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Grilled Cuban Sandwiches

Upgrade your boring sandwich to a classic grilled Cuban. Serve with baked chips.

Cooking Light SEPTEMBER 2001

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)


  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 (8-ounce) loaf French bread, cut in half horizontally
  • 6 ounces reduced-fat Swiss cheese, thinly sliced (such as Alpine Lace)
  • 6 ounces deli-sliced ham (such as Hillshire Farms)
  • 8 sandwich-sliced dill pickles
  • Cooking spray


Spread mustard evenly over cut sides of bread. Arrange half of cheese and half of ham on bottom half of loaf; top with pickle slices. Repeat layer with remaining cheese and ham; cover with top half of loaf. Cut into quarters.

Heat a large, heavy skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add sandwiches; press with a heavy skillet (such as cast iron). Cook 2 minutes on each side.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 335
  • Calories from fat: 30%
  • Fat: 11g
  • Saturated fat: 5.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.9g
  • Protein: 23.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 36g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 43mg
  • Iron: 2.8mg
  • Sodium: 1301mg
  • Calcium: 318mg

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