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Sandwich de Mezcla

Sandwich de Mezcla is the perfect party food! Filled with a tangy spread made with ham, cheese and pimiento. These Puerto Rican sandwiches are a tasty snack!

White plate piled with Puerto Rican sandwiches de mezcla

These little sandwich de mezcla are a definite party food!

They show up at birthdays, the Super Bowl and holidays along with other Puerto Rican foods like Flancocho and Sorullitos.

Mezcla means mix or mixture. These are sometimes called sandwichitos (little sandwiches) since they’re cut in half or quarters for serving like a tea sandwich.

The mixture here is a yummy cheese spread that’s pretty similar to southern pimento cheese.

No, these are not healthy. They’re filled with processed ingredients and I love every excessive calorie!

Ingredients for sandwich de mezcla: bread, spam, pimientos, cheez whiz, cream cheese and food processor

Ingredients for Sandwich de Mezcla

  • Cheese dip – the brand I use is Cheez Whiz. Tostitos also makes cheese dip. You can usually find this in the chip or snack aisle of the grocery store.
  • Cream cheese – adds the perfect tang and thickness to the filling!
  • Pimientos – They can be diced or whole. They’re sometimes called “fancy pimientos” or “sweet peppers.” They are NOT roasted.
  • Potted luncheon meat – aka SPAM or Tulip Jamonilla. After living in Hawaii I am a huge Spam fan! I like the low sodium version since all these ingredients contain a lot of salt.
  • Sandwich bread – you can use any kind of bread you like, but I go with classic white. If you plan on trimming the crusts, get the flat top bread, not split top.

Overhead shot of food processor with cream cheese, pimientos, cheez whiz and SPAM ready to be blended

How to Make Mezcla Sandwich

They’re so easy to make!

  1. Prep: For easier processing, dice the ham and cube the cream cheese before blending.
  2. Blend: All of the filling ingredients go into a blender or food processor and are blended until smooth. Save the liquid from the pimientos! If the mixture is too thick you can thin it out with the juice. Plus, the juice has tons of flavor!
  3. Spread: Add as much or how little you want to add to your sandwiches. I don’t like to go too crazy, but I don’t like to be skimpy either.
  4. Cut: I’m the fancy girl who cuts off the crusts. It makes it more festive! You can leave the crust on if you like, but don’t forget to cut into quarters.

6 slices of white bread spread with sandwich de mezcla filling

These sandwiches are so quick to prepare I can have this done and tembleque in the fridge for dessert in less than 15 minutes!

If preparing these for a party, you can make the filling ahead of time and store in the refrigerator.

You can also assemble the sandwiches ahead of time, but they’ll start to get soggy after a day.

Platter of Sandwich de Mezcla


Sunday 2nd of April 2023

My aunt is to make this but she order the bread from the bakery and she colored the bread she use ham cheese and dip in milk with the food coloring she put it on the fridge or freezer that’s a long process different color of the milk at the end she rolled it up with Spanish olives at the end the bread has to be removed the end you can omit the olives and mixed with the ham cheese in the blender

Rosemary Figueroa

Friday 21st of January 2022

This recipe brings memories from when I was a kid. My mother used the Cheese Whiz brand and Spam, the pimientos olives and milk to thin the mix. The first thing to go in our parties. Delicious!!

Adrienne DeJesus

Saturday 14th of August 2021

I'm sorry but you need the original recipe. This was first made with ingredients that were part of the products given to needy families in Puert Rico. Spam Butter Red pimentos Add a little milk if you like it smoother. I add a small garlic clove. Much later the cheese spread was substituted the butter. I go with the original!