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Turkey Cuban Sandwich

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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

10
Cals:321
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Yield: 1 serving
Serving Size: 1 sandwich

Ingredients

  • 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
  • mustard
  • Pam cooking spray

Instructions

  • 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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Nutrition

Serving: 1 sandwich, Calories: 321 kcal

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45 comments on “Turkey Cuban Sandwich”

  1. 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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  4. I agree with pp that real cuban bread is amazing but no way is even close to skinny. It contains lard!

  5. 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!

  6. 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…

  7. Love it! I've been loving your recipe's for a while now. I joined weight watchers a couple years ago and am now just trying to kind of use the principles to eat better currently. I just made a similar sandwich here.

    http://dramaskitchen.blogspot.com/2011/02/light-turkey-panini.html

  8. FYI, I have a friend who use to own a bakery and in REAL AUTHENTIC french bread there is NO FAT. It was even written up in the newspaper as part of a fat free diet! A lot of supermarkets market french bread but when you read the ingredients you find some type of shortening. Again, REAL AUTHENTIC FRENCH BREAD has no fat.

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    Gina @ Skinnytaste

    I found it in the deli section of my supermarket, I just read all the labels until I found one. Good luck!

  10. Hey guys, I can't seem to find FF french bread anywhere and I want to make this sooo bad…any ideas? I live in Northern California. Thanks!

  11. between lunch and dinner, and giving one to my friend, there werent even left overs for the next day, so that tells you how much we enjoyed this one! also i wanted to let you know that ive lost an addtional 12 lbs since ive started cooking your recipes and that im now in Onederland(out of the 200's)!