Easy Mardi Gras Hot Muffuletta Dip is a tantalizing appetizer made with tasty green olives, salami, provolone cheese, and tangy giardiniera.
These yummy ingredients are combined with cream cheese to make a hot and delicious dip. This appetizer is simply bursting with flavor and is perfect for any Mardi Gras, game-day, or Super Bowl party.
I served this delicious dip at a book club meeting held at my house, along with pralines, a salty/sweet snack mix, and yes, classic hurricane cocktails! But this appetizer which I served with toasted french bread slices was the star of the show!
More Mardi Gras Recipes:
Check out these delicious choices:
- Cajun Dirty Rice with Sausage
- Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
- Hurricane Cocktails
- Mardi Gras Snack Mix
- Creamy Shrimp Creole
Need more ideas? Check out these posts: Ten + Classic Mardi Gras Recipes and Menu Ideas and The Ultimate Mardi Gras Recipe Collection by my sister Chula, over at the Pudge Factor Blog.
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You will need green olives, salami, roasted red peppers, provolone cheese, and garlic powder. You will also need giardiniera, which is pickled carrots, cauliflower, celery, and pepperoncini peppers. Plus, you need cream cheese, fresh parsley for garnish, and a little mozzarella cheese.
How to make muffuletta dip:
Gather your ingredients and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Place the olives, roasted red pepper, and drained giardiniera (discard pickles if there are any) in a food processor fitted with a steel blade and process until everything is coarsely chopped.
Add this mixture to a bowl along with the softened cream cheese, salami, and provolone cheese and mix well to combine.
Place this mixture in an oven-safe dish that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Top with the mozzarella cheese.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbling. Garnish with parsley and serve with crackers or toasted French bread rounds.
You can make this dip a day or so ahead. Just cover it unbaked, and refrigerate until you are ready to bake it.
You can find jarred giardiniera, next to the pickles in your grocery store.
This dip is best served with sturdy crackers or toasted French bread rounds.
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Easy Mardi Gras Hot Muffuletta Dip
- 6 oz pitted green olives
- ½ cup roasted red pepper
- ½ cup giardiniera
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 cup salami cut into small cubes
- 4 oz provolone cheese cut into small cubes
- 1 tablespoon grated mozzarella cheese
- 1 teaspoon fresh parsley finely minced for garnish
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place the olives, roasted red pepper, and drained giardiniera (discard pickles if there are any) in a food processor fitted with a steel blade and process until everything is coarsely chopped.
- Place this mixture in a bowl along with the softened cream cheese, salami, and provolone cheese and mix well to combine.
- Pour this mixture in an oven-safe dish that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray and top with the mozzarella cheese.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbling.
I have jarred muffalata, would i be able to use that in place? How much would you recommend using?
Hi LeeAnn, I have never used jarred muffuletta; until today, I had never even heard of it. But after a quick search on the internet, it looks like it contains both olives and giardiniera. I can’t say for sure, but I think you should be able to substitute it in the same amounts as the olives and giardiniera. If you decide to try it, please let me know how it goes.
All the best,
How much does this make?
Hi David, I haven’t measured it, but I would say from two and a half cups to 3 cups. I hope you enjoy it!