Loaded with meats and cheese, Cuban Sliders are filling and satisfying enough to be a meal! They are also a great appetizer for your next big gathering. If you love sliders as much as I do, check out my Italian Sliders and Reuben Sliders! I also have a homemade Hawaiian rolls recipe that would be perfect for sliders!

One Cuban Slider Being Picked Up

Cuban Sliders

Sometimes a ham and cheese sandwich just doesn’t cut it, although I have ham and cheese sliders that are pretty darn good! Anyway, to step it up a notch, I made these Cuban Sliders that are more of a meal than finger food. Of course, I had to sample one immediately, and the flavors did not disappoint! These sliders are so loaded with meat, I actually needed a fork to pick up the meat that had fallen out of the slider! Sliders have come a long way since the 1940s when sailors in the U.S. Navy would eat mini hamburgers. The hamburgers were so greasy, they would ‘slide’ down the sailors’ throats in about 2 bites! Well, you will want to get as many bites out of these Cuban Sliders as you can because they are THAT good!

Collage of the Layers of the Ingredients on Cuban Sliders

Cuban Slider Recipe

Cuban Sliders are really easy to make! It is all about layering the ham, pork, cheese, mustard, and pickles. The part that makes these sliders stand out above your average sliders is the seasonings in the butter sauce! Believe me, once you spread that butter all over the sliders, you will use it for every slider recipe you make!

Cuban Sliders in a Pan

Substitutions in Cuban Sliders

When it comes to sliders, the options are endless! I tried to stick with a traditional Cuban sandwich for these sliders, except for the rolls. (Usually, a Cuban Sandwich is served on Cuban bread.) You could definitely replace the pulled pork with turkey and instead of swiss cheese, try provolone cheese. If you are not a fan of dill pickles, there are many other varieties to try, like bread and butter pickles. Serve the Cuben Sliders with chips, french fries, sweet potatoes, or black beans for a complete meal! Disfrutar (Enjoy)!

One Cuban Slider on a Plate

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5 from 2 votes

Cuban Sliders

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Loaded with ham, pork, cheese, mustard, and pickles, these little Cuban Sliders pack a huge flavorful punch!

Ingredients

SLIDERS

  • 12 Kings Hawaiian Dinner Rolls
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 pound sliced ham, dried with a paper towel
  • 1 pound pre-cooked pulled pork
  • 5-6 Dill pickles, sliced lengthwise
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese

BUTTER TOPPING

  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Split your rolls in half, place the bottom half in a prepared baking dish.
  • Spread mustard onto the bottom buns.
  • Top with ham, pork, pickles, and finally swiss cheese.
  • Place the top half of the buns on top
  • In a small bowl, mix together the buttered topping ingredients.
  • Brush the top of the rolls with the melted butter mixture.
  • Cover the dish with tinfoil and bake for 20 minutes at 350°F or until the cheese is hot and bubbly.
  • Remove foil, and bake for an additional 5 minutes (or until the tops of the sliders turn a golden brown).
  • Remove from oven, slice and serve

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  1. 5 stars
    So Yummy!! My son loves the Cuban sandwich at Panera so I was a little hesitant about making a different version at home. At first he questioned my choice of pickles, all we had in the fridge were bread and butter. He saw them and was like Ok……you used Hawaiin rolls???? I was a little bummed since I’d researched and found a recipe we had the ingredients for and now he’s not going to like it. Wrong!!! He Loved them!!! From the texture of the perfectly seasoned rolls to the combination of all the yummy pork and cheese…..Mmmmm Delicious!! Definitely a keeper and it was so easy 😘❤️ Thanks @iamhomesteader

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