Havana Sandwich Bites

This dish uses turkey in place of the roast pork in traditional Cuban sandwiches. Use pickle slices instead of relish, if you prefer.

Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 2 wedges)
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 153
  • Calories from fat: 22%
  • Fat: 3.7g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Protein: 13.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 16.5g
  • Fiber: 1.3g
  • Cholesterol: 19mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 422mg
  • Calcium: 170mg


  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 4 (3-ounce) Portuguese- or Cuban-style rolls, split horizontally
  • 8 (3/4-ounce) slices reduced-fat Swiss cheese
  • 6 ounces thinly sliced 96%-fat-free, less-sodium ham (such as Kraft)
  • 2 tablespoons dill pickle relish
  • 6 ounces thinly sliced, skinless 47%-lower-sodium turkey breast (such as Boar's Head)
  • Cooking spray


  1. Spread about 1 teaspoon mustard over cut sides of rolls. Arrange 1 slice cheese, 1 1/2 ounces ham, 1 1/2 teaspoons relish, and 1 1/2 ounces turkey over 4 roll halves. Top each serving with 1 slice cheese. Cover with top halves of rolls.
  2. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add sandwiches. Place a heavy cast-iron skillet on top of sandwiches; cook 6 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Cut each sandwich into 6 wedges.
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