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Cuban Sandwich Recipe
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5 from 7 votes

Cuban Sandwich Recipe

This Cuban sandwich recipe is the ultimate pork sandwich made with marinated roast pork, sliced ham, Swiss cheese, yellow mustard and pickles. One of my favorites! Here is my homemade version.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Cuban
Keyword: ham, pork shoulder, pulled pork, sandwich
Servings: 6
Calories: 621kcal


  • 1 loaf Cuban bread
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard or to taste
  • 1 pound roast pork Use my Pernil Recipe for this, or use Pulled Pork or pork tenderloin
  • 1 pound sliced ham glazed ham is great, or your favorite deli ham
  • 4 ounces Swiss cheese or more to your preference
  • 4 ounces sliced dill pickles or to taste


  • Slice the bread in half lengthwise. Butter the bottom half with 2 tablespoon softened butter. Spread the mustard on the top half.
  • Layer the sandwich with roast pork, sliced ham, Swiss cheese and dill pickles. Top the Cubano with the top bread slice.
  • Slather the remaining butter over both sides of the sandwich.
  • Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Grill the Cuban sandwich for 5-6 minutes per side, pressing it down very firmly with another pan or spatula to "press" it tightly, until warmed through and bread is nice and crispy.
  • Remove, slice and serve.



This recipe can serve 4 very hungry people, or 6-8 smaller sandwiches.
Grilling Note: You can also use a panini press to make this sandwich.


Calories: 621kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 132mg | Sodium: 1601mg | Potassium: 623mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 425IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 201mg | Iron: 4mg