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Mardi Gras Muffalettas

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This easy recipe for Mardi Gras Muffalettas is a great way to celebrate Mardi Gras! These delicious sandwiches are full of flavor and are great any time of year. 

Easy Muffaletta sandwich recipe for Mardi Gras parties!


Muffalettas! Beads! Happy times!

Mardi Gras is coming soon, and although I do not need an excuse for a party, this is as good as any.  Mardi Gras or “Fat Tuesday”, is the prelude to Lent, the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter. 

Traditionally, in the days leading up to Lent, people would have one big party and eat tons of food as they prepared for fasting during those 40 days.

While I have been to New Orleans, I have never been during Mardi Gras festivities. I hear it is pretty crazy, so my friends and I are having our own little party here in California.

Mardi Grad party

We made some wonderful Muffaletta sandwiches for the gathering. 

Muffaletta sandwich

In New Orleans, there are lots of parties and parades.  The traditional colors of Mardi Gras are Purple, Yellow and Green representing justice, power, and faith, respectively.  

Masks and beads are fun party accessories and the festivities would not be complete without Zydeco Music. We incorporated the colors into our server ware.


Mardi Gras table

Here is a recipe for tasty Muffalettas –  sandwiches I made for the party.

It is all in the delicious filling that is full of flavor.

New Orleans style Muffaletta sandwich.
Fun for a Mardi Gras party! Be sure to check out these other great recipes for Mardi Gras:


Muffaletta Sandwich

Mardi Gra Muffaletta Sandwich Recipe

Easy Muffaletta sandwich recipe for Mardi Gras parties!

Mardi Gras Muffalettas

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1/4 cup pimiento-stuffed olives, drained and chopped
  • 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) ripe olives, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2  teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 lb  thinly sliced hard salami
  • 1/4 lb sliced provolone cheese
  • 1/4 lb thinly sliced cotto salami
  • 1/4 lb sliced part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 loaf french bread


    1. In a bowl mix together both types of olives, both vinegars, olive oil, garlic, basil and oregano.

    2. Remove the inside of the bottom half of the french bread and spread olive mixture over the bottom bread.

    3. Then layer slices of salami, mozzarella cheese, salami and provolone cheese on the sandwich.

    $. Top with bread top.



Remove the inside of the bottom half of the french bread and spread olive mixture over bread.


Then layer slices of salami, mozzarella cheese, salami and provolone cheese on the sandwich.

Layer sandwich

Put top of bread on sandwich and cut into serving size sandwiches.   Makes about 1 dozen sandwiches.


Easy Muffaletta sandwich recipe for Mardi Gras parties!

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J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all

Friday 31st of October 2014

Wow! This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing! I will have to store this one until Fat Tuesday comes back around! Thanks for joining Celebrate Southern link up this week my dear! I hope to see you back again on Tuesday! Happy Halloween!


Saturday 1st of November 2014

Thank you for stopping by! Happy Weekend!

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Monday 3rd of March 2014

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Karyn - Pint Sized Baker

Sunday 17th of February 2013

This spread looks so good! Thanks for sharing at Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker . I hope to see you again there tomorrow night!

The Contessa (Linda)

Tuesday 12th of February 2013

Thanks for bringing these to What'd You Do This Weekend? I just had a "Fat Tuesday" lunch. This would have been great to have with it!

Come back by next week and see what everyone has done over the weekend. Have a sweet week!

The Contessa (Linda)

Alexis AKA MOM

Tuesday 12th of February 2013

That looks amazing!!!! Yummy my dear, all beads go to you :)

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