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Mini Muffuletta

People love these hearty little sandwich wedges. The recipe is great for a party and can be made the day before.—Gareth Craner, Minden, Nevada
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    3 dozen


  • 1 cup pimiento-stuffed olives, drained and chopped
  • 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 6 French rolls, split
  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced hard salami
  • 1/4 pound sliced provolone cheese
  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced cotto salami
  • 1/4 pound sliced part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • In a large bowl, combine the first 8 ingredients; set aside. Hollow out tops and bottoms of rolls, leaving 3/4-in. shells (discard removed bread or save for another use).
  • Spread olive mixture over tops and bottoms of rolls. On roll bottoms, layer with hard salami, provolone cheese, cotto salami and mozzarella cheese. Replace tops.
  • Wrap tightly. Refrigerate overnight. Cut each into 6 wedges; secure with toothpicks.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 119 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 537mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.

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  • R M.F.
    Jan 9, 2021

    I really enjoyed these alot! I made them for a New Years Eve treat. The left overs held in the refrigerator great, I had them for lunch a few days. I did cheat a little and I used a balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing instead of the balsamic vinegar and also left out the redwine vinegar and oil. It turned out yummy. Thank you for this recipe. I wish you could post pics on this site, they looked great too.

  • Karen
    Feb 17, 2020

    The type/size of bread is not mentioned in the ingredients or instructions. It says it makes 3 dozen but I am not sure what type/size loaf of bread to use?

  • tinafizz
    Sep 8, 2014

    I love this recipe! I have been making it for a few years now and always get many compliments! The only change I made is that I don't add the Mozzarella. I think the provolone cheese is enough.

  • fireside335
    Dec 27, 2012

    I've made a similar recipe out of a large round of bread. I love the idea of smaller bites!! I also place a heavy pan or dishes on top of them to "press" the sandwiches. Thanks so much for posting!

  • jessicaschafer
    Mar 17, 2012

    I have made this many times, excellent make-ahead item for parties. Sometimes I add a little mayo and mustard to the top layer only for flavor. They're always a hit!

  • kitzer
    Mar 3, 2011

    What would there be 'not' to like about these?? This recipe is definately going in my 'recipe box'!!Kitzer ~ >^..^< ~ meow

  • cup_cakes
    Apr 1, 2010

    Like the idea of this make ahead muffuletta.Will make it for Easter snacks.

  • ChefTC
    Mar 18, 2010

    I found that making the Muffuletta with real cheeses and the meats it was too expensive. But I thought of a few ideas and I find that corned beef sliced thick makes a great substitute along with thinly sliced mozzarella cheese... I would DEFINATELY make this again whenever I have unexpected guests over. It's a great recipe that everyone loves!

  • hotandspicey
    Feb 27, 2010

    these look delish!!! i havn't made them yet!!! next time a shower comes up at our church these will be perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!