Recipe courtesy of Scott Leibfried

Pressed Cuban Sandwich

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 6 appetizer servings or 2 main course servings
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2 (6-inch) sub rolls

2 tablespoons soft butter

2 tablespoons mustard

4 slices boiled or smoked ham

6 slices manchego cheese

4 slices pickle

Special equipment: an indoor grill or a sandwich press


  1. Preheat a stovetop grill or sandwich press.
  2. Slice the sub rolls end to end. Spread the butter evenly on both rolls. Repeat the process with mustard. Lay the ham, cheese, and pickle slices evenly in the roll. Put the sandwiches in a press or on the grill and cook for about 6 minutes, or until warm through or toasted on the outside.