Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower 
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 sandwiches)

As with traditional Cuban sandwiches, pressing these sliders as they cook yields a thin and crisp bite.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 3 ingredients (through olive oil) in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.

Step 2

Cut bread in half lengthwise; cut each half into 8 (2 1/2-inch-thick) slices. Spread mustard mixture evenly over bottom halves. Slice pickles into 2-inch pieces. Divide pickles, ham, cheese, and spinach evenly among bottom halves of bread; top with remaining bread halves. Lightly coat sandwiches with cooking spray.

Step 3

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 4 sandwiches to pan; place a cast-iron or other heavy skillet on top of sandwiches. Press gently, and cook 2 minutes on each side or until sandwiches are golden brown and cheese is melted. Repeat procedure with remaining sandwiches.

Ratings & Reviews

3 1/2 stars

May 05, 2018
I didn't have the bread and used some hoagie rolls and made the sandwiches in our panini press.  I just think the bread was wrong.  The spinach released the liquid and made the bread soggy in places.  Loved the over-all flavor of the sandwich.  I just need to look a bit harder for the cuban loaf next time.

jdandrew80's Review

October 22, 2014
I'm going to make this, but I'm going to add roasted pork. It's not really a Cuban sandwich without roasted pork. It's basically a ham and cheese sandwich.

clc1040's Review

November 03, 2014
These were good! I agree it is just a ham and cheese sandwich without the pork roast but still good. Next time I will use horseradish mustard. Definitely a keeper.