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Cuban Sandwich

This fresh pressed Cuban sandwich is made using homemade crispy pork, ham, pickles, mustard and swiss cheese. It’s perfect for lunch or dinner.

This fresh pressed Cuban sandwich is made using homemade crispy pork, ham, pickles, mustard and swiss cheese. It's perfect for lunch or dinner.

Remember that crispy roast pork I made a while ago?

And that pork panini with rapini and spicy sauce?

Well, I’m finally sharing the last sandwich recipe I made with that delicious hunk of meat. This tasty sandwich is simply a classic Cuban.

In the past, I posted a sandwich called sloppy Cubanos but this time I made a full-on classic Cuban sandwich.

There is not a lot to a Cuban sandwich but the flavor it creates when cooked together is nothing short of amazing.

It’s a tasty mix of roasted pork, ham, pickles, Swiss cheese, and yellow mustard. So simple and so delicious.

If only I could have fresh pork sitting in my fridge every single day.

This fresh pressed Cuban sandwich is made using homemade crispy pork, ham, pickles, mustard and swiss cheese. It's perfect for lunch or dinner.

One tip about making a quality panini. Make sure to cook it low and slow.

It helps to make sure that everything is melty and warm in the inside and the outside stays perfectly golden and crispy. I know it’s hard to wait for a sandwich to cook that long but really it’s worth it.

Trust me!

Plus, you’re doing that crispy pork wrong if you’re serving this beautiful sandwich cold.

I cooked this sandwich on a panini press BUT if you don’t own one you can simply cook it right in a skillet. Same directions but you’ll just cook it low and slow on both sides.

If you are in the market for a panini press I LOVE my Griddler. You can use it as a panini press, to cook pancakes, make 4 grilled cheese sandwiches at a time – it’s perfection.

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Cuban Sandwich Recipe by Nutmeg Nanny

Cuban Sandwich

Author: Brandy O’Neill – Nutmeg Nanny
This fresh pressed Cuban sandwich is made using homemade crispy pork, ham, pickles, mustard, and swiss cheese. It’s perfect for lunch or dinner.
5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 4 medium-large slices crusty bread
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 8 thin slices Swiss cheese
  • 8 thick slices crispy roasted pork
  • 8 thin slices smoked ham
  • 4 large pickle slices
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter


  • Preheat a panini press to medium heat.
  • Spread 1 tablespoon yellow mustard on one side of each slice of bread.
  • Add two slices of Swiss cheese to 2 pieces of bread.
  • Top each sandwich with the desired amount of roast pork, 3 slices of ham, and 2 pickles.
  • Top each sandwich with 2 more slices of Swiss cheese.
  • Top with bread and thinly coat the outside of each sandwich with butter.
  • Add to a preheated panini press.
  • Cook for about 15 minutes until the sandwich is hot and the cheese is melted.


The best method for this sandwich is the press it low and slow. This ensures the middle of the sandwich will get hot and not burn the outside of the bread.
I used my own crispy roast pork for this sandwich.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 763kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 160mg | Sodium: 3661mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g
Course Sandwiches
Keyword cuban panini, cuban sandwich, easy sandwich recipes, ham sandwich, homemade cuban sandwich, homemade panini, hot sandwich recipes, panini recipes, pork sanddwiches, pork sandwich, pressed sandwiches, sandwich recipes
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Recipe Rating


Thursday 25th of January 2018

All of those comments and nobody actually tried it and it doesn't say how the pork was prepared. But it was a pretty sandwich. Thank you


Saturday 3rd of February 2018

Hi Michael! I added a link to the pork in the recipe section but at the beginning of the post, I talked about the pork recipe as it was another recipe on my site. Hope you give the sandwich a try - thanks!


Sunday 14th of January 2018

This looks so good! I, too, lived in Miami for a bit, and since then, I make a modified Cuban sandwich. I leave off the pork (I save that for NC BBQ only), add a little more cheese (usually some sharp cheddar), Dijon mustard, and Bread & Butter pickles. Then into the toaster oven it goes! I haven't had one in a while; now I'm craving one!

David @ PieAddict

Friday 3rd of October 2014

This looks DELISH! Quick question - have you seen the most excellent film CHEF? If so, did you see the Cuban sandwiches they made in the film? Pretty true to form or no?


Friday 3rd of October 2014

Hi David! I have not seen the show but this sandwich is super delicious!


Thursday 17th of October 2013

OMG! I don't know where to start. I am in all kinds of love with this sandwich!

Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies

Thursday 17th of October 2013

A Cubano is my husband's favorite hot sandwich. I have a panini press that's been sitting in the box for the last year. I think I'll surprise him tonight :)


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