Muffuletta Pizza

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Inspired by the iconic New Orleans sandwich, this pizza is the perfect combination of savory meats, melty cheese, and sharp olive salad.

Muffuletta Pizza
 
Ingredients
  • 8-INCH
  • Basic Pizza Dough
  • ¼ cup pitted kalamata olives, drained and finely chopped
  • ¼ cup giardiniera, drained and finely chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped smoked ham
  • ¼ cup chopped salami
  • 2 tablespoons Alfredo sauce*
  • ½ cup shredded provolone cheese
  • Garnish: chopped fresh oregano
  • 10-INCH
  • Basic Pizza Dough
  • ½ cup pitted kalamata olives, drained and finely chopped
  • ½ cup giardiniera, drained and finely chopped
  • ½ cup chopped smoked ham
  • ½ cup chopped salami
  • ¼ cup Alfredo sauce*
  • 1 cup shredded provolone cheese
  • Garnish: chopped fresh oregano
  • 12-INCH
  • Basic Pizza Dough
  • ¾ cup pitted kalamata olives, drained and finely chopped
  • ¾ cup giardiniera, drained and finely chopped
  • ¾ cup chopped smoked ham
  • ¾ cup chopped salami
  • 6 tablespoons Alfredo sauce*
  • 1½ cups shredded provolone cheese
  • Garnish: chopped fresh oregano
  • 14-INCH
  • Basic Pizza Dough
  • 1 cup pitted kalamata olives, drained and finely chopped
  • 1 cup giardiniera, drained and finely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped smoked ham
  • 1 cup chopped salami
  • ½ cup Alfredo sauce*
  • 2 cups shredded provolone cheese
  • Garnish: chopped fresh oregano
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 475°.
  2. Lightly dust an 8-, 10-, 12-, or 14-inch cast-iron skillet or baking pan with flour. Using floured hands, gently stretch Basic Pizza Dough to cover bottom and press ½ inch up sides of prepared skillet or to edges of prepared pan. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes. Uncover crust.
  3. Bake for 5 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl, combine olives, giardiniera, ham, and salami. Spread Alfredo sauce onto crust, leaving a ½-inch border. Sprinkle olive mixture onto sauce; add half of cheese.
  5. Bake until crust is lightly browned, about 12 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes more. Garnish with oregano, if desired.
Notes
KITCHEN TIP: Giardiniera is a mix of pickled vegetables that commonly includes carrots, cauliflower, bell peppers, celery, and onion. It’s available spicy or mild.

*We used Newman’s Own Alfredo Pasta Sauce.