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.

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Cuban Sandwich Quesadilla

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

Directions:

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

Nutrition Information

Yield: 1 servings, Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 5
  • Points +: 5
  • Calories: 211 calories
  • Total Fat: 10.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Cholesterol: 40.5mg
  • Sodium: 862mg
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Sugar: 0.5g
  • Protein: 24g
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