Party Muffaletta

party muffaletta sandwich

Muffaletta sandwiches are classic New Orleans street food.

Party Muffaletta
Makes 12 servings
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  1. 1 (12-ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and thinly sliced
  2. ½ cup giardiniera, chopped
  3. ½ cup green olives, chopped
  4. ½ cup kalamata olives, chopped
  5. ½ cup shredded carrot
  6. ¼ cup shredded celery
  7. ¼ cup capers, chopped
  8. ¼ cup pepperoncini, chopped
  9. 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  10. 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  11. 2 (1-pound) loaves ciabatta bread, halved horizontally
  12. 1 pound thinly sliced Genoa salami
  13. 1 pound thinly sliced ham
  14. 1 pound thinly sliced mortadella
  15. 1 pound thinly sliced mozzarella
  16. 1 pound thinly sliced provolone
  17. 1 bunch fresh basil leaves
  1. In a medium bowl, stir together artichoke hearts and next 9 ingredients. Spread artichoke mixture on bottom half of each bread loaf, and layer each with meats, cheeses, and basil. Add top half of loaves, and wrap each tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or for up to overnight. Cut into rectangles, and serve warm or at room temperature.
  1. For warm sandwiches, preheat oven to 350°. Remove plastic wrap from sandwiches, and wrap in aluminum foil. Bake wrapped sandwiches for 25 minutes or until cheese has melted.
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