Cuban-Inspired Pressed Cheese Sandwich

Cuban-Inspired Pressed Cheese Sandwich

This sandwich is inspired by the flavors in a traditional Cuban sandwich but is easy enough to make any day of the week.

10 min. prep time
4 sandwiches
000 Ratings


1 (1-pound) loaf French bread, ends trimmed, cut into 4 (5-inch) sections
4 tablespoons whole grain mustard
8 ounces sliced deli ham
8 pickle planks
3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, melted


Heat panini press. Cut each bread section horizontally, leaving 1 side attached.

To assemble each sandwich, open cut bread; spread bottom with 1 tablespoon mustard. Top with 1 cheese slice, 1/4 ham slices, 2 pickle planks and 1 cheese slice. Press top of cut bread down over filling. Brush outside of bread with about 2 teaspoons butter.

Place 2 sandwiches into press. Close press; cook until golden brown and cheese is melted (6 to 8 minutes). Repeat with remaining sandwiches.

Recipe Tip

If you don’t have a panini press, heat skillet over medium heat. Place 1 or 2 sandwiches into skillet. Place another skillet on top of sandwiches to flatten them. Cook, turning once, until golden brown and cheese is melted (6 to 8 minutes). Repeat with remaining sandwiches.

Nutrition Facts (1 sandwich)

Calories: 470

Fat: 20g

Cholesterol: 80mg

Sodium: 2230mg

Carbohydrates: 41g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 26g

Recipe #15346©2011Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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