Tailgating Tidbits: Italian Muffuletta

Tailgating Tidbits Italian Muffuletta

Recipe courtesy of Celeste

Ingredients:

1 large round loaf of bread (white mountain, sourdough, etc).

1 jar of prepared pesto

1 cup Roasted Garlic spread (recipe below)

½ pound thinly sliced provolone

¼ pound thinly sliced hard salami

¼ pound thinly sliced Tuscan all natural turkey

¼ pound thinly sliced pepperoni

¼ pound thinly sliced mortadella

Roasted Garlic Spread:

Select a large head of garlic and slice off end with root to expose garlic

Place cut side down on a piece of aluminum and top with 1 tablespoon olive oil, wrap tightly.

Bake in 400 degree oven for about 30 minutes…cloves will be soft and golden brown

Remove and cool

Squeeze the garlic into a bowl, add 1 Tablespoon olive oil, ½ Tablespoon balsamic vinegar and add a pinch salt, pepper, fennel seeds, and herbs de province (or Italian season blend).  Smash/mix well.

Can be made in advance and stored in fridge.

Assembly

Slice bread in half and scoop out dough leaving a little layer just for taste.

Spread pesto on one half and roasted garlic spread on the other half

Start with layering provolone on bottom half in a circular pattern covering bread entirely.

Repeat with salami, turkey, pepperoni, mortadella and finishing with another layer of provolone.

Place top of bread on provolone

Wrap in aluminum and heat in 300 degree oven or on indirect heat on grill for 10-15 minutes to melt cheese and soften bread

 

Slice and enjoy!

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