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 per serving 545 kcal
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

  1. 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

  1. Heat a skillet or large frying pan over a medium flame.
  2. 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.

  3. Cook both sides until outside crisp and cheese has melted.
  4. Repeat with remaining tortillas.

Recipe Notes

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.



Nutrition Facts
Cuban Quesadilla
Amount Per Serving
Calories 545 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 18g90%
Cholesterol 131mg44%
Sodium 2341mg98%
Potassium 588mg17%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 43g86%
Vitamin A 595IU12%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 712mg71%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.