Prep: 15 min.
Cook: 15 min.
Ready to take a trip to Cubano slider paradise? Prepare your taste buds for layers of savory cooked ham, tender roasted pork, melted cheese, and tangy dill pickles–all snuggled between soft slider buns. It's a flavor fiesta in every bite! Enjoy a classic Cuban slider recipe with a sweet twist.
What do you eat with Cubano sliders?
Try pairing your Cubano sliders with crispy plantain chips, black beans and rice, or Yuca fries. Choose sides that you enjoy and that harmonize well with the flavors of the sliders for a satisfying meal.
What's the difference between a Cuban sandwich and a Cubano?
"Cuban sandwich" and "Cubano" are used interchangeably to refer to the same sandwich, but there might be some regional variations. In general, both terms are used to describe a flavorful sandwich with a combination of roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, and dijon mustard.
Are Cuban sandwiches always pressed?
Cuban sandwiches are traditionally pressed and grilled, which helps enhance the flavors and meld the ingredients together. If you don’t have a grill or panini press on hand, making Cubano sliders in the oven is a quick fix.
These Cubano sliders go beyond your average meal—they're a flavorful experience that’s sure to leave you craving more. Perfect for parties, game nights, or a delicious snack, these mini delights are guaranteed to steal the spotlight. So, fire up your oven, and get ready to savor the goodness of Cubano sliders!
1. Prep the Oven
To get started, preheat the oven to 300°F. Whether you’re making a solo meal or preparing for a get-together, making Cubano sliders in the oven offers a convenient and hassle-free method to create a batch of these delectable mini sandwiches.
After all, the oven allows you to bake multiple sliders at once on a single baking sheet or dish, making it efficient to prep larger quantities in one go. The best part? The oven's consistent heat gradually melts the cheese, achieving that ideal gooey texture without overcooking the other ingredients.
2. Set Up Your Slider Canvas
Slice the 12-pack of Original King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls in half horizontally using a serrated knife. These rolls are perfectly sized for sliders, making them convenient and ready to use without much additional preparation.
Plus, King’s Hawaiian rolls add a whole new dimension to the savory and tangy flavors of Cubano sliders. With their touch of sweetness, these rolls create a mouth-watering flavor sensation when combined with the savory roasted pork, ham, melted cheese, and tangy pickles.
3. Mustard Magic
Spread the HEINZ yellow mustard on one side of the slider rolls. Mustard is your MVP in these Cubano sliders, balancing the overall taste profile of these mini sandwiches.
Its presence in Cuban sliders helps replicate the authentic flavors of the classic Cuban sandwich. It adds a slightly acidic flavor that cuts through the richness of the roasted pork, ham, and melted cheese in Cubano sliders for the ultimate zesty kick.
4. Start the Assembly Line
Next, it’s time to craft your slider masterpiece! Layer the bottom halves of the slider buns with cooked ham slices, followed by generous portions of roasted pork. Top each pile of pork with a slice of Swiss cheese for that ooey-gooey melting action.
Don’t forget to add a few dill pickle slices on top of the cheese, because that tangy kick is what takes these Cuban sliders to the next level. Finally, crown each slider with the top half of the bun to complete the assembly.
5. Bake to Perfection
Lightly coat your baking pan with butter and place the prepared Cuban sliders on the pan. Some variations of Cuban sandwiches involve spreading butter on the outer sides of the bread, so don’t be afraid to get creative!
6. Step Into Slider Heaven
Place the assembled Cuban sliders in the preheated oven and bake for about 15 minutes, or until the cheese is perfectly melted and the sliders are warmed through. Slice each slider and serve.
Now, get ready for the moment of truth. As you take a bite into these Cubano sliders, you'll experience a harmonious blend of savory ham and pork, the creaminess of melted cheese, and that delightful tanginess from the dill pickles—all hugged between the soft slider buns. It's a taste sensation you won't forget!
Prep: 15 min.
Cook: 15 min.
- 12-pack KING’S HAWAIIAN Original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
- 1 Tablespoon HEINZ Yellow Mustard
- 1 pound Ham (cooked, sliced)
- 1 pound Pork (roasted, sliced)
- ½ pound Swiss Cheese
- 6 Dill Pickles (sliced)
- 2 Tablespoons Butter