Chef Chuck's Muffaletta


The muffaletta, is an Italian sandwich, originating in New Orleans in 1906, by a Sicilian immigrant. It is a medley of ham, salami, mortadella, provolone and the olive spread. A Mediterrean olive spread is what the muffaletta is all about. The olive spread can also be served as an appetizer with focaccia, crackers or vegetables. This is a substantial sandwich for any large gathering.

1 round crusty Italian bread
1/4 pound ham, thinly sliced
1/4 pound salami, thinly sliced
1/4 pound mortadella, thinly sliced
1/4 pound provolone, thinly sliced
roasted red bell peppers
slices of onion
1 cup olive spread

Caviale di olive

1/2 cup black olives
1/2 cup green olives, pimento stuffed
1/2 cup capers, drained
1 tablespoon garlic, crushed
1/4 cup organic tomatoes
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 cup olive oil

In food processor combine all ingredients, slowly drizzle olive oil in.

Cut bread in half, layer meats, cheese, peppers, and onions on one half. Spread olive mixture on top half of bread put together, cut carefully.
This recipe is for half of an 8 inch round loaf of bread.
Serves 2 very hungry people.


  1. Oh so fabulous! Now, I am not much of a beer drinker, but this looks like it would be wonderful with a big 'ol frosty mug or two! Janet

  2. Hi LaDue, I agree a cold one would do!

  3. I have always wanted to try to make this. It looks so gorgeous all piled up on those thick slices of bread.

  4. Hi Bridgett, I know you would like this sandwich!

  5. This look really tasty Chuck - love the flavors.

    The crab cakes down below look great too.