Cuban Sliders – ham, Swiss, pickles, and a mustard glaze makes these Cuban sliders a great appetizer for any party. You can make these Cuban Sliders with Hawaiian rolls or any slider roll.

Cuban sliders with pickle on a plate

Cuban Sliders

I know what you’re thinking, Cuban Sliders. Aren’t these just Ham and Cheese Sliders? No and yes. Although these are similar to my favorite Ham and Cheese Sliders, these have no mayonnaise or Miracle Whip, we’ve added pickles, and the glaze has a Dijon mustard sauce minus the poppy seeds.

We’ve lived in Miami for over thirteen years now and Cuban food is very popular down here. The first time we had visitors they wanted Cuban food and so we went South Florida’s famous Gloria Estefan’s restaurant Bongos. The food was good if you like Cuban food.

What our visitors decided (you know who you are), is that they just didn’t like Cuban food (plantains, black beans, rice). What can you do? I believe that even they would appreciate these sliders.

I know many purists will argue that a Cuban Slider or any traditional Cuban Sandwich has pulled pork on it. Okay. You might be right. But this version doesn’t. Okay? We good? Can we still be friends?

Quite frankly cooking a pork roast for 8 hours just to make these seems a little overkill.

Cuban sliders with pickle on a plate

How To Make Cuban Sliders

The easy way to make these Cuban Sliders is to take a package of Hawaiian rolls, cut them in half lengthwise, not separating the rolls and layer them that way. Assembly is a cinch!

Cuban sliders with pickle on a plate

The layers are simple: Rolls, deli ham, Swiss cheese (or Havarti), and crisp dill pickles. The top is brushed with an onion, butter, Dijon mustard glaze. It’s all so simple but switches up the classic slider.

This is the perfect appetizer for your next party or game day. I promise you’ll get great reviews.


Cuban slider with pickle on a plate

Cuban Sliders

4.50 from 8 votes
Cuban Sliders are Cuban sandwiches with honey ham, Swiss, pickles, and a melted butter mustard glaze makes these Cuban sliders a great appetizer for any party.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 24 sliders


  • 24 sweet Hawaiian rolls
  • 1.25 lbs thinly sliced deli ham
  • 6 ounces sliced Swiss cheese
  • 24 dill pickle slices


  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced white onion
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard


  • Preheat oven to 350 and grease two 9x13 baking dishes. Cut each package of rolls horizontally in half and place bottom half of the rolls in each baking dish. Layer the ham, cheese, and pickles and top with remaining top rolls. 
  • Whisk together glaze and brush the top of the rolls with it. Cover and bake 10 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 5-10 minutes or until rolls are golden brown. Cut into sliders and serve.


Cuisine: Cuban
Course: Appetizer
cuban sliders