Grilled Cuban Sandwich

Our Cuban sandwich has the requisite fillings (ham, cheese, pickle) with a fraction of the calories – just 231 per sandwich. All you need is 8 minutes and a hearty appetite!

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Nutritional Bonus: Small but mighty, this sandwich provides 81% of your daily requirement for manganese, a trace mineral that aids in both calcium absorption and carbohydrate metabolism. Our Cuban is also light on sodium and saturated fat, making it a satisfyingly smart mealtime decision.

Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
3 min
8 min


  • 1/2 tsp organic unsalted butter
  • 2 white mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 slices country wheat or whole-wheat bread
  • 2 thin slices low-fat Swiss cheese (1/2 oz), divided
  • 1 1/2 oz extra-lean, uncured, roasted ham, sliced
  • 2 slices bread-and-butter pickles, optional


  1. In a small sauté pan, melt butter on medium heat. Add mushrooms and sauté, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 5 minutes. Between bread slices, layer 1 slice cheese, ham, pickles (if desired), mushrooms and remaining slice cheese. Place sandwich in a hot panini press and grill until bread toasts and cheese melts, 3 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 sandwich
  • Calories 231
  • Carbohydrate Content 24 g
  • Cholesterol Content 36 mg
  • Fat Content 6 g
  • Fiber Content 4 g
  • Protein Content 20 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 3 g
  • Sodium Content 617 mg
  • Sugar Content 4 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 0 g