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Cuban Panini

Total Time

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


4 servings

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
Cuban Panini Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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.

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