Cuban Panini Recipe

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Cuban Panini RecipeSpring is right around the corner and I can feel it! The temps in Utah have been pushing into the high 60’s lately and I am loving every sun soaked minute of it. One of the last things that I want to do when the weather is nice, is sit in a kitchen slaving over dinner. How about you?

Call me old fashioned, but I seriously love a good sandwich recipe. They are light, delicious, easy to put together, and you can customize some really amazing flavor combinations too! A good sandwich is definitely more than just a packed lunch meal option!

Cuban Panini RecipeToday, I’m sharing a Cuban panini recipe that is a breeze to make, bursting at the seams with flavor, and the perfect meal that will have you outside enjoying more of those sun soaked days! Plus, the recipe only requires 6 ingredients! (I’m also going to share an easy way to create your own garlic mayonnaise too!)

Cuban Panini RecipeOne of the key components for a delicious sandwich recipe is the bread! For this amazing Cuban panini recipe, you’re actually going to be using 3 slices of bread for each sandwich, so I wanted to be sure to pick a really delicious choice!

I’m using Pepperidge Farm® Seedless Rye bread. I love Pepperidge Farm bread because it’s always so fresh and flavorful. (They even double wrap it for added freshness!)

I’m also pairing the bread with ham. I chose Hillshire Farm® Thin Sliced Honey Ham, because it’s slow roasted for hours and adds a lots of delicious flavor! It also contains no artificial flavors, and no by-products, which is always a win in my book.

Pair all of that with some homemade garlic mayo using Hellmann’s® Real Mayonnaise, and we’ve got a winning sandwich on our hands!

And the best thing, besides the flavor of this baby…? The fact that all of these ingredients are available at your local Walmart store! No hunting for special or hard to find ingredients required!

Cuban Panini RecipeCuban Panini RecipeHere’s what you’ll need to make your own:

  • Pepperidge Farm Seedless Rye Bread
  • Hillshire Farm® Thin Sliced Honey Ham
  • 1 Cup Hellmann’s® Real Mayonnaise
  • Sliced Swiss Cheese
  • Sliced Pickles
  • 1 Tbsp. Minced Garlic
  • 1 Tsp. Salt
  • 1 Tsp. Pepper

Preheat a panini press, or a stove top pan over medium-low heat.

In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, garlic, salt, and pepper. Set aside.

Now it’s time to build your panini! Place one slice of bread on a plate and spread with your garlic mayonnaise.

Layer with ham and top with swiss cheese slices.

Place another slice of bread on top and add ham, swiss cheese, and sliced pickles.

Spread another piece of bread with your garlic mayonnaise and add this piece to the top of your sandwich, finishing it off.

Press down onto your sandwich gently, condensing it a bit.

Place the sandwich onto your panini press or into a stove top pan. If using a stove top pan, place another pan on top of your sandwich to weigh it down. (TIP: Use Hellmann’s® Real Mayonnaise on the outside of your bread for a crispy grilled crust!

Slowly begin pressing your sandwich down, as it toasts, creating a panini.

If using a pan, rotate your sandwich to get an even toasting on the outer layers of bread.

Remove from heat once the cheese is melted and the outside bread layers have a good crispy outer crust on them.

Cut in half and serve with a pickle spear.

Cuban Panini RecipeThis Cuban panini recipe is delicious and a lot more than just your average sandwich. Now get out there and enjoy those warm days!

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Cuban Panini Recipe

1 Comment

  1. Emily on March 27, 2017 at 11:53 am

    This sandwich is one I could eat everyday! It looks so delicious! #client

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