Central Grocery Mini Muffuletta Sandwich

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This New Orleans classic, Central Grocery Mini Muffuletta Sandwich, is full of meats, pickled vegetables, and olive salad. It’s easy to assemble and easy to polish off.

When I think of New Orleans, I think of beignets, po’boys, BBQ shrimp, and muffulettas. Central Grocery holds the standard by which all muffulettas are compared. That’s a high bar to reach, much less surpass!

 Muffuletta Sandwich

Central Grocery Mini Muffuletta Sandwich

After falling in love with Central Grocery’s muffuletta years ago, it became a tailgating tradition for us to take it to every home game. It’s an awesome sandwich with complex flavors. As well, it’s especially good for tailgating because it doesn’t contain mayonnaise. Therefore, it can sit at room temperature longer.

Furthermore, I mixed it up from my normal muffuletta with these minis. However, you can get my traditional large sandwich muffuletta here. To mix it up, use small ciabatta rolls for a Mini Muffulettas.

Mini Muffuletta sandwich


The muffuletta sandwich is a true culinary masterpiece that combines a rich history with a symphony of flavors. Its origins rooted in the heart of New Orleans, this sandwich has transcended regional boundaries to become a beloved delicacy worldwide. With its harmonious blend of cured meats, tangy olive salad, and crusty bread, the muffuletta tantalizes the taste buds and offers a unique culinary experience.

Whether enjoyedMini Muffulettas as a quick lunch or a special treat, the muffuletta sandwich continues to stand as a testament to the power of food to bring people together and celebrate the vibrant tapestry of flavors that define our culinary traditions.


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Muffuletta Sandwich

City Grocery Mini Muffuletta Sandwich

This New Orleans classic, Central Grocery Mini Muffuletta Sandwich, is full of meats, pickled vegetables, and olive salad. It's easy to assemble and easy to polish off.
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Servings: 8 servings


For the Sandwich

  • 8 small ciabatta rolls
  • 1/2 pound cotta salami sliced thin
  • 1/2 pound ham sliced thin
  • 1/2 pound pepperoni sliced
  • 1/2 pound provolone cheese sliced
  • 1 cup Olive Salad

Olive Salad

  • 1/2 cup Greek olives chopped
  • 1/2 cup green olives stuffed with pimentos chopped
  • 1/2 cup pickled Italian vegetables
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed dried oregano
  • 2 Tablespoon parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper


For the Sandwich

  • Split the rolls in half. 
  • Layer in this order: On the bottom half of each bun place the cheese, ham, pepperoni, and salami. 
  • Spoon 1 to 2 tablespoons Olive Salad, evenly, on top of the salami. Top with top bun. 
  • Wrap in aluminum foil and press tightly together and let sit 30 minutes to an hour. This will keep the salad and sandwich from falling apart so much when you try to eat it. You can refrigerate or serve immediately.

For the Olive Salad

  • Combine all the Olive Salad ingredients, stir to combine. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator overnight.


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Calories: 644kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 2131mg | Potassium: 312mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 367IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 232mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. OMG, I’m drooling just looking at that mini muffuletta sandwich! I’ve been craving something like this all week. Can’t wait to try it from Central Grocery 🤤 Thank you for sharing this deliciousness, Call Me PMc! 😋

  2. 5 stars
    U had never tries a muffuletta sandwich before, where has it been all my life? It was delicious!

  3. You had me at cured meat and sunk me with olives and crusty bread. I’ve added this recipe to try as soon as I can!

  4. Paula, this looks so delicious and totally my kind of sandwich! I have to try this, hubby would love it! Thanks so much for sharing and pinning! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

    1. Thanks Cindy. It’s my husband’s very favorite sandwich. I have to make it every time we tailgate. Thanks for sharing!

  5. My husband spent a couple of years in Louisianna. He introduced me to Muffaletta amongst other regional favorites. We love it! Yours look great.
    We would love to have you link up at our weekly Super Saturday Link Party at MadeFromPinterest.net. We feature our most viewed and favorites the following Sunday. We would so love to have you on board!
    Sherri (the Baby of the Family)

  6. I have never had a muffuletta it reminds me of giardiniera salad that I love. I will have to try it out. Thanks for sharing these with us on foodie friday.

    1. The olive salad is very similiar to diardiniera salad! I would have never liked this sandwich when I was younger, but love all the different flavors going on in it now.

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