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Cuban Style Sliders

Whether you’re in it to win it with your favorite team, or looking to wow your Holiday guests this season- these Cuban Style Sliders are the perfect finger food to have on hand. Sweet Hawaiian rolls, layers of deli ham, melted Swiss, and crisp dill pickles, are sandwiched in between toasted buns spread with a buttery mustard onion spread. It’s the perfect appetizer, or lunch, for a crowd.

Cuban Style Sliders

Potlucks and parties seem to have two disctinct seasons in my neck of the woods.

Summer & Football/Holiday.

And the two really don’t criss cross when it comes to types of food brought/offered. Well, there may be an exception with burgers and mac & cheese. But I will always, always make an exception for mac & cheese.

Another thing I will always make an exception for? Sliders.

They’re perfect for just this sort of thing.

Simple recipes, made and baked all in one dish, and grab and go with the finished product.

Cuban Style Sliders

It’s finger food at it’s finest!

I’ve got to say too, that it doesn’t really get any finer, or yummier, than with these Cuban Style Sliders.

Cuban Style Sliders

Perfect for any occasion, these Cuban Style Sliders are quick & easy to make, bake, and enjoy. Seriously, assembly is a snap and doesn’t require any actual cooking. 

Covered with a simple finishing sauce, they’re baked to golden brown perfection in no time. Less time spent by you in the kitchen, more time catching up with guests and simply getting to enjoy having company.

Cuban Style Sliders

Small Hawaiian rolls are piled high with thinly sliced deli ham, a layer of melted cheesy Swiss cheese, and crisp dill pickles. These miniature sandwiches are slathered with a buttery onion Dijon spread before being baked to golden brown perfection.

It’s like a little bit of kitchen magic in every bite. No one would ever guess they were so easy to whip up, with such a simple, sheer genius combination of flavors.

Cuban Style Sliders

We called these Cuban style sliders for a reason, with emphasis on the ‘style’ bit. As our readers have noted, no true Cuban worth the name would be serve without pork. And it really does make the sandwich.
This sandwich embraces the other tasty elements of a Cubano sandwich, such as the ham, Swiss, and dill pickle combination. And it’s great as is, but if you wanted to make it more authentic you can easily add pulled pork to yours.
Before layers the ham, add a layer of delicious pulled pork and then proceed with the recipe as written. Ta-da, now it’s not Cuban-style. It’s a Cuban Cuban slider.

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Cuban Style Sliders

The perfect miniature sandwich, these yummy sliders feature the classic Cuban flavor combination in finger food form.
4.28 from 73 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American, Cuban
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 195kcal


  • 24 count pkg Hawaiian sweet rolls
  • 1/2 lb thinly sliced ham
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese
  • crisp dill pickle slices

For The Dijon Onion Butter Spread

  • 2 tbsp dried minced onion
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard


  • Lightly spray a 9x13" baking dish with non stick cooking spray.
  • Using a serrated knife, cut the rolls in half. Remove the top, set aside, and place the bottom of the rolls in the dish. Layer the meat, cheese, and pickles evenly out over top. Place the top of the rolls back on.

To Make The Dijon Onion Butter Spread

  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the mustard and melted butter. Stir in the onion until evenly combined.
  • Pour the mixture evenly out over the top of the sliders. Use the back of a spoon to spread it out slightly, if needed.
  • Cover the dish tightly with aluminum foil, and bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking for another 10 minutes, or until the buns are toasted and golden brown.
  • Let the sliders rest for 2-3 minutes. Cut them, serve, and enjoy!


Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 362mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Love these sliders !! They were a big hit at church ! I didn’t take any home ! I did play around with the cheese . I added shredded snaked bacon cheddar with the Swiss the first time I made them . The second time I used 4 kinds I cheese such as Swiss, sargento’s garlic&herb, tomato basil jack and Muenster cheese. I love cheese ! This will be a hit anywhere you take them ! Thank you for posting AJ

    1. Cheese is my love language, AJ! I agree you can’t really go wrong in that dept, and they’re still gonna be loved by all. The combo in the recipe is what designates it as ‘cuban’, but not essential.

  2. 5 stars
    Oh man was this yummy!!! Used sliced white cheddar and sliced garlic dills. Will definitely make these again. Thx AJ!

  3. 5 stars
    These were delicious! I added yellow mustard with the ham and cheese. Love making sandwiches this way!

    1. So glad you enjoyed them Crissy. Yellow mustard is a great idea!! I couldn’t agree more, sliders are so easy with less fuss and less mess.

  4. I haven’t made these yet, but I have some roast pork, with is an essential ingredient here in Tampa! Putting the rest of the ‘fixins’ on my shopping list for today!!

    1. Yes, pork is an essential element of any real Cubano sandwich. The Hubs hates it though, so if making a batch of this I omit it- but great point because there’s no reason other than preference not to have some on there 🙂

  5. Can these be made the day before and refrigerated? I have before with the recipe like this with butter, poppy seeds, etc. But wasn’t sure with the minced onion if it would be too strong after sitting all night on the bread 🤷🏼‍♀️ Super excited to try these! Thx!

    1. For the best results, I’d say assemble them the night before- cover & refrigerate. Then when you’re ready to bake, whip up the glaze and brush on at the last minute. For best flavor. Hope that helps & that you love them as much as we do!

  6. 5 stars
    Easy to make and a big hit at the party. It’s been requested of me to bring these to the next party! Absolutely loved it!

    Curious, is taste affected if I make them the night before then cook the next day? Any tips to go with this?

    Thank you for sharing such a great recipe.

    1. We prep these ahead of time often- the only thing I wait until just before baking on is the butter bath. Otherwise assemble them as instructed, place them in your baking dish, wrap it up nice & tight with cling wrap and refrigerate until ready to bake the next day.

      Happy to hear they were a hit at your party!!

  7. 5 stars
    These were a hit for the AFC Championship party (Go Chiefs!)
    I did brush some honey mustard on the ham layer, added pork, and I used refrigerated sandwich stuffer pickles so the pickle covered the entire sandwich. I also did a layer of cheese as the first and last layer. I didn’t have minced onion so I used onion powder – but definitely think the minced would be better.