Muffaletta Sandwich

A New Orleans classic – muffaletta is a sandwich made with a round loaf of bread and layered with deli meats and cheese, marinated olives and roasted bell peppers. Substitute a long Italian loaf, if desired.

Serves: 8
20 mins Prep time 40 mins Cook time
20 mins Prep time
40 mins Cook time
  • Place bell peppers in large resealable plastic bag. Add 1/2 cup of the marinade; turn to coat well. Refrigerate 30 minutes or longer for extra flavor. Remove bell peppers from marinade, reserving marinade.

  • Broil 6 to 8 minutes or until bell peppers are tender, turning occasionally and brushing with reserved marinade. Cut into thin slices.

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix olives and remaining 1/4 cup marinade in small bowl. Cut 1-inch slice off top of bread; reserve. Remove inside of bread, leaving 3/4-inch shell. Place 1/2 of the olive mixture in bread shell. Layer with meat, peppers, cheese and remaining olive mixture. Replace top of bread. Wrap in foil.

  • Bake 30 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove from heat. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting into wedges.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 347Calories: 347Cholesterol: 47mg
  • Sodium: 1908mgProtein: 18g
  • Total Fat: 19gFiber: 2g
  • Carbohydrate: 26g