Crispy French Cuban Baguette

Crispy French Cuban Baguette

This is another dish that takes less than 15 minutes from start to first bite. Our little one loved it before he had the ability to bite off bread – he would deconstruct the French Cuban Baguette and go to town. Now that he has some chompers, he grips this in his tiny hands, exclaims “buhhguuhh” (everything between 2 pieces of bread is a burger these days) and goes to town. Enjoy with a side salad or some fresh cut veggies and a dip.

French Cuban Baguette


  1. French Bread – 1 long loaf
  2. Mayo – 2 Tbs.
  3. Mustard – 2 tsp.
  4. Sliced Ham – 3/4 lbs.
  5. Dill Pickle Slices – 6
  6. Brie Cheese – 8 oz.
  7. Melted Butter – 2 Tbs.


  1. Slice your bread into 4 sections and cut each section in half, lengthwise.
  2. Spread mayo & mustard inside sandwiches and layer 4 – 6 as you see fit. The brie can be messy, so cut and reshape as needed.
  3. No need for a panini press! Melt 1 Tbs. butter over medium heat in skillet and press sandwiches down. Tip: I use the spatula to do this – helps protect my hand when I flip the hot sandwich over to press the other side. Let it cook with a lid on for about 3 minutes (medium heat)
  4. Repeat step 3 for other side of sandwich.



  1. This looks and sounds delicious. Perfect for my husbands short lunch break, I know he would love this.

  2. OH looks great. Would surely try it!!

  3. This looks delicious! Perfect for either lunch or dinner…I am hungry now!! 🙂

  4. This is so easy peasy. And it looks delicious too. Should give it a try!!

  5. You had me at “less than 15 minutes” to make it, LOL. We’re a GF household so thanks for including the French bread mix link.

  6. They sell Cuban sandwiches all over the island here in Key West and I’ve never thought of trying to make one myself! This looks so simple and delicious I might have to try it =)

  7. That looks amazing!!!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  8. Ah…my mouth is watering! Great recipe and great photo!

  9. Wow! Seems to be easy peasy. I am definitely going to give it a try. Thanks


    Sounds delish! And not too difficult…going to try!


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