Cuban panini, with succulent homemade pulled pork, ham, pickles, mustard and cheese.

And let me tell you, these sandwiches are THE reason to make this pork.

Cuban Panini

Yield: 2 sandwiches
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Cuban panini, with succulent homemade pulled pork, ham, pickles, mustard and cheese.


  • Cuban pulled pork
  • 4 slices deli ham
  • 4 sandwich stacker dill pickles
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise (if desired)
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese.
  • 4 slices bread (use your favorite kind of sandwich bread)


  1.  Spread mustard and mayonnaise (if using) on all four slices of bread. On two slices of bread layer 1 slice cheese, 1 slice ham, pork, pickles, 1 slice ham, and one slice cheese, in that order. Top with remaining bread.
  2. Butter outside of sandwiches or spray with non-stick spray.
  3. Grill in panini grill (I use my George Foreman grill), pressing down firmly, until golden brown and cheese is melted.


  • Recipe can be increased or decreased as needed.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 682Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 1811mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 5gSugar: 7gProtein: 34g sometimes provides nutritional information, but these figures should be considered estimates, as they are not calculated by a registered dietitian. Please consult a medical professional for any specific nutrition, diet, or allergy advice.

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Verdict: Oh my. These sandwiches are really good. I’m not going to lie, I’ll eat them for lunch and dinner.
Husband’s take: Loves it. He always gets the Cuban panini from Panera. He likes this one better. A lot better. He said, “It doesn’t have that weird chipotle mayonnaise on it, and it isn’t so greasy.” No offense Panera….we love you!
Changes: None. 
Difficulty: So easy.