Cuban Sandwiches and Soup for Hispanic Heritage Month

This post is sponsored by the Celebrate Hispanic Heritage promotion at Publix. The opinions and text are mine.

It’s Hispanic Heritage Month! I married into the most amazing Cuban family, and I have been introduced to so many amazing dishes that are as rich in tradition as they are in flavor. Over the years, my mother-in-law has shown me that Hispanic food is more than just a meal – It’s a connection to the past and an amazing way to celebrate with our family and community. 

Her favorite meals that she’s shown me how to make are the Cubano (the Cuban sandwich), Cuban chicken soup, and Arroz con Pollo. I love learning more about my Mother-in-law’s culture through food.

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, I wanted to share a few of my favorite Cuban recipes!

The crispy, gooey Cuban sandwich is super easy to make. It’s a combo of seasoned and roasted pork, deli ham, and Swiss cheese on Cuban bread. There’s also usually yellow mustard and pickles in there too! The flavors are so amazing. 

To add a little extra kick, we love using Sir Kensington’s Chipotle Mayonnaise; this sauce is such a good addition! You can also use a little bit of Hellmann’s Vegan Dressing on there, too! Both of these ingredients are on sale at Publix! See the list of offers at the end of this blog post. 

The key to a great Cuban sandwich is the press. You can use a Panini press grill, or you can also cook the sandwich using the weight of an iron skillet as the press. 

Another great recipe my Mother-in-law makes is Cuban chicken soup! My favorite way to eat it is with half of the Cuban sandwich. 

Cuban chicken soup is the ultimate comfort food. To make it, we love using Knorr Chicken Bouillon Zero Salt for an amazing flavor without the sodium. Visit to access print-at-home coupons and view other offers available through the Extra Savings “Hispanic Heritage” promotion at Publix.

Cuban chicken soup is very similar to the American version but has a lot more flavor. My mother-in-law always makes it for us when we’re sick, but now I just enjoy it on regular days too! We usually add whatever vegetables we have on hand, such as potatoes, onions, garlic, and carrots. Also, angel hair noodles are the best option for this soup. 

To properly end a good Cuban meal, you need a little Cuban coffee and ice cream, and we absolutely love Breyers Ice Cream. Breyers has such a great flavor, and it pairs so well with a café con leche!

Visit or head to your local Publix to grab the in-store 9/10 Extra Savings flyer to see a complete list of product savings included in the Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month promotion.

Look for the at-shelf signs located throughout the store which highlight the savings during the promotion, and if you don’t see the flyer in the kiosk at the store’s entrance, ask customer service for one!

Here is a list of some of the great promotions happening now: 

$1.50 OFF Any 1 Breyers Ice Cream 1.5-qt

$4 Sir Kensington’s Special Sauce or Chipotle Mayonnaise 12-oz your choice

$3.99 Hellmann’s Mayonnaise 24–30-oz your choice

2 for $6 Hellmann’s Mayonnaise, Spicy Mayonnaise or Vegan Dressing & Spread 11.5-oz your choice

$3.49 Knorr Chicken Bouillon Zero Salt 2.6-oz

$2 OFF Any 1 Eucerin Lotion or Q10 Face Cream 1.7–16.9-oz

$2 OFF Any 1 Nivea Body Wash or Lotion  6.7–20-oz

$1 OFF Any 1 BodyArmor Sports Drink 8-pk. 12-oz

$2 OFF Any 1 Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats 40 or 64-ct.

$4.99 Keebler Export Sodas Crackers 28-oz

If you don’t see the Extra Savings flyer in the kiosk at the store’s entrance, ask customer service for a flyer! The promotion runs now through 9/23 at Publix.