Muffuletta Pasta Recipe
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Muffuletta Pasta Recipe

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A friend gave me this recipe when she learned that I love muffuletta sandwiches. Very rich and filling, this easy skillet supper goes together quickly on a busy weeknight. Serve with some cheesy garlic bread. —Jan Hollingsworth, Houston, Mississippi
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) bow tie pasta
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons plus 1/4 cup butter, divided
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 package (16 ounces) cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 jar (12.36 ounces) tapenade or ripe olive bruschetta topping, drained
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Italian cheese blend

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 739 calories, 48 g fat (21 g saturated fat), 119 mg cholesterol, 1,638 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 27 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute onions in 2 teaspoons butter until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the ham, tapenade and pepperoni; saute 2 minutes longer.
  2. Cube remaining butter; stir butter and cream into skillet. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3 minutes.
  3. Drain pasta; toss with ham mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Muffuletta Pasta in Simple & Delicious March/April 2009, p37

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 739 calories, 48 g fat (21 g saturated fat), 119 mg cholesterol, 1,638 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 27 g protein.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

Reviews for Muffuletta Pasta

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Reviewed Sep. 23, 2014

"I am not an olive lover, but I love the muffaletta mix. This recipe is delicious and definitely would make a good company dish along with a salad and garlic bread. I used mini penne pasta instead of the bow ties. Costco has the best muffaletta mix"

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Reviewed Jan. 26, 2012

"YUM! I could not find the tapenade and then I found an equivalent and it was $7 so I made my own (green olives, garlic, parsley and olive oil). It was super yummy!"

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Reviewed Oct. 12, 2011

"Really good pasta. My husband loved it. Tasted like a muffuletta, definitely will be making it again. This recipe cuts in half well."

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Reviewed May. 16, 2011

"OK - I will try this recipe again and I will follow the suggestion of the other reviewer and make my own mixture of olives and possibly red peppers. I used purchased tapenade and it was really really bad but all of the other flavors were very nice. I gave this recipe a 3 out of 5 just because I'm sure there is someone out there who would enjoy it with pre made tapenade. Like I said, I will try this one more time but this batch went down the garbage disposal."

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Reviewed Jun. 1, 2009

"I absolutely LOVED this recipe, although I did have to make a few changes based on what I had on hand. I used salami rather than pepperoni and yellow onion instead of green onions. Also, since I don't like tapenade anyway, I used a mixture of green and ripe black olives, and roasted peppers. It turned out great and I can't wait to start on the leftovers! Delicious!!"

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