LSU Muffuletta Sliders

My friends know I am a big fan of sliders for a tailgate or a homegate.  Now…I’d like to share a muffuletta slider…just in time for the SEC Championship game pitting #2 LSU against #4 GA.

Muffuletta Sliders photo by Kathy Miller

The Muffuletta sandwich is famous in New Orleans using  the round Sicilian bread with sesame seeds.  It is said to be created in 1906 at Central Grocery Co. on Decatur Street in New Orleans, LA by its owner, Salvatore Lupo, a Sicilian immigrant.

The traditional sandwich uses the round bread, sliced horizontally, and layered with ham, salami, swiss and provolone cheese, and mortadella (a pork luncheon meat which includes small cubes of pork fat) with the most difference making ingredient…olive salad.

My slider version uses Hawaiian rolls (as all my slider recipes do), I skip the mortadella (I promise I will try it sometime).  The recipe below includes a homemade olive salad based on A Fork’s Tale recipe, but I just ordered a jar of Central Grocery’s famous Olive Salad from Amazon.  Will let you know how I like “the original” after the game!


  • 12 Hawaiian rolls
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 pound ham, sliced
  • 1/2 pound Genoa salami, sliced
  • 1/2 pound Swiss cheese, sliced
  • 1/2 pound Provolone cheese, sliced
  • 6 tablespoons of your favorite olive salad (like Central Grocery's olive salad)

Homemade Olive Spread

If you prefer to make your own...
  • 1/2 cup giardinera mix (Italian pickled vegetables usually including cauliflower, celery and carrots
  • 1/4 cup black olives
  • 1/2 cup green olives
  • 1 T. dijon mustard
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 T red wine vinegar


  1. Slice the rolls in half. Brush with olive oil.
  2. Tear or cut slices to fit the rolls and layer starting with the ham, salami, Swiss cheese, and Provolone cheese.
  3. Top with the olive salad. Replace roll tops. Top each slider with a little melted butter.
  4. Wrap in foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.


These can also be served cold as is the original sandwich. If you would like to try making your own olive salad the above recipe adapted from A Fork's Tale.  

By KathyMillerTime
Home made Olive Salad from A Fork's Tale


Recipe Printed from

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“Tailgating On The Bayou”   painting by Kathy Miller features the Tower, the outer Quad buildings and Tiger Stadium.

Tailgating On The Bayou paintng by Kathy Miller

The tailgate includes “The Trinity”, onion, green pepper and celery.

The recipes include some of the most famous Louisiana cuisine, jambalaya, MUFFULETTAS, crawfish, gumbo and blackened alligator,  from the famous The Chimes).

For all my Georgia friends watch for tomorrow’s post for a few Georgia recipes.  And…

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Can’t wait for the game on Saturday, Dec.7, 4:00!  Lot’s of great games on.

Come celebrate with me.  I’ll save you a seat at the table.


  • Charlie Albright says:

    Kathy, I love Muffuletta’s. Have some of Central grocery olive dressing in refrigerator now. I have been reading there is a possibility M will play Vols in Gator Bowl.

    • KathyMillerTime says:

      Thanks for your comment Charlie! I know if you have the Central Grocery Olive salad in your frig it must be good. Can’t wait to get mine! Michigan Tennessee in the Gator bowl would be awesome🏈🏈🏈🧡🧡🧡🐊bowl

  • Becky Durrance says:

    Kathy, I would love to purchase 2 of your Tennessee prints and cant seem to get to your order site. Would you please send me instructions on how to do it? Thanks, Becky

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