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Easy Muffaletta Sliders

January 5, 2019 (Last Updated: December 28, 2020)

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 for Easy Muffaletta Sliders

  • 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 it for Spanish Tapenades

  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 about Easy Muffaletta Sliders:

    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. They 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easy Muffaletta Sliders

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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
4.87 from 22 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 6 People
Calories 1102 kcal

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
  • ½ cup Chopped marinated olive salad
  • ½ cup Giardiniera relish
  • 12 Slider Buns of choice

Instructions
 

  • Preheat Panini maker if serving hot.
  • Separate the Pepperidge Farm Slider Buns
  • 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.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 01Calories: 1102kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 68gFat: 75gSaturated Fat: 31gCholesterol: 209mgSodium: 3927mgPotassium: 633mgSugar: 9gVitamin A: 617IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 580mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Muffaletta, Sliders
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If you like this recipe for Easy Muffaletta Sliders here are a few others you might enjoy

  •  Italian Beef sandwiches are a go-to family recipe handed down to me by my grandmother. This is the version that the family has made since the late ’30s. This classic Italian beef sandwich comprises of juicy shredded roast beef, fried sweet bell peppers, a spicy giardiniera, and provolone on a crusty bread roll. 
  • The Double Bacon Cheeseburger is one of my all-time childhood favorites to eat during the summer, combining well seasoned lean beef, smoked peppery thick-sliced bacon, garden fresh juicy vine-ripened red tomatoes, red onions, crisp Romaine lettuce, and Deli sliced White American Cheese, on a soft sesame seed bun.
  • Southern Ham Salad and White Bread go together like two peas and a pod. A delicious homemade Southern Ham salad made with sweet honey ham, celery, red onions, hardboiled boiled eggs, and pickles on a thick-sliced, fresh from the oven tasting white bread we all have come to love in our house.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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    Loreto Nardelli
    January 3, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    I am Italian and loved the combination of the meats and condiments on these Easy Muffaletta Sliders, I am in love ❤ with These sliders Perfect for Fat Tuesday!

  • Reply
    Jacqueline Debono
    January 3, 2021 at 12:12 pm

    So many of my favorite foods in these sliders! I really love the sound of your olive salad. I am planning to make these again for one of our TV dinner nights!

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