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Authentic Cuban Sandwich
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4.75 from 8 votes

Authentic Cuban Sandwich

An Authentic Cuban Sandwich is grilled sandwich filled with ham, pork, (sometimes salami), Swiss cheese, pickles, and yellow mustard on Cuban bread!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Cuban
Keyword: cuban sandwich
Servings: 2
Calories: 297kcal


  • 10 inch Cuban Bread
  • 2 tablespoon Yellow Mustard
  • 3 ounces Swiss Cheese sliced
  • 4 ounces Ham sliced
  • 3 ounces Roasted Pork (I can find this in my deli)
  • 2 ounces genoa salami (optional) Use 2 more ounces of Ham if not using - I do not use
  • 3 ounces Pickles slices thin
  • 2 tablespoon butter


  • Preheat a panini press or a large cast iron skillet or griddle over medium heat. 
  • Lay bread, open side up, on a work surface and spread the bottom and top halves with mustard. Layer top half with Swiss cheese and pickles. On bottom half, layer ham, Spanish pork, and salami (if using). Close sandwiches, pressing gently.
  • Butter top and bottom of sandwich, place on panini press and apply moderate pressure until crisp on both sides, about 8 minutes. If using a cast iron skillet or griddle, melt some butter and add sandwich. Use a second pan to press on them as the first side crisps. When crisp, flip sandwich and continue cooking while pressing until crisp on both sides, about 10 minutes total. Slice sandwiches in half diagonally and serve immediately.


Serving: 1/2 sandwich | Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 816mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g