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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.

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.

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.

Love this Cuban Sandwich?

Looking for even more delicious sandwiches? Try my Grilled Pastrami Root Vegetable Slaw SandwichCrispy Chicken Sandwich with Cabbage Apple SlawTurkey and Cheese BLT SandwichBacon Egg and Cheese Cranberry Sauce Breakfast SandwichBaked Cranberry Cheddar Turkey Sandwiches or my Pesto Tuna Baguette Sandwich

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.

Yield: 2 sandwiches

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 4 medium-large slices crusty bread (I used peasant bread)
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 8 thin slices Swiss cheese
  • 8 thick slices crispy roasted pork (more or less depending on slice size or desired sandwich thickness)
  • 8 thin slices smoked ham
  • 4 large pickle slices
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter


Pre-heat 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 as much or as little roast pork, 3 slices 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 pre-heated panini press. Cook for about 15 minutes until the sandwich is hot and cheese is melted.