Total Time
57mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 12 mins

Signor Lupo Salvadore established Central Grocery in New Orleans, LA and is credited with the creation of the muffaletta. Then there is the counter-claim that Bartolomeo Perrone, owner of Progress Grocery, invented the muffaleta. Either way, the sandwich is incredible.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. To make the olive salad: combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl; stir well to combine; cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours to allow flavors to blend.
  2. Bring to room temperature before using.
  3. To make the oregano onions: separate onion rings and place in a mixing bowl, add in remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 1-2 hours.
  5. To make the sandwich: all ingredients should be brought to room temperature before assembling the sandwich.
  6. Preheat oven to 350°.
  7. Slice the loaf of muffaletta bread in half horizontally; place bread on a baking sheet and heat in the oven for 5 minutes or until lightly toasted.
  8. Remove bread from oven; evenly distribute slices of mozzarella cheese on the top half and evenly distribute slices of provolone cheese on the bottom half.
  9. Return the bread to the oven and bake 5-7 minutes or until the cheese is softened but not melted; remove from oven.
  10. On the bottom half, layer the meats, beginning with the Genoa, then the mortadella, the capicolla, and finally the ham.
  11. Press down lightly on the meats to creat a level surface and spoon on the olive salad.
  12. Add oregano onions and drizzle with olive oil, if desired.
  13. Cover with top half of bread; slice into quarters and serve immediately.
Most Helpful

I used this recipes as a base since I had ham, turkey, and provolone cheese only. I bought an olive salad blend at the deli counter and added the rest of ingred. The marinated onions were a nice addition. I served at a Teacher's luncheon and they went fast. Thanks NurseDi, for posting. Roxygirl

Roxygirl in Colorado May 04, 2007

This is as close to the real deal as you can get in my opinion. This is a must make for any Mardi Gras party.

SLColman November 05, 2006