Cuban Sandwich Quesadilla

I made my favorite Cuban sandwich into a quesadilla filled with roast pork (pernil), ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard! Perfect for a quick lunch and a great way to use up my Slow Cooker Pernil.

I made my favorite Cuban sandwich into a quesadilla filled with roast pork (pernil), ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard! Perfect for a quick lunch and a great way to use up my Slow Cooker Pernil.
Cuban Sandwich Quesadilla

I love making quesadillas, they are such a great way to use up leftovers! Some of my favorites are Chicken Quesadillas Picadillo Quesadillas and BBQ Chicken Quesadillas.

For those of you who never heard of a Cuban sandwich, you might think this is a strange combo. A classic Cuban sandwich is made with roast pork (pernil), ham, Swiss, pickles, and mustard, butter and garlic on Cuban bread, heated and melted on a panini press. It’s not a low-cal meal by any means, so I lightened it by making it on a tortilla, all the flavors of a Cuban without the extra calories!

How To Make:

Varieties and Tips:

  • If you are not a pork eater, you can swap the pork for leftover chicken or turkey.
  • My favorite gluten-free tortillas are Siete brand. For a low-carb wheat option try Ole Xtreme.

I made my favorite Cuban sandwich into a quesadilla filled with roast pork (pernil), ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard! Perfect for a quick lunch and a great way to use up my Slow Cooker Pernil.

More Recipes You May Like:

I made my favorite Cuban sandwich into a quesadilla filled with roast pork (pernil), ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard! Perfect for a quick lunch and a great way to use up my Slow Cooker Pernil.
Print
5 from 4 votes
Did you make this recipe?

Cuban Sandwich Quesadilla

5
Freestyle Points
211
Calories
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Yield: 1 servings
COURSE: Lunch
CUISINE: American
I made my favorite Cuban sandwich into a quesadilla! Perfect for a quick lunch and a great way to use up my Slow Cooker Pernil.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz slow cooker pernil
  • 1 slice reduced-fat Swiss cheese, I used Sargento
  • 1 oz lean ham, I uses Hillshire Farm 97% fat free
  • 1 slice dill pickle
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 6- inch or 8-inch low-carb whole wheat or gluten-free tortilla

Instructions

  • Heat a non-stick skillet over low heat.
  • Spray with oil and place tortilla on the pan.
  • On half of the tortilla, place a piece of cheese, pork, ham, pickle and mustard.
  • When cheese is melted, fold the quesadilla in half and flip to heat other side.
  • Remove from heat and cut into 3 pieces.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g, Calories: 211kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 10.5g, Saturated Fat: 1.5g, Cholesterol: 40.5mg, Sodium: 862mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 0.5g
Freestyle Points: 5
Points +: 5