New Orleans Classic Muffuletta Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
4 hrs 15 mins
This New Orleans Classic Muffuletta Sandwich is perfect for feeding a crowd. Best if made the day before, it's a great way to celebrate Mardi Gras!
Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: muffuletta
Servings: 8
Calories: 508 kcal
Author: The Suburban Soapbox
  • 3/4 cup pitted green olives I used canned California Ripe Olives
  • 1 cup giardiniera
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large muffuletta style roll
  • 1/3 pound thinly sliced soppressata sweet or hot, your choice
  • 1/3 pound thinly sliced capicola
  • 1/3 pound thinly sliced salami
  • 1/3 pound thinly sliced mortadella
  • 1/3 pound thinly sliced provolone cheese
  • 1 cup baby arugula
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet peppadew peppers or sweet cherry peppers, seeded
  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the olives and giardiniera. Pulse until pieces are approximately 1/4 inch in size.
  2. Transfer the olive mixture to a bowl. Stir in the red wine vinegar and olive oil. Set aside. (Olive salad can be made up to 24 hours in advance.)
  3. Split the bread in half lengthwise and spread the cut sides with the olive mixture.
  4. Layer the soppressata on the bottom half of the roll followed by the capicola, then salami, the mortadella and provolone. Arrange the arugula and the peppers on top of the provolone. Place the top of the roll on the sandwich and wrap tightly with plastic wrap.
  5. Transfer the sandwich to the refrigerator and allow to rest for 1 hour or overnight.
  6. To serve, cut the sandwich into 4 equal wedges.
Recipe Notes

For best results, allow the sandwich to rest overnight.

Nutrition Facts
New Orleans Classic Muffuletta Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 508 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Fat 42g65%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 2629mg114%
Potassium 222mg6%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 400IU8%
Vitamin C 10.6mg13%
Calcium 169mg17%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.