Cuban Panini

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min./batch


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
Out of all the panini recipes I make, this is my favorite. The Cuban sandwich is a twist on the old ham and cheese, usually with ham, Swiss, pickles, condiments and sometimes, as in this hearty version, smoked turkey. —Janet Sanders, Pine Mountain, Georgia


  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 8 slices artisan bread
  • 8 thick slices deli smoked turkey
  • 4 slices deli ham
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese
  • 12 dill pickle slices
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach


  1. In a small skillet, cook and stir garlic in oil over medium-high heat until tender. Cool.
  2. Stir garlic into mayonnaise; spread over bread slices. Layer 4 slices of bread with turkey, ham, cheese, pickles and spinach; close sandwiches.
  3. Cook on a panini maker or indoor grill until browned and cheese is melted, 2-3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 545 calories, 27g fat (12g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 1526mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 33g protein.