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Italian Muffuletta

I first made this hearty sandwich for my husband, friends and family who were helping to build our deck. It was a big hit, and I’ve made it several times since then. —Dana Schmitt, Ames, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2/3 cup pimiento-stuffed olives, chopped
  • 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives
  • 6 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) Italian bread
  • 1/2 pound sliced deli turkey
  • 1/4 pound sliced Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 pound thinly sliced hard salami
  • 1/4 pound sliced provolone cheese
  • 1/4 pound thinly sliced bologna


  • In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients; set aside.
  • Cut bread in half horizontally; carefully hollow out top and bottom, leaving a 1-in. shell (discard removed bread or save for another use).
  • Spoon half of olive mixture over bottom half of bread. Layer with turkey, Swiss cheese, salami, provolone cheese, bologna and remaining olive mixture. Replace bread top. Cut into six wedges.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 542 calories, 32g fat (12g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 2078mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 31g protein.

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  • R
    May 19, 2020

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  • DevilsAngel666
    Apr 10, 2016

    Bob Tanner, stop giving every recipe 1 star if you have never tried it. Not everyone is a sodium nazi like you, try something first before you give it 1 star. And if you have a problem with it there's many ways YOU can adjust the sodium content of a recipe.

  • KiskiCook
    Dec 20, 2013

    I made this sandwich for a Lord of the Rings movie marathon and it was gone in minutes! Everyone raved about how "hobbit-worthy" it was! By popular request, I'll be making it again for our holiday board game extravaganza this weekend. My husband is not a fan of green olives, so I substitute black olives mixed with a few drops of olive oil and white balsamic vinegar (dark balsamic vinegar soaks into the bread and makes it look unappetizing). I also make this ahead of time, wrap it in plastic, and refrigerate with something heavy sitting on top of it to smash it all together.

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    May 18, 2013

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    Nov 27, 2012

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    Feb 28, 2012

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  • RGCook213
    Jul 21, 2011

    Delicious! This was quick, easy and my whole family loved it.

  • LauraleeJR
    Jul 13, 2011

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  • carrie carney
    Jul 12, 2010

    This was easy to make and delicious. I substitued ham for the bologna and pepperoni for the salami. I also made the spread up a day ahead of time and it was fine. Hubby loved it!

  • dlvspo
    Jun 29, 2009

    These are also great made on a french bread and sliced into smaller bite sized sandwiches with a fancy toothpick.Darlene Vallon