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Italian Muffuletta Recipe

Italian Muffuletta Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients; set aside.
  • 2. Cut bread in half horizontally; carefully hollow out top and bottom, leaving a 1-in. shell (discard removed bread or save for another use).
  • 3. 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. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 559 calories, 34g fat (14g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 2241mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 31g protein.

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DevilsAngel666 User ID: 4918077 246861
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1558168 176020
Reviewed 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."

RGCook213 User ID: 6030948 178167
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2011

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

carrie carney User ID: 1551037 88562
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3353896 106155
Reviewed 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"

Karli Gorsline User ID: 2124025 176019
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2009

"This is a fantastic sandwich! Especially when you have to feed several people. I varied some of the ingredients to suit my family's tastes and used a sourdough boule and it was wonderful- I will use this recipe frequently!"

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