Muffaletta Sandwich
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Muffaletta Sandwich

The Muffaletta Sandwich is a delicious New Orleans sandwich filled with olive salad, cheese, and a variety of meats all on a loaf of Italian bread. Typically the Muffaletta includes ham, salami, mortadella, and capicola. It's similar to an Italian sub and amazingly delicious!
Course Sandwich
Cuisine Southern
Keyword Mardi Gras
Prep Time 10 minutes
Refrigerate 2 hours
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8


  • 1 (10-inch) loaf round Italian bread
  • 1 cup olive salad
  • 1/4 pound provolone cheese
  • 1/4 pound ham
  • 1/4 pound capicola
  • 1/4 pound Genoa salami
  • 1/4 pound mortadella


  • Cut the top of the bread off so that the bottom half is a little thicker than the top. Remove a little of the bread from the center to hollow the bottom piece out some and make plenty of room.
  • Spread about 1/3 cup of olive salad on the bottom piece.
  • Layer the cheese and meats on top.
  • Spread the remaining olive salad on top. Drizzle any oil from the olive salad on the underside of the top piece of bread.
  • Place the top piece of bread on top and press down gently. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 to 4 hours before serving.


Homemade olive salad is best. I like to use this olive salad recipe.