Grilled Cuban Sandwich

Prep time

10 min

Cook time

10 min


2 pers




United Kingdom


For the Sandwich:

  • 1 loaf Cuban bread or French bread, cut into sandwich-sized pieces
  • 1/2 pound roasted pork (can use leftovers or store-bought)
  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced ham
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese
  • Dill pickles, sliced
  • Yellow mustard

For Pressing:

  • Butter or olive oil for brushing
  • Cast iron skillet or sandwich press


Step 1

  • Slice the Cuban bread or French bread horizontally and then into sandwich-sized pieces.
  • On the bottom half of each piece, spread a layer of mustard.
  • Layer the roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese, and pickles on top of the mustard.

Step 2

  • If using a grill, preheat it to medium heat - BEST OPTION!
  • If using a stovetop, heat a cast iron skillet or sandwich press over medium heat.

Step 3

  • Brush the outside of each sandwich with a thin layer of butter or olive oil. This will help achieve a crispy exterior.

Step 4

  • Place the sandwiches on the grill or in the skillet/press.
  • If using a grill, cook the sandwiches for about 3-4 minutes on each side until the bread is toasted and the cheese is melted.
  • If using a skillet or press, cook the sandwiches for about 4-5 minutes on each side, pressing down with a spatula or the press to flatten the sandwich.

Step 5

  • Once the sandwiches are golden brown and crispy, remove them from the grill or skillet.
  • Cut the sandwiches in half diagonally and serve hot.


You can add extra layers of flavor by including roasted red peppers, thinly sliced onions, or even a touch of mayonnaise.

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