the fries on a baking sheet in a single layer.
    • Bake according to the package instructions, typically 20-25 minutes, until golden and crispy.
  2. Warm the Roast Beef:
    • In a skillet over medium heat, add the sliced deli roast beef.
    • Stir occasionally, heating until the beef is warm, about 5 minutes.
    • Optionally, you can warm the beef in the microwave by placing it in a microwave-safe dish and heating for 1-2 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  3. Prepare the Cheese Sauce:
    • If using store-bought Velveeta cheese sauce, heat according to the package instructions.
    • For homemade, melt Velveeta cheese in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth.
  4. Toast the Buns:
    • Slice the onion buns in half.
    • Toast them in the oven or on a skillet until lightly browned.
  5. Assemble the Sandwiches:
    • Spread a generous amount of Catalina dressing on the bottom half of each bun.
    • Pile warm roast beef on top of the dressing.
    • Drizzle the melted cheese sauce over the roast beef.
    • Place the top bun on the sandwich.
  6. Serve:
    • Serve the sandwiches hot with a side of crispy curly fries.

Why You’ll Love It

  1. Fast-Food Favorite at Home: Enjoy the iconic Arby’s flavor without leaving your house.
  2. Quick and Easy: Simple ingredients and easy steps make this meal perfect for busy nights.
  3. Comfort Food: Warm, cheesy, and satisfying, it’s the ultimate comfort food.
  4. Customizable: Adjust the amount of cheese sauce and dressing to suit your taste.
  5. Family-Friendly: A hit with both kids and adults, making it a great family meal.

Tips for Making

  • Warm Beef Gently: Be careful not to overheat the roast beef, as it can become tough.
  • Cheese Sauce Consistency: If the cheese sauce is too thick, add a splash of milk to reach the desired consistency.
  • Toasting Buns: For extra flavor, spread a little butter on the buns before toasting.
  • Curly Fries: For best results, follow the package instructions closely and turn the fries halfway through baking for even crispiness.
  • Add Veggies: For added crunch and nutrition, consider adding lettuce, tomato, or onions to the sandwiches.


  • Refrigerate: Store any leftover components (roast beef, cheese sauce, dressing, and buns) separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat: Reheat the roast beef gently in a skillet or microwave. Reheat the cheese sauce in a saucepan or microwave, stirring frequently.

Enjoy these delicious homemade Arby’s Roast Beef and Cheddar Sandwiches with Curly Fries for a satisfying and nostalgic meal!

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