Cuban Panini Recipe

  • Yield:

    4 servings

  • Total Time:

    22 mins

  • Prep Time:

    15 mins

  • Cook Time:

    7 mins


  • 1/2 cup prepared mango salsa
  • 1/4 teaspoon Jamaican jerk seasoning
  • 1/4 cup Mazola® Corn Oil
  • 8 slices country style bread
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese, divided
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 pound thinly sliced ham or pulled pork
  • 4 slices sandwich style dill pickles


  1. Step 1) Pre-heat grill or skillet to medium high heat.
  2. Step 2) Stir mango salsa and Jamaican jerk seasoning together; set aside.
  3. To assemble each sandwich:
  4. Step 1) Brush one side of each bread slice with corn oil and spread 1/2 teaspoon mustard on the other. Place oil side down on grill or skillet. Add a slice of Swiss cheese. Top with 2 to 3 rings of red onion, 1/4 pound of ham, a pickle slice, a tablespoon of mango salsa and an additional slice of Swiss cheese. Top with a slice of bread, mustard side down.
  5. Step 2) Press the sandwich while ON the grill or skillet by placing a large plate or cookie sheet over sandwiches. Place a heavy object on top of plate or press down with hands.
  6. Step 3) Grill 3 to 5 minutes per side until browned.