Easy Muffaletta Sliders

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In the South, there are three things we go wild about our Football, our Southern Heritage, and foods from our Southern Heritage. Easy Muffaletta Sliders are one of those fabulously delicious mouth-watering foods from our Southern Heritage that fit the bill on Gameday.

 

 

How can you go wrong with one of the most flavorful recipes the South has to offer? Made with layers of marinated olive salad, giardiniera relish, Genoa salami, Capicola Ham, Swiss cheese, provolone, and mortadella on Slider Buns, then pressed to perfection on a Panini maker till the cheese is hot and gooey.

 

 

 

In the South, there are 3 things we go wild about our Football, our Southern Heritage, and foods from our Southern Heritage. Easy Muffaletta Sliders are one of those fabulously delicious mouth-watering foods from our Southern Heritage that fit the bill on Gameday.I am excited to share one of my all-time favorite go-to menu items for game day. When I tell you these Muffaletta Sliders are crazy good, I sincerely mean it. They bring out the sunny side of my Southern American-Italian side in a way I can’t begin to describe.

 

 

 

In the South, there are 3 things we go wild about our Football, our Southern Heritage, and foods from our Southern Heritage. Easy Muffaletta Sliders are one of those fabulously delicious mouth-watering foods from our Southern Heritage that fit the bill on Gameday.I decided this time I was going to try out my recipe for Easy Muffaletta Sliders on Slider Buns instead of the Muffaletta bread we usually use. The outcome was remarkable since it added a whole new layer of flavor to the sandwich. Can you imagine all the characters going on here?

 

 

 

 

In the South, there are 3 things we go wild about our Football, our Southern Heritage, and foods from our Southern Heritage. Easy Muffaletta Sliders are one of those fabulously delicious mouth-watering foods from our Southern Heritage that fit the bill on Game day.I also added a hint of a mayo spicy mustard mixture to our Muffaletta Sliders this weekend, since my husband loves that extra bit of bold flavor on his Muffaletta Sliders. I know, I know it’s not a traditional condiment on Muffalettas, but it’s his Southern side coming out Y’all, he can’t help himself. Bless his little heart.

 

 

 

To make the Muffaletta Sliders crispy and melty, I like using my Panini maker and using the lined side to make them look like they have a little more personality and character. Let me tell you those Slider Buns had a beautifully lined golden brown character when we were done.

 

 

 

Some of you are probably wondering just how a notably looking Italian Sandwich ended up being a Southern thing? Well, it is the creation of early Sicilian immigrants who came to the Port of New Orléans from the Port of Palermo in the late 1800s and early 1900s. These lovely immigrants settled close to the busy French Market, which would come to be known as Little Palermo or the Italian Sector.

 

 

 

 

 
 

Ingredients you will need

  • 12 slices of thinly sliced Swiss cheese
  • 24 slices of thinly sliced Mortadella
  • 24 slices of thinly sliced Genoa salami
  • 24 slices of thinly sliced spicy Capicola Ham
  • 12 slices of thinly sliced Provolone cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped marinated olive salad
  • 1/2 cup of giardiniera relish (see below)
  • 12  Slider Buns  of choice

 

 

 

 

How to make Olive Salad for Muffaletas 

 

  • 1/2 cup Spanish green olives
  • 1/2 cup Greek olives 
  • 1/2 Black Olives
  • 1/2 cup Italian pickled vegetables
  • Two large pepperoncini peppers, optional
  • 3-4 cocktail onions
  • Two tablespoons capers
  • Three cloves garlic 
  • One teaspoon dried oregano
  • One teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper 
  • Three tablespoons red table wine
  • 1/8 cup extra organic virgin olive oil

 

Instructions and notes

Note: This recipe makes a large batch; it is enough for 24 or more sliders. If need be cut the method in half or use for Spanish Tapenades

Directions:

  1. Gather all ingredients listed before getting started on the process.
  2. Drain the olives, Italian pickled vegetables, pepperoncini peppers, cocktail onions, and capers.
  3. Place them in a food processor and add the remaining ingredients and pulse a few times until chopped carefully not to puree.
  4. Place in an air-tight container and refrigerate until needed.

 

 

Frequently asked questions:

    1. What are the Greek Olives? Technically there is more than one type of Greek olive, but the Kalamata olive is a large, dark purplish olive with a smooth, meaty texture named  Often used as table olives; they are usually preserved in wine vinegar or olive oil. They can be purchased at almost any grocery store.
    2. What are the Spanish green olives? Spanish olives are smaller green olives from Spain. These little olives are usually stuffed with red pimento. You can find Spanish olives in almost any grocery store.
    3. What are Pickled Italian vegetables? Giardiniera is an Italian relish of pickled vegetables in vinegar or oil. You can find them at almost any grocery store.
    4. What are peperoncino peppers? Pepperoncinis are sweet, mild peppers, sold pickled. Also known as Tuscan Peppers, sweet Italian peppers, or golden Greek peppers in some areas. The can be found at any grocery store.
    5. What are the cocktail onions? A cocktail onion is usually a small onion or pearl onion pickled in brine with small amounts of turmeric and paprika. Pearl onions are naturally sweet. They can be found in most grocery stores or liquor stores.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 from 14 votes
Easy Muffaletta Sliders
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
In the South, there are 3 things we go wild about our Football, our Southern Heritage, and foods from our Southern Heritage. Easy Muffaletta Sliders are one of those fabulously delicious mouth-watering foods from our Southern Heritage
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: Muffaletta, Sliders
Servings: 6 People
Author: hmccallum
Ingredients
  • 12 slices Thinly sliced Swiss cheese
  • 24 slices Thinly sliced Mortadella
  • 24 slices Thinly sliced Genoa salami
  • 24 slices Thinly sliced spicy Capicola Ham
  • 12 slices Thinly sliced Provolone cheese
  • 1/2 cup Chopped marinated olive salad
  • 1/2 cup Giardiniera relish
  • 12 Slider Buns of choice
Instructions
  1. Preheat Panini maker if serving hot.
  2. Separate the Pepperidge Farm Slider Buns
  3. Layer starting at the bottom Swiss cheese, Mortadella, Genoa salami, spicy Capicola Ham, Provolone cheese, a bit of the chopped marinated olive salad, and finally the giardiniera relish. Place the tops on and cook on a panini maker until lightly browned and the cheese has melted.
  4. Enjoy!

 

 

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In the South, there are 3 things we go wild about our Football, our Southern Heritage, and foods from our Southern Heritage. Easy Muffaletta Sliders are one of those fabulously delicious mouth-watering foods from our Southern Heritage that fit the bill on Gameday.

 

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