Cuban Pizza

caban pizza

Have you tried my Roast Pork with Black Beans and Yellow rice yet? No? Shame on you..I don’t want to be your friend anymore( Yeah, I am at home with sick kids and a sick self, so I am feeling a bit childish!)
Well if you did make it you probably had some left over pork. And here is an interesting way to use it up.
So you know my husband, the one who cant boil water, the one who doesn’t even grill?? Uh Huh, that’s the one. He said many moons ago he ate “Cuban Pizza” at a baseball game. Well it sounded totally disgusting me me. But I will give anything a try once(ok, well maybe not anything, but you get the picture). not the people..the sandwich is another Tampa food. The Wikipedia definition is… a sandwich created by Cuban workers, either in Cuba or in the immigrant community of Ybor City in Tampa Florida. Later, Cubans brought it to other communities in southern Florida, particularly Key West and Miami where it is very popular. The sandwich is made with ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, mustard, and sometimes salami on Cuban bread.
So Cuban Pizza it was and I just so happened to pick up some pizza dough from the bakery, so I was ready to go.
Let me tell you how wrong it felt spreading mustard over a pizza dough! I was actually grossed out. But with an open mind, I continued……
1 Pizza dough
A bunch of Mozzarella and some Swiss cheese
Dill Pickles
Left Over shredded Roast Pork
Adobo Seasoning
Preheat your oven to 500 and put your pizza stone on the bottom rack. Preheat for a good 30 minutes.
Roll out your pizza dough.
Spread is with a nice helping of mustard( I know I know..just trust me on this one)
Cover it with the mozzarella and Swiss cheese
Put on the pork and pickles
Sprinkle with a bit of Adobo Seasoning.
Bake in the over for about 6-8 minutes or until the crust is browned.
DAMN IT, my husband was right(again), it was delicious!!!!


  1. 1

    I love cubans! And now a pizza with the same toppings! THANK YOU!

    I just found your blog and love it.

  2. 2

    We’ve made a lot of different variations of pizza but this one is definitely a new one for me. Looks amazing as usual!

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    The Blonde Duck says:

    It sounds wonderful to me! I’m glad you gave it a shot!

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    William Wilson aka William "the Clothier" says:

    OK, now I’ve seen it all. When I saw the pics I was like, “This pizza bad bacon and pickles on it!” I was oddly excited, yet intrigued. Thanks for the history of the Cuban sandwich, I’d never heard of it before. This is something I MAY try one day. Though I’m trying to eat less bread and get “The body of the clothier” right. Gald to see you back among the world of the bloggers.
    William the Clothier

  5. 5

    hat sounds so crazy and good. I know my husband would love it.

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    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer says:

    How fun is this combination – Sure beats the plain boring pepperoni!!

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    OK, you have my complete attention on this one. I am so loving this pizza. When I read the title in my google reader you know what I said out loud? “oh no she didn’t!” LOL This looks crazy good woman!

  8. 8

    I love cuban sandwiches so this looks delicious to me. I am home with a sick child today too….making me spend too much time on facebook.

  9. 9

    We posted pizza today too! A pizza party! Yours looks great. I am sure my hubby will want to make this one next!

  10. 10

    hmmm, I don’t know about this one….

  11. 11

    Cubans are my favorite, And pair it with pizza and OMG! Terrific! Very original!

  12. 12

    I love Pizza Les, but I gotta tell ya, I am a veggie girl, Hubby would love this though!

    Just a quickie note.. My 18 year old vegetarian daughter (her choice since she was six) just told me this weekend that she started eating meat since she began college this past Aug. I had to laugh because she thought I would be mad. OMGOSH, so out of left field. WOW!

  13. 13

    This sounds excellent! I’m always willing to try new flavor combinations on pizza (I love sweet sausage and pineapple), and you’ve just given me some great inspiration!

  14. 14

    Hey, thanks for answering my question the other day. Your pizza looks delicious!

  15. 15

    looks like another winner from you… happy valentine's day to you & hubby, Les… ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. 16

    Thanks I love trying things that sound crazy, they always end up tasting the best! Are these dill pickles?

  17. 17

    oooh, what a good looking pizza you’ve got there! ๐Ÿ™‚ happy valentine’s day x

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    I could eat pizza every day, nice pictures! Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

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    thebrunettebaker says:

    This sounds so interesting!! One of our favs is a BBQ Chicken pizza, using grilled bbq chix brsts, red onion, fresh jalapenos and colby/jack cheese.
    Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope you all start feeling better soon.

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    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    And so? Did you liked it? It actually looks delicious Leslie, mustard and all!

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    The Food Hunter says:

    What a great idea. Pizza looks delicious.

  22. 22

    This cuban pizza sounds really good!

  23. 23

    What a great idea! I’ve made cuban quesadillas before with good success, I must try this recipe soon!

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    Alyssa Goodnight says:

    This does sound mighty good–despite the mustard and pickles. But that’s how I eat my hotdogs, so maybe I’ll be fine with it on a pizza.

    I think I need to try a Cuban sandwich. And I was watching Burn Notice this week and they mentioned Cuban pastries–what are those???

  25. 25

    We love to make homemade pizza and this looks great, I would have never thought to put pickles on a pizza. Great idea and great looking pizza.

  26. 26

    umm yummy

  27. 27

    What a delicious idea!!

  28. 28

    It would feel weird putting mustard on a pizza dough…but I LOVE cubans so I know I would love this pizza!!
    Great pics!

  29. 29

    This sounds like an interesting combination but I bet it is absolutely tasty. Great recipe, Leslie!

  30. 30

    I actually have pork in the crockpot as we speak that I know will yield enough leftovers for this. Very cool. I hope you get to feeling better soon!

  31. 31

    This is a great idea. I love creative pizzas made with leftovers… often better than the first time around!

  32. 32

    i wanna be sick too if i have to eat good pizza like this ๐Ÿ™‚ and drink lots of beer hahahah!! ok ok i’ll definitely try your pork and yellow rice hehehe


  33. 33

    I just recently had my first cuban sandwich and I loved it. I am sure this pizza would taste great – it looks fantastic.

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    My Sweet & Saucy says:

    Wow, those photos are so tempting! I think your pizza has my cupcakes beat =)

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    YUM! That looks so very good, and what a great use for leftovers!

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    Scarlet O'Kara says:

    I just pulled this pizza out of the oven and it is almost already gone! My entire extended family is over and they are singing your praises! When I first told them what I was making, there was alot of weird looks and under-the-breath comments…but this is a new favorite for the Scarlet O’Kara Family!

    Thank you so much for posting this recipe.

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    I must say that I was skeptical at first but this pizza is AMAZING! The only thing I did different was to caramelize some onions with the adobo seasoning and add it as a topping as well. Wow! Everyone in the family loved it and we will absolutely make it again. We made a traditional loaded pizza as well, and this one was gone before 1/3 of the traditional. We often slow roast pork shoulders or boston butts and are always looking for new ways to use the leftovers. This is the best way yet by far! Thanks!

  38. 38

    Thank you so very much for letting me know you tried and loved my pizza creation! It is one of my favorites to make

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    I was made this for tea party tonight, and it was delicious! I was a little nervous it wouldn't have enough depth of flavor, but it turned out scrumptious. even my friends liked it. I'm trying to do several snakes for our tea party, so I really appreciate easy, cuban pizza. thank you for shearing your post.