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Muffaletta Pizza Recipe

Muffaletta Pizza with all the flavors of the famous New Orleans sandwich on a chewy, homemade pizza dough. Lots of meat, lots of olives, some provolone, garlic, roasted red peppers, and chopped artichoke hearts. This is one easy and delicious pizza!

Slice of Muffaletta Pizza.

There’s not really a sauce on this pizza but there is plenty of flavor from the olive mixture that gets spread on the dough. It includes olive oil, red wine vinegar, and garlic.

What Is A Muffaletta Made Of?

A Muffaletta is a famous New Orleans Sandwich made on a round loaf of Italian bread. It contains various meats and cheeses usually including ham, mortadella, salami, and provolone.

Whole pizza and a bowl of olive salad.

Olive Salad

The signature part of a muffaletta is the olive salad and it is what makes this muffaletta pizza recipe outstanding. You’ll spread some of it directly on the pizza dough and then add some more as a topping. If possible, make the olive salad a day in advance so the flavors have time to marry.

Pizza Dough

You will need about 1 pound of fresh pizza dough for this recipe. Either make some yourself or buy some at the grocery store. Most grocery stores have started carrying pizza dough. You can usually find it in a refrigerator in the deli section.

Slice of Muffaletta Pizza.

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Muffaletta Pizza Recipe

Muffaletta Pizza with all the flavors of the famous New Orleans sandwich on a chewy, homemade pizza dough. Lots of meat, lots of olives, some provolone, garlic, roasted red peppers, and chopped artichoke hearts.  
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
TOTAL: 30 minutes


Olive Salad

  • 1/2 cup mixed chopped olives
  • 1/4 cup chopped roasted red peppers
  • 1/4 cup chopped marinated artichoke hearts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano


  • 1 pound fresh pizza dough
  • 2/3 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 3 slices Provolone cheese cut into strips
  • 3 slices salami cut into strips
  • 3 slices Mortadella cut into strips
  • 3 slices Capicolla Prosciutto, or smoked ham, cut into strips


  • Mix all ingredients for olive salad. Refrigerate until needed.
  • You will need to make your pizza dough a day in advance, refrigerate it and bring it to room temperature for 90 minutes. You will want a ball of dough that is about 8 ounces for each pizza.
  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees or as hot as it will go with a pizza stone in the oven.
  • Use your fingers to press the disk of dough out some and then let it rest for 5 minutes before proceeding. If it gets to where it doesn't want to stretch anymore, let it rest a few minutes.
  • Spread about 1/4 cup of olive mixture on pizza dough, being sure to get as much of the liquid as possible. It will flavor the dough and take the place of a sauce.
  • Sprinkle 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella on top.
  • Scatter sliced provolone cheese and meat on top.
  • Finish with about another 1/4 cup olive salad sprinkled on top.
  • Use a paddle to transfer pizza to pizza stone and cook until cheese is melted and crust is brown, about 5 -10 minutes depending on how hot your oven is.


You can use homemade or store-bought pizza dough for this recipe.
Nutritional info is provided as an estimate only and will vary based on brands or products used.


Calories: 555kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 1783mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 526IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 223mg | Iron: 4mg
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: muffaletta, pizza

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Originally posted December 9, 2014.

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13 thoughts on “Muffaletta Pizza Recipe”

  1. george johnson

    So what is the identifying features/attributes of “muffaletta” Italian dishes? Is it the addition of provolone cheese or the particular selection of meats like Mortadella, Capicolla, Salami?

    1. Derek Williamson

      A muffaletta is a sandwich, so I think it’s a combination of all of the ingredients of that sandwich. The olive spread stands out as the most important requirement to me, whereas I think there is some flexability in the specific meats and cheeses, In a traditional muffaletta, the bread is very specific too, but I think the toppings work great on a pizza base like this as well.

  2. Christin,
    OMG was this an awesome pizza. I love the sandwich so when I saw that you turned it into a pizza just had to try it. I have a Big Green Egg and always do my pizza on it but here in Wisconsin it was 6 below so I did it on my cast iron pizza pan in the oven. It was a big hit for my husband and self. Thanks again for this idea.

  3. I looked at some muffuletta sandwich recipes, but they were more work than I wanted to do right now and this seemed like a good substitution. It was easy and tasty. Thanks!

  4. Renee@Two in the Kitchen

    I am a huge fan of olives so this pizza is right up my alley! It looks delicious!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Jess @ On Sugar Mountain

    This homemade pizza looks so cheesy and comforting! I’ve never had a muffaletta sandwich BUT it looks like it translates into a delicious pizza! ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Muffaletta pizza is genius! That video definitely sounds like it’s worth watching because the dough/crust looks wonderful. That thai-style pizza sounds really good, too! The best part of making pizza at home is the wonderful combinations you can dream up.

  7. Yay for rocking the pizza dough! Will definitely have to watch the video because this pizza looks phenomenal! Love the New Orleans sandwich flavor in here!

  8. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    This pizza looks amazing, Christin! Muffalettas are one of my favorite sandwiches, so this pizza sounds so good! What a fun combination!

  9. Sarah@WholeandHeavenlyOven

    This pizza is pretty much the most genius thing I’ve ever seen. Seriously, you are SO creative, Christin! Can I have some of your super-awesome inspiration?! Along with a slice or 10 of this pizza?! ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. Olivia - Primavera Kitchen

    OMG… this pizza with all the flavors of the New Orleans sandwich is killing me!! This looks so delicious and also chewy!! Pinned!!

  11. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    I am a pizza lover so I love seeing new recipes! Can’t wait to try this!

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