My Italian family loves this recipe! A crusty loaf of Italian bread is cut in half, and layered with olives, and various meats and cheeses.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Slice bread in half lengthwise. Drizzle olive oil on both sides. Sprinkle both sides with Parmesan cheese, basil, and oregano.

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  • On the bottom half, layer chopped black olives and chopped green olives, then the salami, ham, provolone, and mozzarella. Cover with top layer, and cut into 4 servings.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

975.4 calories; 46.2 g protein; 61.3 g carbohydrates; 107.4 mg cholesterol; 2790.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2011
WOW - what a sandwich! We got Italian bread from one of our favorite bakeries and this was fabulous! I threw some kalamata olives into the mix and used high quality meats and cheeses for this. It was very good and very filling! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/11/2007
You'll get much more flavor if you actually mix the olive salad together with the herbs and let it marinate in the fridge prior to making the sandwich. Also, a muffaletta is served on sourdough. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 50
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2011
WOW - what a sandwich! We got Italian bread from one of our favorite bakeries and this was fabulous! I threw some kalamata olives into the mix and used high quality meats and cheeses for this. It was very good and very filling! Read More
(104)
Rating: 2 stars
10/11/2007
You'll get much more flavor if you actually mix the olive salad together with the herbs and let it marinate in the fridge prior to making the sandwich. Also, a muffaletta is served on sourdough. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2007
WOW! I thought I'd go out on a whim and try this... I went to the grocery got home threw it all together (in no time) and it was GREAT! Instead of olives (don't care for them on sandwiches) I used banana peppers AND I heated it in the over for about 10 mins. so the cheese would melt and the bread would get just a little crispy. Loved it and so did my husband! Thanks for sharing!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2006
I made these for the AFC Championship game and they were excellent. I did add a little Italian dressing to the olive mix only because I always do that. They had such a nice flavor! Go Pittsburgh! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2005
I hate olives but LOVE this sandwich! I don't use the mozzarella cheese as the provolone is plenty cheesy enough. You can buy olives already chopped. I cut the finished loaf into 8th's and put on a platter. Guests think I ordered from a gourmet shop!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2003
I drizzled the bread with garlic oil just like I do for my Sub Sandwiches We really liked these. Thanks Suzanne I can now make two sandwiches my Grandchildren rave about. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2007
this is my favorite sandwich after eating it i love it.. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2009
This sandwich is also delicious if you chop up giardiniera (pickled vegetables) and add in with the olives as the spread. This gives it a bit of kick. YUM! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2011
I'm no muffuletta expert and frankly I don't care if this is authentic or not! This is a great sandwich!! I scaled this down to two servings for Hubs and me. I combined the parmesan basil oregano and olives and just drizzled with enough olive oil to moisten the mixture. For two little sandwiches I thought the amount of basil and oregano (used fresh) might be too much so I scaled that back. I spread it on the bread and layered the rest of the ingredients using only the provolone and no mozzarella. I wanted this to be a warm sandwich so I wrapped the loaf in non-stick foil and baked at 350 for about 20 minutes. Great sandwich!! We ll look forward to doing this one again! Thanks Mary48!! Read More
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