Cuban Sandwich

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Editor's Note: The next time you want to make an easy meal, keep this recipe for the Cuban Sandwich in mind! The sandwich only requires six ingredients and can be ready to eat in under an hour. This sandwich is one of many Cuban recipes that is perfect for a crowd. Simply cut the sandwich into smaller portions, set the sandwiches on a platter, and you're ready to eat. This no-fuss sandwich recipe is one you'll want to keep in mind the next time you are entertaining plenty of people over the holiday season, as it uses both ham and pork shoulder.

If you have a panini maker or grilled sandwich maker, this is a good place to use it. Be generous with the meat—make it as if it’s for someone you really love.

Makes4 servings



Kid FriendlyYes

OccasionGame Day

Recipe CourseMain Course

EquipmentGriddle, Panini Press


Taste and TextureCheesy, Chewy, Meaty, Salty, Sweet

Type of DishGrilled Sandwich


  • 1 loaf Italian bread (about 24 inches long) or 4 hero rolls
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sliced leftover Roast Puerto Rican Pork Shoulder 
  • 3 fairly thick slices boiled ham
  • Sliced bread and butter pickles or any other type of pickle you like
  • ½ pound fairly thickly sliced Swiss cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Split the bread lengthwise and spread the bottom of the loaf with mayo. Make an even layer of the pork, then add the ham, pickles, and cheese. Top with the other piece of bread and press lightly but firmly.

  2. Wrap the sandwich(es) securely in foil and lay between 2 baking sheets. Set on the oven rack and weight the top sheet with a heavy ovenproof skillet. Bake until warmed through and the cheese has softened, about 30 minutes. 

  3. Serve warm, cut into manageable pieces.


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