Cuban Sandwich Quesadilla

The flavors you love about a Cuban sandwich… made skinnier! Perfect for lunch.

There was no way I was making Pernil without making Cuban sandwiches. 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 probably a day’s worth of points. My reduced fat version has all the flavors of a Cuban without the added fat.

If you are not a pork eater, you might enjoy my Turkey Cuban sandwich.

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Cuban Sandwich Quesadilla


  • 1 oz skinny slow cooked pernil
  • 1 slice reduced fat swiss (I used Sargento)
  • 1 oz ham (I uses Hillshire Farm 97% fat free)
  • 1 slice kosher pickle
  • mustard
  • 6 inch low carb whole wheat tortilla (La Tortilla Factory)


  1. Heat a non-stick pan over low heat.
  2. Spray with cooking spray and place tortilla on 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: 4
  • Points +: 5
  • Calories: 185.8 calories
  • Total Fat: 8.7g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: mg
  • Sodium: mg
  • Carbohydrates: 12.4g
  • Fiber: 7.2g
  • Sugar: g
  • Protein: 23.2g
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