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Italian Muffuletta

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

6 servings

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
Italian Muffuletta Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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.

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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