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Havana Sandwich Bites

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.

Cooking Light SEPTEMBER 2006

  • Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 2 wedges)


  • 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


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.

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.

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

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