My husband loves to invite people over all the time for games or get-togethers. My go-to appetizer for last-minute guests are my absolute favorite Mini Muffalettas from my Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook. The mix of sweet bread and salty olive salad with creamy cheese and ham is SO delicious! You will want to keep them on-hand too! Oh, and sometimes I use sliced turkey-if you don’t want ham.
Mini Muffaletta Make-Ahead and Freeze
Whenever I make these scrumptious sandwiches, I always make extra as they freeze so well. Make sure to freeze before baking. When ready to serve, I take out a little ahead of time as they defrost quickly and put directly on a baking sheet. I think any time you come to my house, I have these in the freezer…as many times I pull out for my afternoon snack.
New Orleans Style Slider
Everyone loves sliders so I think of these as an easy-to-make Mini Muffaletta Slider that is satisfying with great flavors to serve any time of the year. The ultimate party slider with a feast of flavors.
Mini Muffalettas from Holly Clegg trim&TERRIFIC Gulf Coast Favorites
All it takes is four easy ingredients and 15 minutes to create my popular version of this Louisiana favorite Italian-style sandwich. Make them ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze until ready to bake.
Makes 32 – 40 Mini Muffalettas
2 (12-ounce) packages party-size rolls (16-20 to a package)
1/2 pound thinly sliced lean ham
1 1/2 cups shredded Italian five-cheese blend
1 (16-ounce) jar chopped Italian olive salad, drained
1. Preheat oven 375°F.
2. Split rolls in half, lay on baking sheet. Divide ham, cheese, and olive salad onto each roll.
3. Replace bread tops. Bake 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 107, Calories from fat 48%, Fat 6 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 9 mg, Sodium 260 mg, Carbohydrate 10 g, Dietary Fiber 1 g, Sugars 1 g, Protein 4 g, Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1 fat
TERRIFIC TIDBIT: Any combination of cheese may be used such as mozzarella, provolone, or Parmesan. Freeze Muffalettas before baking.
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