This post has been sponsored by Smithfield. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Sick of the same ol’ same ol’ party appetizers? Then you need to make this Cuban sandwich-inspired dip now. With Swiss cheese, Smithfield Anytime Favorites Hickory Smoked Diced Ham, Pickles, and Mustard, this dip has all the rich flavors of a Cuban sandwich but can be made in a flash.
Having recently moved to Atlanta, I've had a blast discovering all the amazing food here. In particular, I've found some great Cuban restaurants! Little hole in the wall places cranking out pressed Cuban sandwiches the size of your head all day long. Delicious, but not really anything I'd be willing to make at home.
That's why I love this dip so much. It's so rich, but it's unique! And it is roughly 1,000% easier to make than the sandwiches from my local haunts.
Speaking of discoveries, another great find for me has been Kroger. You never think about these things when you are moving. You think about where you'll live, where you might go out to dinner, and where you'll find parking, but I didn't even think about where I'd buy groceries until I got in my car and needed food.
Thankfully, my father pointed me to the Kroger just up the street. I was so thrilled with their selection. It seems like it's becoming harder and harder to find a store where you can buy everything you need in one place, but this Kroger nails it in that department. They even have cookware!
Bonus: you can shop this recipe directly from my post and have all the ingredients added to your shopping cart at Kroger. Super cool.
One downside of a new store, no matter how much you love it, is finding all of your favorite things inside of it! You can find the Smithfield Anytime Favorites Hickory Smoked Diced Ham called for in this Cuban sandwich dip recipe back by the meat department where the lunch meats and bacon live.
Okay, so let's assume you've secured the ham and other ingredients you need from your local Kroger. You're ready to cook!
How to make Cuban Sandwich Dip
It couldn't be any easier to make this ham and pickle dip with Swiss cheese and mustard. Just toss everything into a large bowl, and mix it all up! Then, bake it until it's hot and bubbly and serve with your favorite pita chips.
Sure, it's not one of your classic Cuban appetizers, but it's Cuban-inspired and oh-so easy to throw together.
My family went crazy over this dip, even if there was a little bit of initial trepidation when seeing the mustard color of it.
But then, as the smell of it filled the house as it baked, people started lingering in the kitchen, wondering what this amazing thing in the oven was going to taste like.
And I'll tell ya, it's better than any of us even dreamed it could be. I mean, just look at that cheese pull.
look at it.
Are you ready to take the dive and make this awesome party appetizer yet???
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Cuban Sandwich Dip
- 8 ounces Smithfield Anytime Favorites Hickory Smoked
Diced Ham / Hickory Smoked Diced Ham
- 8 ounces Cream Cheese
- 8 ounces Swiss cheese bought in a block, then hand shredded
- 3 Tablespoons Bread and Butter Pickles diced
- 3 Tablespoons Yellow Mustard
- 3 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients, making sure the cream cheese is completely integrated with the mustard and there are no chunks of it remaining.
- Spread the mix into an oven safe/ broiler safe dish.
- Bake for 27 minutes. Then turn the oven onto broil, and broil for 3 minutes on high, or until top of dip starts to brown.