Place the olives, roasted red pepper, and drained giardiniera, (use only the pickled cauliflower, carrots, celery and hot peppers, discard pickles if there are any) in a food processor fitted with a steel blade and process until everything is finely chopped.
Place this mixture in 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 which 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. Serve with crackers or toasted French bread rounds.
* You can make Easy Mardi Gras Hot Muffuletta Dip a day or so ahead. Just cover it unbaked, and refrigerate until you are ready to bake it.
Easy Mardi Gras Hot Muffuletta Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 300Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Total Carbohydrates 3g1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.