Italian Muffuletta Sandwich is a Sicilian sandwich that consists of a round loaf of Italian rustic bread filled with a mix of Italian meats and cheeses, fresh minced garlic, and dressed with a juicy olive salad. But I decided to make this irresistible muffuletta sandwich even easier!
This muffuletta sandwich is made with the same rustic round bread filled with a spread of olive tapenade, fire roasted red peppers, Italian salami, mortadella and provolone cheese. Then I topped it with some fresh arugula and cut into 4 wedges. This sandwich bursts with so much flavor, it was Soooooo good, it disappeared as soon as I put it down on the table.
The thickness of this sandwich will vary depending on how much cold cuts you stuff it with.
And it took less than 15 minutes to put it all together and serve.
I’m not one to make a homemade olive salad. Instead, I found it easier to make this hearty sandwich with a spread of a prepared olive tapenade you find at your local supermarket. It worked fantastic!
Then, for more flavor, I added some fire roasted red peppers and topped it with fresh arugula.
The olive tapenade is a mixture of olives already prepared and dressed in a marinade of tangy, garlicky vinaigrette. The olive salad is the key ingredient that gives this sandwich its intense flavors with every bite. And, the fire roasted red peppers along with the peppery flavor of the arugula compliment the rich cured meats in the sandwich.
My daughter Lizzie and my husband both said this sandwich was one of the best ones they have ever eaten!
It’s SO good, we couldn’t stop eating it!
The muffuletta sandwich (pronounced as ‘moo-foo-Le-ta’) got its popular name in Sicily; and it’s the actual name for this particular round loaf of Italian bread. Also, this sandwich is a classic in New Orleans, and gaining popularity up and down the east coast.
This is a very hearty sandwich and anyone who enjoys a super sub hero at times, will go bonkers for this one. A great sandwich to serve on game-nights!
Try this one for the upcoming Super Bowl night.
Also, I added a recipe for the olive salad if anyone is interested in making it homemade. Or, you can buy a mixture of olives from an olive bar at your local grocery store and chop it up for this sandwich. Either way, you’ll love it in the sandwich.
E’ delizioso! …Buon Appetito!
Italian Muffuletta Sandwich
- 1 round loaf Italian bread (5 or 6-inch diameter) (I used rosemary-olive oil flavor bread)
- 1 small container (7 ounce) mixed olive tapenade (I used Trader Joes)
- 1/4 (or 1/2) pound sliced salami
- 1/4 (or 1/2) pound sliced mortadella
- 1/4 (or 1/2) pound sliced provolone cheese
- 1/2 cup fire roasted red peppers
- 2 cups of loosely packed arugula
Recipe for Homemade Olive Salad
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 tsp. dried oregano
- 2 garlic cloves- finely chopped
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 10 large pitted green olives – chopped
- 1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives – chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped roasted bell peppers (about 2)
- 1/8 tsp. black pepper
Whisk together the first 4 ingredients. Stir in green olives, kalamata olives, roasted peppers and black pepper. Cover and chill until ready to serve.