Cuban Sandwich

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French Torpedo Rolls

Making a Cuban Ham & Cheese Sandwich

Grilling a Cuban Ham & Cheese Sandwich

Cuban Ham & Cheese Sandwich

A Cuban Sandwich, also known as a Mixto Sandwich, is a variation of a ham and cheese sandwich.  There are many versions of this pressed sandwich but traditionally, it consists of ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, mustard and pickles. 

We had some torpedo French rolls that reminded me of the bread used in Cuban sandwiches (which I have seen on several of the travel cooking shows) so I decided to try to make one.

I used provolone cheese instead of the standard Swiss cheese and I left out the roasted pork because I didn’t have any on hand.  My family devoured the sandwiches.  I definitely plan to make these again and add the roasted pork.   


Cuban bread or torpedo French rolls


Provolone or Swiss cheese, sliced

Ham, thinly sliced

Dill pickles, thinly sliced

Slice the sandwich rolls in half horizontally.  Brush the outside crust with butter (only about 1/4 tsp).  Spread mustard on the inside of the bread.  Layer the ham, cheese and pickles on the bottom and place the upper crust on top.

Grill the sandwich.  Traditionally, Cuban sandwiches are grilled on a plancha which is similar to a panini press but without the grooves.  You can also grill the sandwich in a pan on the stove top and use the bottom of another pan to press the sandwich down, flattening it while it cooks.  Cook the sandwich until the bread is crunchy and the cheese is melted.

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6 Responses to “Cuban Sandwich”

  1. Chef Dennis says:

    what a great sandwich!! gotta love a good cuban sandwich!
    thanks for sharing

  2. Oh I haven’t had a Cuban sandwich in forever!!! I think my favorite part is the pickles. 🙂 Looks delicious!

  3. Pradeep says:

    thanks for this post – will try it out!

  4. Cherie says:

    Bob’s childhood and high school buddy arrived early yesterday and I was getting ready for lunch. I remembered your Cuban sandwich recipe and made the sandwiches using multi-grain thin sandwiches. They worked really well for this type of sandwich and the Cuban’s were a big hit!


  5. Cherie says:

    P.S. The ultimate compliment – the guys requested the Cuban sandwiches again for lunch! I wanted to add that I use dijonaisse in place of mustard and just the thin sliced ham. I layer a slice of ham, Swiss cheese, two thin-sliced pickles, and one more slice of ham. It seems to work well.

    Thanks again for a great and easy sandwich!

  6. kelsey says:

    Cherie, I’m glad you all liked the sandwiches so much!!

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