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If you’re craving a Cuban sandwich, this should satisfy your craving! I have a weakness for Cuban sandwiches, if you have never tried one, they are usually made with roast pork, ham, Swiss cheese, thin sliced pickles and mustard, then pressed with a sandwich press or a panini grill until everything is hot and the cheese is melted. Very popular in Miami Florida. I think leftover turkey breast makes a great, lighter alternative to roast pork and it’s a great way to use your leftover turkey this Thanksgiving. I found this French bread in the deli section of my supermarket that was soft and perfect for a Cuban! Have one of these for lunch or dinner and enjoy!!
Turkey Cuban Sandwich
Yield: 1 serving
Serving Size: 1 sandwich
- 1 6 " slice French Bread, fat free
- 3 oz left over turkey breast, heated
- 1 slice of ham
- 2 thin slices of Alpine Lace Swiss cheese
- 3 slices of pickles
- Pam cooking spray
- Slice the bread open.
- Spread mustard on both sides.
- Place cheese and pickles on the bread.
- Add turkey and top with ham.
- Close your sandwich, spray the sandwich press with buttered flavored Pam and press down until the cheese is melted and the crust is a little crispy.
- Cut the sandwich on the diagonal and enjoy!
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Serving: 1 sandwich, Calories: 321 kcal
45 comments on “Turkey Cuban Sandwich”
Where do you find a fat free French loaf?
That particular loaf was fat free, long time ago! Use whole wheat.
The recipe I have for Cuban bread in the bread machine has no lard and no fat at all! That’s why we make it! LOL!!
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What kind of pickles are traditionally used? Dill or the sweet bread & butter pickles?
I agree with pp that real cuban bread is amazing but no way is even close to skinny. It contains lard!
I made these yesterday. They were AMAZING! Thank you Gina!!!!
Cuban sammies are da bomb! This one looks excellent. BTW, while they are popular in Miami, they're a MUST in Tampa! There's a longtime debate over whose is better (Hint: Tampa!!!) We add salami to them here as a nod to the Italian immigrants who worked in the cigar factories in Ybor City alongside their Spanish and Cuban friends. Adds lots of fat & cals, so you likely won't use it in a skinny version, but there's some history for ya! Also, Cuban bread is much better than French for this sandwich if you can find it. Chewier and more flaky in the crust. Prob hard to find outside FL or a very large city, though, so I get the need for French bread as a substitute. Cuban toast with cheese and a cup of cafe con leche is a staple breakfast here, too. If you ever visit the Tampa Bay area, make sure you hit a Cuban restaurant for b-fast AND lunch!
Had this last night! Very tastey!
old points that is…
what if i can't find a fat free french bread and it's a regular french bread? how many more points? my market bakery has french breads but not the deli and i doubt they are fat fee…