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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

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

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


  • 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


  1. Preheat a panini press to medium heat.
  2. Spread 1 tablespoon yellow mustard on one side of each slice of bread.
  3. Add two slices of Swiss cheese to 2 pieces of bread.
  4. Top each sandwich with the desired amount of roast pork, 3 slices of ham, and 2 pickles.
  5. Top each sandwich with 2 more slices of Swiss cheese.
  6. Top with bread and thinly coat the outside of each sandwich with butter.
  7. Add to a preheated panini press.
  8. 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.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 763Total Fat: 51gSaturated Fat: 29gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 160mgSodium: 3661mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 54g

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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!

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