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Cuban Panini Recipe

Cuban Panini Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min./batch YIELD:4 servings


  • 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 four slices of bread with turkey, ham, cheese, pickles and spinach; close sandwiches.
  • 3. Cook on a panini maker or indoor grill for 2-3 minutes or until browned and cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

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

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meliss.beyer User ID: 7101887 267562
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2017

"I bought a local, sliced cracked wheat bread to use for these sandwiches. I also used homemade pickles for these. I thought they came out really good. I just used pre minced garlic and didn't cook it before hand, I just added it to the mayo. The only big change I would make is using less mayonnaise. I thought it was too much, in the future I would do less mayo and maybe put mustard on half. Overall, they were really good and super easy to make."

amk4985 User ID: 5118881 195757
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2014

"Great recipe to spice up your everyday sandwich!"

missv User ID: 1309550 133798
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2012

"Have made this more than once for quite a few people. It's the new favorite. Can't believe how so many different flavors can come together to make this so incredible!!"

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