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Cuban Sliders

February 12, 2021

These Cuban sliders are piled high with ham, pork, cheese, and pickles, then brushed with garlic butter and baked to perfection. The perfect slider for a chilly day!

We’re having a bitter cold snap here in Chicago and I’m craving something warm and cheesy to warm me up! I’m a huge sandwich fan and hot sandwiches are even better in my book! I’m partnering with King’s Hawaiian and Smithfield Prime Fresh Lunch Meat to create some toasty Cuban sliders! These warm sandwiches are a great hearty meal option during the chilly winter months in the Midwest!

Cuban sliders on plates and platter with napkins

Cuban sandwiches are one of my favorites! After all, who doesn’t love melted cheese and meat on warm toasty bread? These baked Cuban sandwich sliders are even better than the original, and they also happen to be super easy to make!

These slides are so satisfying, so easy to make, and perfect for a crowd! These Cuban sliders are the ultimate slider sandwich, in my opinion, everyone seems to love the ham and cheese combination. When you add light and fluffy potato rolls and a drizzle of garlic butter to the mix, you’ve got sandwich perfection!

What ingredients do I need to make Cuban Sliders?

I’m a firm believer that the best ingredients make the best sandwiches! That’s why I only use King’s Hawaiian Bread and Smithfield Prime lunch Meats for my Cuban sliders! They’re both conveniently available at Meijer, and pair together to make a delicious sandwich.

Cuban slider ingredients

You need:

Pulled pork – Smithfield makes a marinated pork tenderloin that you can throw in an Instant Pot and have tender pulled pork in just 40 minutes!

Ham – Honey Ham Lunch Meat makes a perfect addition to these sliders!

Swiss cheese – this cheese makes the sliders even more delicious as the swiss cheese melts so nicely to make them warm and gooey

Mustard – I like using a grainy mustard for these sliders, but regular would do

How do you make Cuban Sliders?

This recipe starts with King’s Hawaiian Original Sweet Rolls. They’re super fluffy, taste amazing, and come in a family-size pack for those hungry eaters! These rolls are perfect for piling on deli meats, pickles and cheese!

The Hawaiian rolls get arranged on a sheet pan and are topped with layers of swiss cheese, pulled pork, ham and pickles. After you’ve piled the buns high with the sandwich fillings, the top of the rolls are added on and brushed with garlic butter, so they toast up nice and golden!

Finally, cover and bake your Cuban sliders to golden brown perfection! I leave a foil cover the sandwiches during the first 10 minutes so that they don’t overly brown, then remove the foil for the end of the baking time so that the rolls can crisp up nicely. Add a little parsley and you’re all set!

Hope you loved this recipe for Cuban sliders! If you’re still hungry, check out my Easy Italian Pesto Pasta Salad for a side dish!

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Cuban Sliders

  • Author: Nicole Triebe
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 68 1x
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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1 package King’s Hawaiian Original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

12 ounces Swiss cheese, thinly sliced

16 ounces Honey Ham Lunch Meat

1 lb pulled pork

1 1/2 cups sliced pickles

2 tablespoons butter, melted

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon chopped parsley

Grainy yellow mustard 


Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Slice the King’s Hawaiian Rolls in half and take the tops off.  Place the bottom halves of the rolls on a baking sheet.
  • Spread the mustard over the top of the bottom half of the rolls
  • Layer 1/2 of the cheese on top of the mustard
  • Add the Pulled pork on top of the cheese.
  • Add once slice of Honey Ham Lunch Meat folded in quarters over the top of the pork.
  • Place the pickles on top of the ham
  • Arrange the rest of the cheese over the pickles. Place the tops of the buns over the cheese.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the butter and garlic powder. Brush the butter mixture over the tops of the buns.
  • Cover the sandwiches with foil and bake for 10 minutes. 
  • Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5-7 minutes until sandwiches are golden brown and cheese is melted.
  • Sprinkle with parsley, and serve with extra mustard on the side.

Keywords: sliders; cuban sandwich; lunch

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