Lunch

Muffaletta

The classic New Orleans sandwich stuffed with deli meats, cheese, and a lively olive salad is make-ahead easy and always a hit.

Yields

8 - 8 serving

Total Time

Cook Time

Ingredients

  • 1 c. pitted kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1 c. pimiento-stuffed green olives, sliced
  • 1/2 c. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. minced shallots
  • 2 tbsp. chopped celery
  • 2 tbsp. chopped parsley
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 (8"–9") loaf crusty round bread
  • 1 c. baby arugula leaves
  • 4 oz. thinly sliced salami
  • 4 oz. thinly sliced capicola
  • 4 oz. thinly sliced mortadella
  • 4 oz. thinly sliced fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 4 oz. thinly sliced Provolone cheese

Instructions

Heat oven to 350°F. Mix olives, olive oil, shallots, celery, parsley, garlic, and pepper. Cut bread in half horizontally; remove enough of soft bread from bottom half to make room for fillings. Fill bottom half of bread with half of olive mixture; top with layers of arugula, meats, and cheeses.

Top with remaining olive mixture. Replace top half of bread; wrap sandwich in foil. Bake muffaletta until warmed throughout and cheese is melted, 20–30 min. Sandwich can also be served at room temp.; let stand at least 1 hr. for flavors to blend.

This recipe originally appeared in our print magazine.

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