So, I am sure you are asking what in the world is a muffuletta?

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Tina Howell for NewsBreak – A muffuletta is sandwich that is made on a round, Sicilian sesame bread that originated among immigrants in New Orleans. It is stuffed with ham, salami, mortadella, Swiss, provolone cheese and olive salad.


  • 1 9″ round muffuletta sesame seed loaf
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cup of olive salad (NOTE: I like a lot on my sandwich)
  • 1/4 pound of deli ham, sliced thin
  • 1/4 pound of salami, sliced thin
  • 1/4 pound of mortadella, sliced thin
  • 1/4 pound of Swiss cheese, sliced thin
  • 1/4 pound of provolone cheese, sliced thin


  1. Slice the bread in half and opening both sides on a flat surface.
  2. Brush the inner sides of the bread with the oil from the olive salad and let it soak into the bread.
  3. Layer the meats (ham, salami and mortadella) on the bottom half of the bread. Top the meats with the cheeses (Swiss and provolone) then top the cheeses with a layer of the meats again.
  4. Then add the layer of olive salad. (NOTE: This layer should be thick, but you can add less, if desired) Place the top half of the bread over the olive salad and press down.
  5. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees
  6. Place the sandwich on baking sheet and toast in the oven for about 5 or 10 minutes, till warmed 

This sandwich is big enough to share with family or friends. Slice into 4 wedges, serve and enjoy!