Muffuletta Grilled Cheese


The only way we could up the ante on the delicious well-known New Orleans sandwich is to turn it into an indulgent grilled cheese.

Muffuletta Grilled Cheese
Makes 4
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) jar olive salad, drained well and patted dry
  • ½ cup pepperoncini rings, drained well and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 8 teaspoons mayonnaise
  • 8 slices sesame seed sandwich bread
  • 8 slices provolone cheese
  • 1 pound thinly sliced black forest ham
  • 8 ounces thinly sliced Genoa salami
  • 8 slices mozzarella cheese
  1. In a medium bowl, stir together olive salad, pepperoncini, and oregano.
  2. Spread 1 teaspoon mayonnaise on one side of all bread slices. Top half of bread slices, plain side up, with 2 slices provolone, one-fourth of ham, one-fourth of salami, one-fourth of olive salad mixture, 2 slices mozzarella, and remaining bread slices, plain side down.
  3. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Cook sandwiches until bread is golden brown and cheese is melted, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Serve immediately.