Cuban-Inspired Sandwich Dip

Miami tries to claim the Cuban sandwich as its own, but Tampa had it long before Miami. The 2 sandwiches are similar, but Tampa's is the authentic Cuban which has salami. You'll find all the flavors of this popular sandwich in this dip.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
8 servings


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Swiss cheese

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • 3 tablespoons yellow mustard

  • 1 (8 ounce) package ham, diced

  • 6 ounces pork, diced

  • cup diced salami

  • ¼ cup diced dill pickles

  • 3 tablespoons shredded Swiss cheese

  • 2 (8 ounce) loaves Cuban bread


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Add cream cheese and Swiss cheese to a large bowl. Blend well using an electric mixer. Add mayonnaise and mustard and mix until smooth. Stir in ham, pork, salami, and diced dill pickles until well combined. Spoon mixture into an oven-safe dish. Sprinkle remaining 3 tablespoons Swiss cheese over the top.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until heated through, 18 to 20 minutes.

  4. Preheat the oven's broiler. Broil the dip until the top is nicely browned and bubbly, 1 to 2 minutes. Watch closely, so it doesn't burn.

  5. Slice the bread in 1/2-inch-thick slices to use as dippers. Serve with the hot dip.

Cook's Note:

Use your own pork (pulled pork works well) or if you're lucky enough to find it in your deli, ask them to cut a slice about 1/2-inch thick, and then dice at home. You can do the same with the ham.

If you can't find Cuban bread, any crusty bread (such as French bread, or a baguette) will do.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

482 Calories
38g Fat
11g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 482
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38g 49%
Saturated Fat 16g 81%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 931mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 10mg 51%
Calcium 281mg 22%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 287mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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