Muffuletta Skewers for #SuperBowl #SundaySupper

by Renee on February 3, 2013

Muffuletta Skewers | Magnolia Days

How much do you like party food? It makes me smile just to think about it. I’m certain calories do not count at a party. At least that’s what I’m going to believe. Please do not tell me any different. I love to go to parties for many reasons and the food is one of the main ones. Platters of appetizers = this foodie’s delight. One appetizer I plan to serve at many future gatherings is muffuletta skewers. Olives, peppers, meat and cheese all on a stick. Oh yea!

Think about a muffuletta sandwich. You have an olive salad over deli meats and cheeses inside of bread. Take away the bread and deconstruct the olive salad and there are the components of these skewers. It is also like an Italian antipasto on a stick. Or a meat/cheese/olive tray on a stick. Simple and oh so good.

Then I had another idea for these skewers. It’s a real shame I didn’t think about this until they were gone. I wish I had so I could have taken a photo. Imagine a bowl of mixed greens with one of the skewers on top. It’s a great twist on a way to serve a salad. It would be quite festive and different. Serve it with a red wine vinaigrette and it’s a muffuletta salad.

Speaking of party food…today is Super Bowl XLVII. The Sunday Supper team is sharing recipes perfect for game day or any occasion. I’m thrilled about it because it’s all about party food. Do you see me smiling? Just look at all of them:

#SundaySupper Super Bowl Appetizers & Snacks:

#SundaySupper Super Bowl Main Dishes:

#SundaySupper Super Bowl Desserts:

#SundaySupper Super Bowl Tablescape:  10 Tips For A Winning Superbowl Buffet Table from An Appealing Plan

Now that is one feast for sure! I’m sure you found a whole bunch of recipes to make for your next party. Be sure to bookmark this post so you can reference it easily. It is a keeper list for sure.

What is your favorite party food? Is there one you always make when entertaining or to take to a party? I have several and these muffuletta skewers are in my make often list along with pimento cheese balls and stuffed mushrooms. I’m so ready for a party, how about you?

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Muffuletta Skewers

Makes 12 to 20 servings

Muffuletta Skewers

  • 3 to 5 slices Deli-style smoked ham
  • 3 to 5 slices Deli-style provolone cheese
  • 3 to 5 slices Deli-style Genoa salami
  • Pepperoncini peppers
  • Roasted red bell peppers, sliced into 1-inch pieces
  • Kalamata olives
  • Cocktail onions
  • Pimiento-stuffed Spanish olives
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Olive oil

Layer 1 slice each of the ham, cheese, and salami. Roll up tightly and refrigerate for 1 hour. Slice each roll into bite-size pieces.

Thread skewers with the pepperoncini, roasted red bell pepper, kalamata olive, cocktail onion, meat-and-cheese roll, another roasted red bell pepper, and Spanish olive.

Place skewers in a baking dish. Drizzle with red wine vinegar and olive oil. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Transfer skewers to a serving platter and serve immediately.

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Recipe adapted from one featured in a Southern Living magazine many years ago. I can’t find a link to it and I tore the page out of the magazine to keep in my recipe book so I don’t know which month/year it was featured.

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Lyn @LovelyPantry February 3, 2013 at 4:42 am

Ooh, Renee. These look rather posh! So elegantly presented.

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Renee February 3, 2013 at 8:44 am

Thanks Lyn!

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Paula @ Vintage Kitchen February 3, 2013 at 7:13 am

It´s the perfect way to avoid the carbs and get the amazing combination of flavors from a muffuletta (I love that word!). Gorgeous appetizers Renée! Have a great sunday!

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Renee February 3, 2013 at 8:45 am

Thank you Paula! It is a great carb-free appetizer.

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Liz February 3, 2013 at 8:54 am

These are gorgeous, Renee! Perfect for a NO Super Bowl!!!!

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Renee February 3, 2013 at 11:59 am

Thanks Liz!

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Nicole @ Daily Dish Recipes February 3, 2013 at 9:33 am

Renee these are beautiful. Oh my goodness, I cannot get over how pretty they are!
All my favorite things on a skewer, you just can’t get any better than that!
Great recipe!

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Renee February 3, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Thank you Nicole! They are very colorful and pretty (tasty too!).

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Shannon @VillageGirlBlog February 3, 2013 at 9:46 am

Perfect party food! So good and easy to make ahead of time. Yum!

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Jen @JuanitasCocina February 3, 2013 at 10:10 am

Okay, these are my dream skewer. Just letting you know.

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Renee February 3, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Thanks Jen! I’m glad to know that about these skewers and how much you like them.

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Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb February 3, 2013 at 10:11 am

Neat and all in order, gorgeous snack skewers Renee. It’s a brilliant idea, I imagine it would make a great new years treat too. =) Thanks for sharing!

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Renee February 3, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Thanks Helene! I agree – they would make a great New Year’s treat.

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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers February 3, 2013 at 10:17 am

This is perfect! I haven’t had an antipasto salad in forever and i love that it is on a stick!!!

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Renee February 3, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Thanks Jennifer! Food on a stick can be so much fun and handy too.

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Joyce@MommyTalkShow February 3, 2013 at 10:45 am

Thanks for sharing such an amazing recipe of your own and other bloggers. Next year, I’ve got to start planning a few weeks ahead so I can tackle some of the dishes. Get it? Tackle! I crack myself up sometimes.

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Renee February 3, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Tackle – how funny and fitting for this post!

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Katie February 3, 2013 at 10:51 am

I LOVE this idea! The presentation is gorgeous and the components are tasty!

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Renee February 3, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Thanks Katie!

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Beate February 3, 2013 at 11:04 am

Such a fantastic idea, Renee! I love everything on the skewer and the idea to serve on top of greens is just genius! I want to go party with you :)

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Renee February 3, 2013 at 12:05 pm

I need to make a few more just so I can have the salad. I’ll take a photo of it too.

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Stacy February 3, 2013 at 11:39 am

Since I am originally from Louisiana and have relatives that live in New Orleans, I’ve known a muffuletta or three and I couldn’t imagine what you were making when I saw the name of your post. I actually spent a few minutes contemplating how you were going to slice one up and skewer it. But it’s all clear now and what a great idea! These are beautiful, healthy and they’ve got to be tasty!

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Renee February 3, 2013 at 12:06 pm

It would be hard to skewer pieces of a sandwich. I’m glad I got your curiosity up. And yes, they are very tasty.

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Alaiyo Kiasi February 3, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Gorgeous appetizers, and so easy! The repetition of foods and textures on the skewers is what makes this dish one that you can’t take your eyes (or surely your hands) off of!

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Renee February 3, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Thanks Alaiyo! It is a nice combo of textures and colors on a platter. A feast for the eyes and the tummy.

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Jennie @themessybakerblog February 3, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Renee, I love everything about these. Such an awesome game-day snack.

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Renee February 4, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Thank you Jennie!

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Susan 30A EATS February 3, 2013 at 2:14 pm

I love the olive salad on Muffaletta’s from Central Grocery in New Orlean’s, and this is a perfect, low-carb friendly snack for Game Day! #SundaySupper

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Renee February 4, 2013 at 12:19 pm

I have always wanted to have one of the muffulettas from Central Grocery. One day I’ll get to New Orleans and be sure to get one.

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Terry February 3, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Fun…and could be adapted for any meats. I have the ingredients for these handy most of the time anyway.

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Renee February 4, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Very true they are adaptable. There are lots of possibilities for the skewers.

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Tara February 3, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Great idea, so colorful and tasty!!

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Renee February 4, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Thanks Tara!

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Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips February 3, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Pinned these, because I totally have to make them for a party! So many ingredients that I never would have eaten several years ago, but now love!

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Renee February 4, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Thank you so much for pinning them Brianne. I’m the same way with the ingredients. Years ago I would not have touched most of them. Now I enjoy all of them.

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Katy February 3, 2013 at 5:07 pm

These are so pretty, the perfect party-piece!

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Renee February 4, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Thanks Katy!

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Soni February 3, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Oooh these look like the perfect fun food to serve at any party!Love how easy it is to assemble and tastes delish :)

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Renee February 4, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Yes, very easy to assemble and they can be as big or as little as you want. Great make-ahead appetizer.

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Hezzi-D February 3, 2013 at 7:03 pm

These are beautiful and a great way to serve this lovely dish!

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Renee February 4, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Thank you so much!

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Momma's Meals February 3, 2013 at 7:47 pm

What a wonderful stick of goodness right there! Gosh I love your pics!

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Renee February 4, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Thank you very much for your kind words about my photos. You made my day!

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kathia February 3, 2013 at 7:51 pm

Looks so pretty and yummy.

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Renee February 4, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Thanks Kathia!

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Sarah February 3, 2013 at 8:01 pm

That’s such a cool idea

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Renee February 4, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Thank you Sarah!

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Kim Bee February 3, 2013 at 9:14 pm

I dig anything skewered. It’s just fun party food. I like to refer to them as food on stabby, pointy things. Always makes me giggle for some reason.

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Renee February 4, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Yea, you have to be careful when you are working with skewers. They are quite stabby pointy things. They are fun too and probably what makes you smile.

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Tiffany February 3, 2013 at 10:28 pm

These look so easy and delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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Renee February 4, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Thanks Tiffany! I’ve been wanting to share the recipe for a while. I figured a New Orleans event would be a good one for it. Plus it being game day foods and such.

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Susan February 3, 2013 at 10:49 pm

Love this! Such a great idea and easier than making a bunch of sandwiches.

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Renee February 4, 2013 at 12:26 pm

It sure is. Plus it is a great side in case you have some sandwiches. Better than a pickle slice.

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The Ninja Baker February 4, 2013 at 12:35 am

Sophisticated and clean. The ideal pass around food at a Super Bowl party or late night gathering with friends. And of course, as usual, your photography is perfect, Renee.

P.s. Appreciate the education on a muffuletta.

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Renee February 4, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Thanks Kim! You are so kind. You have to try a real muffuletta sandwich. They are so good.

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Megan February 4, 2013 at 8:30 am

I love muffuletta’s. They remind me of being in NOLA, strolling the streets and eating my face off. This is such a great recipe to make at home.

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Renee February 4, 2013 at 12:28 pm

NOLA is quite the eating town (and some drinking too). Great restaurants and the home of the original muffuletta. I really need to get there soon.

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Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere February 4, 2013 at 10:12 am

These look beautiful. I’ve never had muffuletta, but I’ve been wanting to try making one. They look like such an epic sandwich.

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Renee February 4, 2013 at 12:29 pm

A muffuletta is an epic sandwich. Even my husband who does not like olives will eat one. Make one soon and see how good it is.

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Lane @ Supper for a Steal February 4, 2013 at 10:14 am

Love these little skewers! The perfect low carb version of a muffuletta.

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Renee February 4, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Low carb for sure! Who needs bread with all that goodness.

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Anne @ Webicurean February 4, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Yum! I love the salad idea too! I use The Olive Pit’s muffuletta in my salads all the time–it’s like a secret ingredient!

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Renee February 4, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Yes, next time I’m making these a salad will be involved too. I think it would be a fabulous first course for a dinner party, especially a New Orleans cuisine one.

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Linda | The Urban Mrs February 4, 2013 at 4:37 pm

What a lovely presentation! And all the ingredients look very fresh and inviting.

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Renee February 5, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Thanks Linda!

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Carla February 4, 2013 at 6:55 pm

I love the idea of these skewers! It’s the lazy moose way of putting something together when you don’t feel like making actual sandwiches ;) My parents would love these, especially with the meats and peppercini.

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Renee February 5, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Thank you Carla. It does take a little time to skewer all the ingredients. It’s still easier than making sandwiches.

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Cindys Recipes February 4, 2013 at 9:23 pm

Fast and easy, Renee! Works for me!

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Renee February 5, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Thank you Cindy!

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amy @ fearless homemaker February 6, 2013 at 6:13 pm

Even though the superbowl’s over, these still look fantastic! I was just telling my husband the other night how I hadn’t had a muffaletta in years but reeeeallly want one. These look like a great spin on the traditional sandwich.

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Renee February 9, 2013 at 6:39 am

Thanks Amy!

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Sunithi February 7, 2013 at 3:14 pm

These look and sound gorgeous. I would just eat one of two of these for dinner. Very creative and beautiful pics !

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Renee February 9, 2013 at 6:44 am

Thank you Sue!

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Katherine G February 7, 2013 at 9:45 pm

These look so delicious.

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Laura | Small Wallet, Big Appetite February 10, 2013 at 2:13 am

This is such a clever de-constructed way to serve a muffuletta as an appetizer. Love it!

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Renee February 11, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Thanks Laura!

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