These Cuban sliders are potato buns piled high with meat, cheese and pickles, then brushed with garlic butter and baked to golden brown perfection. The perfect slider sandwich for parties, game day or as an easy dinner option.

Cuban sandwiches are popular for good reason – who doesn’t love melted cheese and meat on crusty bread? These baked Cuban sandwich sliders are even better than the original, and they also happen to be super easy to make!

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A pile of cuban sliders filled with ham, cheese and pickles.

One of my very favorite things to serve when I’m entertaining is slider sandwiches. They’re satisfying, easy to make, and they feed a crowd. These Cuban sliders are the ultimate slider sandwich in my opinion, everyone seems to love the ham and cheese combination. When you add light and fluffy potato rolls and a drizzle of garlic butter to the mix, you’ve got sandwich perfection! Looking for more great party snacks or game day ideas? Check out my lists of 30 Game Day Recipes and 45 Super Bowl Appetizer Recipes!

How to make cuban sliders

This recipe starts with Martin’s 12 Sliced Potato Rolls. They’re super fluffy, taste delicious and come conveniently pre-sliced to make sandwich making even easier. These rolls are perfect piled high with meats and cheese, or topped with a little peanut butter and jelly. We also like to toast them up with a little garlic butter for easy garlic bread, and they make a fabulous french toast!

Martin's 12 Sliced Potato Rolls

The potato rolls get arranged on a sheet pan and are topped with layers of swiss cheese, ham and pickles.

Bread layered with cheese, ham and pickles.

After you’ve piled the rolls high with the sandwich fillings. the top of the rolls are added on and brushed with garlic butter.

Assembled Cuban slider sandwiches ready to go into the oven.

The final step is to bake your Cuban sliders to golden brown perfection! I cover the sandwiches during the first 10 minutes so that they don’t get overly browned, then remove the foil for the end of the baking time so that the rolls can crisp up nicely. Add a little parsley and you’re ready to eat!

A sheet pan of Cuban slider sandwiches.

Mustard is a traditional component of Cuban sandwiches, and in this case I serve it on the side so that people can add as much or as little as they like.

A plate full of Cuban sandwich sliders with cheese, pickles and ham on buns.

Everyone always goes crazy over these sliders – they’re the first thing to go at any gathering! I especially love to serve them on game day, it’s the perfect handheld hearty snack.

Be sure to visit the Martin’s Famous Potato Rolls and Bread website for tons more recipe ideas that are perfect for entertaining and every day meals!

5 from 10 votes

Cuban Sliders

AuthorSara Welch
A pile of cuban sliders filled with ham, cheese and pickles.
These Cuban sliders are potato buns piled high with meat, cheese and pickles, then brushed with garlic butter and baked to golden brown perfection. The perfect slider sandwich for parties, game day or as an easy dinner option.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Cuban
Serves 12


  • 1 package Martin's 12 Sliced Potato Rolls
  • 12 ounces Swiss cheese thinly sliced
  • 16 ounces deli ham thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced pickles
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • yellow mustard for serving


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Take the tops off the rolls and arrange the bottom halves of the rolls on a baking sheet.
  • Layer 1/2 of the cheese over the bottom of the rolls.
  • Add the ham on top of the cheese.
  • Place the pickles on top of the top.
  • Arrange the rest of the cheese over the pickles. Place the tops of the rolls over the cheese.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the butter and garlic powder. Brush the butter mixture over the tops of the rolls.
  • Cover the sandwiches with foil and bake for 10 minutes. 
  • Remove the foil and bake for an additional 8-10 minutes until sandwiches are golden brown and cheese is melted.
  • Sprinkle with parsley, and serve with mustard on the side.


Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 340mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 273mg | Iron: 1.9mg

This Cuban slider recipe is sponsored by Martin’s Famous Potato Rolls and Bread. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Dinner at the Zoo possible!

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  1. 5 stars
    Oh wow. These sliders sound so good! Its true, I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t love ham and cheese! Thanks for this recipe idea. Using garlic butter made these sliders stand out among other slider recipes!

  2. 5 stars
    Oh these look so good! I’m vegetarian so I might try them out without the ham. I love the idea of brushing the bread with garlic butter.

  3. Ahh this is so mouthwatering I can’t wait for summer. Plenty of parties and family gathering to look forward too that includes FOOD and games.

  4. You got yourself another BIG winner here, these Cuban sliders look delectable, and I so love swiss cheese, plus that garlic butter…wow, these will a HIT in my house

  5. 5 stars
    These look absolutely delicious! My family loves sliders so I need to give this recipe a try. I don’t think they will last long though!

  6. Sliders are such a fun party food. These Cuban sliders look like a fun twist on a classic sandwich. I like that you served the mustard on the side so people can add as little or as much as they like.

  7. Oh my word! My husband would absolutely love these! I am going to have to make a batch. Totally his kind of food!

  8. 5 stars
    These Cuban sliders would be a hit at our game day gathering. They look so good and the saltiness of the ham, bitterness of the Swiss cheese and the crunch of the pickle are a YUMMY combination.

  9. 5 stars
    This looks so good! I really could just devour them off the screen. I’d probably eat like 3 of them in one sitting.

  10. Oh now these sound like they would be right up my street, I have to admit I’ve not tried a cuban slider before, but hey now I can DIY one and give it a try!

  11. The Cuban was my husband’s favorite find when we vacationed in Florida one year. He makes them at home on a regular basis, but these sliders will put stars in his eyes! Thank you!

  12. I think sliders are all great in general. However, these have all the perfect flavors! What a tasty item for game day!

  13. If I made these and I would need them all myself. That would be very real possibility. So when I make these I’m going to make sure I’m going to a party.

  14. 5 stars
    I love Martin’s bread and rolls! They are my favorite, the flavor of the potato is so much better than the rest out there. These sound tasty!

  15. 5 stars
    This would make such a fabulous meal! I think everyone in my family would enjoy these. It’s been a while since I’ve had sliders.