Muffuletta Sliders

Muffuletta Sliders

Indulge in a slice of New Orleans with these muffuletta slider sandwiches! They are a mouthwatering blend of cured meats, tangy olive salad, and creamy provolone cheese, all nestled between sweet Hawaiian roll sliders. It’s a flavor explosion that will transport your taste buds to the Big Easy!

You don’t have to go to New Orleans to get your muffuletta sandwich fix. Instead, you can make your own at home and enjoy them with your family or just hoard them for yourself (no judgment here).

These make a great appetizer or game day recipe as well. If you’ve never tried a muffuletta sandwich before, it’s worth giving it a try. You might discover a new favorite sandwich that you can enjoy for years to come!

Why This Recipe Works:

Easy: The ingredients for this recipe are simple to find and your local grocery store (we love an uncomplicated recipe). You can easily make your own if you cannot find olive salad

Shareable: Traditional muffuletta sandwiches are made on one large loaf of muffuletta or ciabatta bread. While you can certainly slice them into portions using slider buns instead makes this a much easier way to share as an appetizer with friends and family.

Muffuletta sliders

Supplies Needed:

  • Parchment Paper
  • Bread Knife
  • Food Processor
  • Baking Sheet or Foil Pan


  • Kings Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
  • Capicola (ham)
  • Genoa Salami
  • Mortadella
  • Provolone Cheese
  • Mozzarella or Swiss Cheese
  • Olive Spread
  • Melted Butter & Sesame Seeds (for the top)
Muffuletta slider ingredients

Muffaletta Olive Salad Recipe With Giardiniera:

Olive salad is a staple mix that really makes a muffuletta what it is; don’t skip it! You can sometimes find olive salad premixed in the store, but I often find it’s easiest to make up my own using staple pantry ingredients.

Here is what you need-

Muffuletta olive salad ingredients


Place all the ingredients together in a food processor and pulse a few times to combine. Be careful not to overmix, but it should be a fine texture similar to a relish. Do not add too much oil or it will make the sandwich too soggy as well.

How To Make Muffuletta Sliders:

Assembling this sandwich isn’t difficult, but there is an order on how to layer everything together. Additionally, this sandwich is traditionally served cold, but I find it works best when it’s baked or smoked so that everything holds together better on the slider buns. See the notes below for both options.

  1. Start by removing the slider buns from the packaging and with a bread knife, slicing the Hawaiian rolls to divide them in half. Do not disconnect the buns. Set both halves to the side.
  2. Make the olive salad mixture (listed above).
  3. To the bottom half, scoop out some of the oil mixture from the olive salad and use a spoon to lightly dress the bread. This just adds a little flavor to the bottom portion of the bread.
  4. Next, create an even layer of deli meat across the bread with the capicola (ham), the genoa salami, and then the mortadella.
  5. Then add the slices of mozzarella and slices of provolone.
  6. Bake the sliders open-faced without the top on to melt the cheese fully (this also helps prevent the olive mixture from making too much of an oily mess on the bread). It takes roughly 12-15 minutes for the cheese to get nice and melted.
  7. Once the cheese has melted remove them from the oven. Finish off the muffuletta sliders with a thick layer of the olive salad mixture and then place the top half of the Hawaiian roll sliders over the filling.
  8. Brush the top with melted butter and sesame seeds and bake a final 5 minutes or so to bring everything together.
  9. Remove them from the oven and rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
Steps for making a muffuletta slider

What To Serve With A Muffuletta Sandwich:

Expert Tips:

Here are some of my favorite sides I like to serve with these muffuletta sliders:

You can also never lose with a side of fries or potato chips and a pickle spear!

Sides to serve with muffuletta sliders

More Slider Recipes To Try:

Muffuletta Sliders

Muffuletta Sliders

Indulge in a slice of New Orleans with these muffuletta slider sandwiches! They are a mouthwatering blend of cured meats, tangy olive salad, and creamy provolone cheese, all nestled between sweet Hawaiian roll sliders. It's a flavor explosion that will transport your taste buds to the Big Easy!
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Course: Appetizer, Grilling, Main Course
Cuisine: American, New Orleans
Keyword: Muffuletta Sliders Recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 12 sliders
Calories: 259kcal
Author: Bon Appeteach


  • 1 package Kings Hawaiian Rolls
  • 6 slices Capicola (ham)
  • 9 slices Genoa Salami
  • 6 slices Mortadella
  • 6 slices Mozzarella
  • 6 slices Provolone
  • 2 tsp. Melted Butter
  • 2 tsp. Sesame Seeds

Olive Salad

  • 1/2 cup Green Olives
  • 1/4 cup Black Olives
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata Olives
  • 1/2 cup Italian Giardineria
  • 1/4 cup Pepperocinis
  • 1 tbsp. Capers
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 2 tsp. Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp. Red Wine Vinegar


  • If serving hot, preheat an oven or grill to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a food processor, combine all the olive salad ingredients and pulse to combine until it forms a relish like texture. Set it aside.
  • Remove the Hawaiian rolls from the packaging and slice them in half to divide them, but keep the buns attached. Place the bottom buns onto the parchment paper lined baking sheet to build the sliders on.
  • To the bottom half of the bread, spoon out a small amount of the olive oil from the olive salad mixture to lightly dress and season the base of the bread.
  • Add the slices of deli meat by covering the bottom layer of bread in the capicola, the genoa salmi, and then the mortadella. Then top with the mozzarella and the provolone cheese.

Serving Hot (recommended)

  • Bake the sliders uncovered with the top cheese layered open face in the oven so everything can melt. This takes about 12-15 minutes. Once melted, remove from the oven.
  • Scoop out the olive salad and add a thick even layer over the top of the meat and melted cheese. Place the top of the slider buns back over the muffuletta sandwich filling and brush with a little butter and sprinkle on the sesame seeds.
  • Place back into the oven for an additional 5 minutes, remove and cool slightly before slicing and serving.

Serving Cold (traditional)

  • This sandwich is traditionally served cold, but I do recommend it hot because it's not made on the traditional bread (both are great though). Brush the top with melted butter and sesame seeds. Press the bread top down to sandwich everything well and let it sit 10 minutes before slicing and serving.


Have extra sandwiches? Wrap tightly in plastic wrap or place in an airtight container and store in the fridge for 1-2 days. 


Serving: 2sliders | Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 1031mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.5g | Vitamin A: 258IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 202mg | Iron: 1mg
5 from 1 vote

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Recipe Rating

  1. 5 stars
    I needed something different by trying new flavors and I’m so happy that I gave this recipe a shot! Not your ordinary Sammy/slider. I am adding this to my list of recipe staples. Thanks you!

  2. Please note this recipe calls for 400′ oven but sliders will burn quickly at that temp especially if you’ve coated the rolls with butter. Recommend a lower temp and watch for burning.