Active Time
20 MIN
Total Time
1 HR 15 MIN
Serves : 8
© Brian Doben

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a medium bowl, stir the pimento-stuffed olives with the giardiniera, capers and their respective liquids. Add the Calamata olives, garlic, shallot, oregano, parsley, thyme and crushed red pepper. Stir in the olive oil and let the mixture stand for 1 hour.

Step 2    

Open the Italian bread on a work surface. Spoon the olive salad on both sides of the bread and spread evenly. Arrange the mozzarella slices on the bottom half of the bread, then top with the capocollo, Genoa salami and mortadella. Arrange the provolone cheese on the top half of the bread, covering the olive salad completely. Carefully close the sandwich. Wrap the sandwich tightly in plastic and let stand for 30 minutes or up to 2 hours. Cut the sandwich into 8 pieces and serve peperoncini on the side.

Make Ahead

The recipe can be prepared through Step 1 and refrigerated for up to 2 days. The wrapped muffuletta can be kept at room temperature for 2 hours.

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Aggregate Rating value: 4

Review Count: 2608

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: @RedHelmet

Review Body: wow! this recipe was definitely a home run! lol my kids loved it! it was definitely worth the time and effort. 10/10 would recommend. (and my kids too (: lol!) 

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Date Published: 2016-06-16

Author Name: Bonnie Ullmann

Review Body: Made this for a picnic and received rave reviews from friends.  Bought fresh giardiniera from a local Italian restaurant.  This recipe is a keeper!

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-10-23

Author Name: jebady

Review Body: I couldn't find the giardiniera in my local store, so i just used some dill pickles.  Was delicious!

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Date Published: 2016-06-29

Author Name: Lindy5454

Review Body: This is THE best recipe!  Not only do we use the mix on sandwiches, but have begun using it instead of salsa for almost anything.  A classic worthy of inclusion in the family recipe notebook.

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Date Published: 2017-03-31

Author Name: RazielT

Review Body: Looks very unhealthy.... too much cheese and oil.

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Date Published: 2016-06-19