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Cuban Quesadillas | Mommy's Home Cooking

Cuban Quesadilla

These Cuban Quesadillas are ridiculously easy to make, delicious, and bursting with flavor!  Perfect for an easy, NO-FUSS meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword cuban, pork, quesadillas
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 545kcal
Author Oriana Romero


  • 4 flour tortillas or wheat tortillas (fajita size)
  • 1 - 2 cups Cacique Manchego, shredded, (divided) (or more to taste)
  • 4 slices dill pickles
  • 2 cups Cuban pulled pork, (divided) (see notes)
  • 4 slices thick-cut ham (divided)
  • 4 teaspoons yellow mustard (divided)


Make the Cuban Pulled Pork

  • Prepare the Cuban Pulled Pork following the recipe here. You can make this in advance. Slow cooker and pressure cooker instructions included. 

Make the Cuban Quesadillas

  • Heat a skillet or large frying pan over a medium flame.
  • Place a flour tortilla in the center of the hot skillet, add 2 tablespoons cheese in one-half of the tortilla. Top cheese with 1 pickle slice, 1/2 cup pulled pork, and ham. Evenly spread 1 teaspoon mustard over the ham. Top with 2 more tablespoons of cheese. Fold one side of the tortilla to the opposite end.
  • Cook both sides until outside crisp and cheese has melted.
  • Repeat with remaining tortillas.


You can also use sliced roasted pork from the deli, if desired. Use 4- 5 slices per quesadilla. 
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Please note that nutritional information is a rough estimate and it can vary depending on the products used.


Calories: 545kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 2341mg | Potassium: 588mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 595IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 712mg | Iron: 2.5mg